Veterinary Sciences

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Dennis D. Woodruff

Avondale Veterinary Hospital
United States of America


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 hemilaminectomy 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. and 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 American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians.

Research Interest

Veterinary, Surgery    

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