Dr. Brian Forsgren is the Chief of Staff and Founder of Gateway Animal Clinic. Since 1980, his practice philosophy has been to strive to provide access to care for all pet owners irrespective of their financial resources. Dr. Forsgren is dedicated to the concept that the veterinary profession is the ultimate guardian of the integrity of the human-animal bond. We are the gatekeepers. This ideal has been the driving force in his professional life.
A graduate of Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Forsgren has served as the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association's (OVMA) Chairman of the Animal Welfare Committee (1996-99) and OVMA President (1999). He is also a member of the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians, the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics (SVME) and the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA).
Dr. Forsgren has been honored as Ohio's Veterinarian of the Year (2000), received the OVMA Distinguished Service Award (1996), and was named Distinguished Alumnus by OSU College of Veterinary Medicine (2009). He also received the AVMA's Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award (2009) and, most recently, was named the HSVMA Veterinary Advocate of the Year (2011).