Dr. Ruggles, who specializes in orthopedic surgery and lameness, graduated from The New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1987. He completed an internship and residency in large animal surgery at New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr, Ruggles remained at New Bolton Center as a lecturer in surgery until joining the faculty at The Ohio State University in 1992. He joined Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY, in March of 1999 and is a partner there. He is active in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and AOVET. Dr. Ruggles is a member of the AAEP “On Call” media program. He has been co-chairman of the annual AO Equine Courses on Fracture Repair given in Columbus, OH since 1996.