Dr. Larry Bramlage is a 1975 graduate of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and received a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University (MS) in 1978. He holds a Diploma from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Diplomate ACVS).
Dr. Bramlage is an internationally recognized equine orthopedic surgeon and practices at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, KY. He is a past President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
In recognition of his dedication and contribution to thoroughbred racing, Bramlage was awarded the 1994 Jockey Club Gold Medal for contributions to thoroughbred racing in the United States. He is also a past chairman of the Research Advisory Committee of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for that organization. His additional honors include the 1997 Tierlink Hochmoor Prize for his work regarding the internal fixation of fractures, the 1998 distinguished alumni award from The Ohio State University, the Alumni Fellow Award from Kansas State University, a British Equine Veterinary Association’s Special Award of Merit and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Legends award for the development of the fetlock arthrodesis procedure for horses in 2009 and the Thoroughbred Club Testimonial Award and induction into the International Equine Veterinary Hall of Fame in 2014.
He has received the American Association of Equine Practitioners Distinguished Service Award twice. He was elected to membership in the Jockey Club in 2002 and Distinguished Lifetime Membership in the American Association of Equine Practitioners in 2010. In 2019, he received the American College of Veterinary Surgeons Founders Award for career achievement. In 2021, he was awarded the “Beyond the Call Award” by the American Association of Equine Practitioners. In 2022, he was named to the Advisory Council of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority.