Dr. Ordahl earned his Bachelor of Science degree in zoology at the University of California, Davis. After 2 years of graduate studies in physiology at Cal State Hayward, he worked in research at UCLA Medical School in the department of surgery. He began his training to become a veterinarian in the Philippines and finished at the University of Missouri Veterinary School in 1982. Dr. Ordahl has been practicing veterinary medicine in the San Joaquin Valley for over 30 years and at Banfield for the last 4 years. He is married with 4 children, 5 grandchildren, and has several cats, dogs, and horses. In his spare time, Dr. Ordahl enjoys hiking, backpacking, and sailing.