Dr. Chris Newton is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school in 1997, Dr. Newton began practicing in North Carolina but returned home to his native Lexington in 2000 when he joined Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. He is a general practitioner with primary interests in equine sports medicine, physical therapy, alternative medicine and reproduction.
As a sport horse practitioner, Dr. Newton has served as the team veterinarian for the North American Junior Young Rider Championship for ten years, the treating veterinarian for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event for 12 years, and served as Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital’s veterinary coordinator during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. Dr. Newton is also an avid equestrian who graduated from Pony Club and regularly competes in eventing.