Dr. 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.
After 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. To read about her world championship, click here.
In 2012, Dr. Woodford and Jackson were #1 in the Nation in the Amateur All Around events in the Pinto Horse Association. Click here to read about this amazing journey.
Her husband Kevin, judges, trains, and gives horse lessons at their farm in Mount Vernon, IA. The farm is also guarded by a friendly herd of Pembroke Welsh Corgis.