A Malibu native, Jordan grew up with parents in the medical field and alongside Labrador retrievers. Jordan's first exposure to veterinary medicine was as a high schooler here at Malibu Coast Animal Hospital, where he worked as a kennel technician and veterinary assistant. He was clearly hooked: after studying biology and history at Duke University, Jordan graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He subsequently accomplished a one-year small animal rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, followed by another one-year internship in zoological medicine and surgery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.
Jordan is captivated by a broad array of veterinary topics, encompassing nutrition, general surgery, anesthesia, radiology, clinical pathology, and the human-animal bond. He adores dogs and cats and also enjoys working with exotic patients including small mammals, reptiles, and birds. Jordan embraces the challenge of conducting medicine across different species and strives to forge meaningful relationships with clients through a foundation of mutual trust and empathy.
Another veterinary passion of Jordan's is centered on the conservation of endangered species. He has gained experience in zoological and wildlife medicine at institutions such as the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and Smithsonian National Zoological Park, as well as in the wild with Tasmanian devils in Australia and caribou in British Columbia. Jordan's latest research is in giraffe medicine.
Outside the hospital, Jordan's interests range from ancient history and paleontology to current politics and travel. He loves to barbecue, listen to Motown, explore nature, play sports at a sometimes frustrating level of mediocrity, and root for LA teams. His wingman is a chocolate lab named Hagrid.