Jordan Cole grew up just 1.5 miles from VCA West Los Angeles alongside Labrador retrievers. After studying biology and history at Duke University, he graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Jordan then completed a small animal rotating internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C., followed by a zoological medicine and surgery internship at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. In 2020 he returned home to begin his career as a small and exotic animal general practitioner.
Jordan is captivated by a broad array of veterinary topics, encompassing nutrition, general surgery, anesthesia, radiology, clinical pathology, and the human-animal bond. He 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 veterinary experience 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 play sports, run on the beach, explore nature, eat barbecue, listen to Motown, and root for LA teams. His wingman is a chocolate lab named Hagrid.