In response to an increase of Kentucky clients showing and racing horses in Florida, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital expanded its veterinary services in Wellington in 2017 to provide surgical and ambulatory services to the region year-round. Rood & Riddle purchased an equine hospital and adjacent property on South Shore Boulevard, formerly used by Wellington Equine Associates. After acquisition, the facility was modernized and expanded by adding a state-of-the-art surgical facility housing a second surgery suite with climate-controlled stalls. To accommodate advanced reproduction procedures, the facility has been updated to handle stallions and advanced mare techniques. The addition of the Wellington property has allowed us to better serve our many clients who compete in Florida yearly, both with sport horses and in racing.
We provide ambulatory services to our clients with particular expertise in the sport horse disciplines. Board-certified surgeons offer soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, lameness examinations and diagnostic imaging. The internal medicine department has two board-certified internists. A board-certified theriogenologist provides advanced reproduction techniques for stallions and mares. Special podiatry services and shoeing are offered on an appointment basis with one of our veterinary podiatrists.