Vet Techs are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices and play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. This week we are celebrating our Veterinary Technicians as well as our students in training.

Today we highlight our Gainesville campus Department Chair of Veterinary Technology, Dr. Gordon Smok, DVM, BA, AS.

Dr. Smok has been licensed as a veterinarian here in Florida for several years now and has also maintained a license in his home state of Illinois. A graduate of St. Georges University, Dr. Smok attended the University College Dublin for his final Clinical year and attended a Masters Program in Wild Animal Health at The Royal Veterinary College London. Since then, Dr. Smok has worked primarily in Small Animal Medicine with a focus on exotic species, as well as in the areas of Wildlife/Zoo, and Equine.

Since his time in Florida, Dr. Smok has worked in several clinics as an associate as well as a relief veterinarian. Dr. Smok left clinical work in 2014 when he started the Veterinary Technology program for Sanford-Brown College Tampa, he was able to gain full  AVMA/CVTEA accreditation as well as USDA registration, for that program and went on to be appointed as National Program Chair for all of Sanford-Brown Colleges Veterinary technology programs, shortly after  that Career Education Services decided to close all Sanford- Brown schools and they went into Teach-out.

Now Dr. Smok has taken on the Program Chair position here at City College and is looking forward to continuing on for the long term, seeing great things ahead for the future of City College- Gainesville.

A big THANK YOU to vet techs around the world, especially our very own!