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Veterinary Integrative Performance Services

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    Veterinary Integrative Performance Services (VIPs)

    Veterinary Integrative Performance Services optimizes the health and performance of horses and dogs. VIPs compliments your current veterinary care by focusing on reduced injuries and inflammation, enhanced immune systems and proper motion in the spine and limbs. Horse and dog enthusiasts have seen performance advantages in agility, field trials, jumping events and other competitive sports due to the therapies at VIPs.

    Chiropractic Care


    Acupuncture Care


    Magna Wave


    Stretching Exercises


    Canine Care


    Equine Care


    Meet Dr. Christine 

    Dr. Christine WoodfordDr. Woodford graduated Summa Cum Laude from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry. She then received a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. In 2002, Dr. Woodford graduated with honors from Iowa State University and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

    With an interest in lameness and performance horses, Dr. Woodford pursued academic studies in alternative therapies. In 2006, Dr. Woodford became certified in Animal Chiropractic by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. In 2007, she became certified in Equine Veterinary Acupuncture by the Chi Institute in Florida.

    Dr. ChristineAfter six years of practicing traditional veterinary medicine, Dr. Woodford founded Veterinary Integrative Performance Services (VIPs) to provide chiropractic and acupuncture care to animals. She has given several educational demonstrations, taught courses at Kirkwood Community College and has written educational articles for animal owners. She has worked on a wide variety of animals such as dogs, horses, show cattle, sheep, goats, and the occasional llama and has a proven record of delivering effective results.

    Dr. Woodford has developed an excellent reputation and network in the performance horse market through a lifetime of active involvement in the horse industry. She was 2X Reserve Pinto World Champion and Congress Champion in 2008 with her gelding “Jackson”. In 2010, she was Pinto World Champion in Showmanship.

    Jackson and RoseThroughout 2013-2017 Dr. Christine and Jackson have earned multiple Pinto World and Reserve World Championships in Showmanship, English Equitation, Western Horsemanship, Bareback horsemanship, Ranch Riding, and Trail. Click the links to see the winning patterns.

    In 2016 Dr. Christine’s young horse, Rose, was high point in Green Western Pleasure and Amateur Western Pleasure in the Iowa Paint Horse Club.


    Travel Schedule

    April 2017May 2017
    Thursday 4/6: Muscatine
    Monday 4/10: Waterloo/Manchester
    Thursday 4/13: Dubuque
    Friday 4/14: Dbq/Potosi
    Monday 4/17: Muscatine
    Monday 4/24: Burlington
    Thursday 4/27: Des Moines
    Friday 4/28: Madrid/Des Moines
    Monday 5/1: Manchester
    Thursday 5/4: Iowa City
    Monday 5/8: Waterloo
    Thursday 5/11: Des Moines
    Monday 5/15: Lancaster
    Thursday 5/18: Dubuque
    Friday 5/19: Des Moines/Ames
    Monday 5/22: Burlington
    Thursday 5/25: Iowa City


    Recent Articles and publications 

    lameness in horse
    Lameness in horses

    April 14, 2017

    Just like human athletes, horses need to be conditioned properly to perform at their peak level.  In the beginning of the season, or after a long time not working, horses should be worked lightly and

    Detecting Lameness

    January 20, 2017

    As I stated earlier, assessing the gaits of the equine can be challenging. It takes a lot of practice and a good eye to pick out subtle lameness. Not all lameness is obvious

    Equine Biomechanics and Gait Analysis

    January 20, 2017

    This article will be the first of two in a series on equine biomechanics and gait analysis. I will first talk about conformation. In order to understand a horse’s biomechanics


    Our Patients

    1. All
    2. Dogs
    3. Horses