Dr. Raul Bras grew up in Puerto Rico, where he was raised showing and breeding Paso Fino horses. He completed his undergraduate at Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. He graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 2005 and completed his clinical year at Auburn University.
In 2005, Dr. Bras completed a surgery internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. The following year, Dr. Bras remained an Associate Veterinarian in the Podiatry Department of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Dr. Bras completed the farrier program at Cornell University in 2007 and, in 2010, became a Certified Journeyman Farrier of the American Farriers Association. In 2012, he became a shareholder at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.
In addition to providing his expertise in equine podiatry in Lexington, KY, Dr. Bras currently travels all over the states, and internationally providing his expertise and knowledge with others. He is devoted to improving the veterinarian-farrier relationship and is an active participant in all associations in the industry, such as the AAEP, NEAEP, AAPF, AFA and many others.
In 2015, Dr. Bras was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame. Dr. Bras shares his passion as a veterinarian with his identical twin brother, Dr. Jose J. Bras (Equine Surgeon-Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington), and sister, Dr. Dineli Bras, world-renowned, board-certified ophthalmologist. Dr. Bras is devoted to family, dedicated to his beautiful wife, Katie Mather, and two lovely kids, Rauli and Lilli.