VCA Woodford Animal Hospital

Dale Eckert, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Auburn University


Dr. Eckert, our medical director, has been a veteriarian at VCA Woodford since 1978. He has been married to his wife Ginny for over 30 years and has two daughters, Casey and Kelly. Casey is also a veterinarian.  In his free time Dr. Eckert is involved in many church activities and he enjoys sports and shooting sporting clays. He is also wellknown for the beautiful wildflower field he plants each year.

Although Dr. Eckert provides a wide range of services to his clients he has always had special interests in orthopedic surgery and small animal reproduction.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

VCA Woodford Animal Hospital offers emergency service for our active clients 24/7. If you have a emergency call 859-873-5181. The technician on duty will verify you are a active client and give you further instructions. Otherwise you will be referred to the closest emergency clinic.