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

Travel Schedule

November 2021December 2021
Thursday, November 11
Des Moines

Friday, November 12
Des Moines/Madrid

Monday, November 15

Thursday and Friday, November 18 & 19

Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26 Closed

Monday, November 29

We take appointments at our office in Marion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday, December 2 and 3rd Des Moines/Madrid

Monday, December 6 Waterloo

Thursday and Friday, December 16 and 17th Dubuque

December 23 through the 31st office closed

We take appointments at our office in Marion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

You can contact us via text at (319) 560-9899

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.


Articles and Testimonials

Lunging for Back Strength

September 6, 2018

In virtually all disciplines peak performance depends on the horse’s ability to drive deeply from the hindquarters, to round and lift its back, and to move freely up front.  The key to beautiful, free

Cindy and Coco

February 6, 2018

Cindy and Coco On September 20, 2017 Coco accidentally got closed in the garage door. She was rushed to the vet, and fortunately did not have anything broken but did not have use of her back

Chiropractic Care for Your Pet

December 14, 2017

The goal of animal chiropractic care is helping the animal

Our Patients

  1. All
  2. Dogs
  3. Horses