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About Our Lexington Hospital

Driven by their passion for equine medicine and surgery, Dr. Bill Rood and Dr. Tom Riddle began practicing together as ambulatory veterinarians in 1982. Four years later, they opened Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, which sits on 24 acres in the heart of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY, as a horse referral center.

With the original hospital in Lexington, KY and additional hospitals in Saratoga Springs, NY and Wellington, FL, Rood & Riddle maintains an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationship with clients and the community.

Today, the practice is known and respected worldwide for the innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. Rood & Riddle continues its tradition of excellence in the twenty-first century serving as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care and providing ambulatory care for all breeds and disciplines.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital PSC is run by 35 shareholders. Joining the founding partners, Drs. Bill Rood and Tom Riddle, are Dr. Rolf Embertson, Dr. Scott Pierce, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dr. Scott Ahlschwede, Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce, Dr. Scott Hopper,  Dr. Bart Barber, Dr. Alan Ruggles, Dr. Scott Morrison, Dr. Jeff Cook, Dr. Chris Newton, Dr. Brett Woodie, Dr. Raul Bras, Dr. Woodrow Friend, Dr. Kathleen Paasch, Dr. Steve Reed, Dr. Brad Tanner, Dr. Dale Brown, Dr. Bonnie Barr, Dr. Laurie Metcalfe, Dr. Peter Morresey, Dr. Katherine Garrett, Dr. Etta Bradecamp, Dr. Jose Bras, Dr. Kevin Hyde, Dr. Scott Fleming, Dr. William Gilsenan, Dr. Maria Schnobrich, Dr. Charles Scoggin, Dr. Heath Soignier, Dr. Craig Lesser, Dr. Paty Flores-Ahlschwede, Dr. Julia Gloviczki, Dr. Jordan Kiviniemi-Moore, Dr. Peter Sheerin, Dr. Colton Thacker and Dr. Meg Miller Turpin. Shareholders emeritus: Dr. Bill Rood, Dr. Tom Riddle, Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Steve Reed. Drs. Rood and Riddle have retired from ownership and practice. Drs. Bramlage and Reed have retired from ownership but not practice.

Co-Founders Dr. William Rood & Dr. Thomas Riddle, 1985

Dr. Thomas Riddle (Co-Founder), Dr. Deborah Spike-Pierce (President/CEO) & Dr. William Rood (Co-Founder), 2022

Co-Founders Dr. William Rood & Dr. Thomas Riddle, 2022

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, 1986

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, 2022

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