Dr. Bormanis began working in veterinary medicine in 1989. He started his career as a kennel assistant, eventually working up to a veterinary technician via on the job training. He completed his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Missouri in May 1994 and joined the U.S. Army in July 1994, serving over 22 years before retiring in September 2016. During his military career, Dr. Bormanis served in various assignments throughout the United States and overseas providing veterinary care to thousands of military working dogs and pets, and performed food safety and public health audits on hundreds of military and commercial food establishments supplying the Department of Defense.
In 1999, Dr. Bormanis began a residency in veterinary pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Veterinary Pathology in Washington, DC. However, in 2000, he decided to change his specialty to veterinary preventive medicine. Dr. Bormanis completed his Masters of Public Health degree, specializing in infectious and tropical diseases at the University of South Florida in June 2002. In July 2002, Dr. Bormanis passed the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine certifying exam and became a specialist (diplomate) in Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Bormanis spent most of his Army career in veterinary preventive medicine and public health, holding several senior staff and leadership positions. He has extensive experience in food safety, disaster management and is a USDA trained and certified foreign animal disease diagnostician (FADD).

In July 2016, Dr. Bormanis joined the faculty at the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology (CAVT) where he has taught Parasitology, Nutrition, Practice and Self-Management, Clinical Chemistry, Companion Animal Diseases, Dentistry, and was the lead clinician in the Directed Clinical Practice Laboratory. Dr. Bormanis accepted the position of Medical Director at CAVT in October 2017. After almost three years in academia, Dr. Bormanis decided to return to private clinical practice and became an associate veterinarian at St. Francis Animal Hospital in February 2019.