Dennis Woodruff, Medical Director

DVM, CCRT

Dr. Woodruff graduated from Iowa State University College of Medicine in 1974 and has a special interest in orthopedics. Dr. Woodruff performs ruptured anterior cruciate ligament repairs (RACL), triple pelvic osteotomy (TPO) and hemilaminectoy surgeries as well as complicated fracture repairs, bone biopsies, amputations and soft tissue surgery, including entropion repair, eye enucleations, gastrotomies, hernia repairs, exploratory surgeries and soft palate surgeries. 

Dr. Woodruff believes in the value of continuing education for his staff and promotes attendance at leading conferences and participating in professional as well as community organizations. He has been active in and held leadership positions in the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, the Greater Des Moines Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Iowa State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital Liaison Committee. He has also contributed to his community by serving as a City Council Member and Mayor of Carlisle, Iowa.  He has also enjoyed serving on the YMCA board of directors and the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce as well as coaching numerous little league sports teams.  Most recently Dr.

Woodruff has become a member of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians and is a certified Fear Free Practitioner.
In his spare time Dr. Woodruff loves spending time with his wife, 4 children and 12 grandchildren.  Any outdoor activity from gardening to golf as well as hunting, fishing and travel occupy his remaining free time. Dr. Woodruff just completed his 45th year as a Veterinarian and considers it the best health profession out there.  He is as passionate today as he was upon graduation 45 years ago!
Dr. Woodruff

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