Dr. Ryan Less was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa, where he realized at an early age tha he wanted to become a veterinarian. Dr. Less completed 2 years of pre-veterinary studies at Iowa State University prior to being accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated with distinction in 1998 and was the recipient of the Pearson Award for Excellence in Small Animal Surgery. Following veterinary school, Dr. Less completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Dr. Less joined the Kimberly Crest Veterinary Hospital team in June of 2000 and became our primary surgeon in 2002. Dr. Less achieved board certification in canine and feline practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2004. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association, and the Quad City Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Less has devoted his practice to surgery on dogs and cats. He has extensive experience performing a wide variety of orthopedic, soft-tissue, and spinal surgeries. He has completed advanced training in the areas of fracture repair and the treatment of ligament injuries. In 2010 Dr. Less completed certification to perform Biomedtrix total hip replacement for the treatment of canine hip dysplasia.
In his personal time, Dr. Less enjoys spending time with his wife Marilynn and their golden retriever Kula. His hobbies include hiking, camping, canoeing, photography, and attending Cyclone sporting events.