Gerard graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Christian Brothers University in Business Management and Marketing and has earned the Certified Manager designation. In 1985 he received a Wildlife Restoration Certificate of Education from Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and assists that division with wildlife management projects. Gerard had a 14 year career in the management consulting and training field before he had the “calling” to the veterinary profession. For the past 25 years he has served as the Hospital Administrator and co-owner for Collierville Animal Clinic, P.C.
Gerard has served the VHMA in various positions since becoming a member including: State Representative for Tennessee (2000-2002), Area Director in (2002-2003), Treasurer (2003-2005 and 2013), Vice-President (2005-2009), and Interim-President (2009), President (2010-2012), Past-President (2012-2014). He also served as Chairman of the Industry Liaison Committee. Gerard has served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships since 2014. Gerard facilitates and supports relationships between the VHMA and industry vendors and organizations that support that association's mission.