Rood & Riddle Expands Veterinary Services in New York

Rood & Riddle Expands Veterinary Services in New York

Rood & Riddle to offer clinical services as well as expanded ambulatory services in New York.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY: Following a real estate closing on Monday September 16th, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has expanded its veterinary services in New York. Beginning Tuesday September 17th, Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service in Saratoga Springs, New York will be known as Saratoga Equine: A Rood & Riddle Hospital. Located less than a mile from Saratoga Race Course and Saratoga Springs Horse Show, Saratoga Equine will be Rood & Riddle’s first clinical venture outside the state of Kentucky.

Rood & Riddle CEO Bill Rood announced in June of this year that the hospital would be expanding their hospital services for the first time outside the state of Kentucky, relating that they had agreed to a deal, in principle, with Dr. Bill Barnes, former owner and veterinarian at Saratoga Equine, to purchase his practice in full.

When asked about the decision to expand after over 30 years in Lexington, KY, Dr. Rood answered, “We believe that this is the time to expand. With the number of farms opening operations in New York, the strong numbers at the Saratoga sales,and the number of our clients training in Saratoga the shareholders of Rood & Riddle feel that this is the time and the location to expand the veterinary services for which we are proud to be known in Kentucky.”

New York has seen a large increase in their breeding stock numbers thanks to strong racing and sales incentives. In response to the number of Kentucky clients that began shipping horses to New York, Rood & Riddle established an ambulatory presence in the Hudson Valley area in 2012 when Dr. Scott Ahlschwede, a shareholder and ambulatory veterinarian moved to New York to provide continuity in the quality of care that horse-owners receive when shipping horses between Kentucky and New York.

Rood & Riddle, announced the hiring of surgeon, Dr. Travis Tull. Dr. Tull, began his veterinary career at Rood & Riddle as an intern in 2006, and then completed a 3 year residency in Equine Surgery at Rood & Riddle in 2010. He passed  the American College of Veterinary Surgeons board certification exam in 2011. Dr. Tull will begin practicing at Saratoga Equine immediately following Monday’s close.

“We are excited about what Travis will bring to the practice in Saratoga. He has been a part of the Rood & Riddle family for many years and we are certain that he brings the highest level of surgical expertise to this venture. Even before he attended vet school, he worked for us as a veterinary assistant and has always shown a passion for the excellence and innovation that we strive for at Rood & Riddle.” said Dr. Brett Woodie, a surgeon at Rood & Riddle and the Managing Partner of Saratoga Equine.

#About Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 in Lexington, Kentucky as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care. Today Rood & Riddle is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. The hospital facility offers a full range of services including surgery, internal medicine, advanced diagnostic imaging, a focused Podiatry Center and specialized Reproductive Center.  The practice also provides ambulatory services for emergencies, preventative care, general reproduction, radiography, medical care and treatment of your horse at your farm or stable. Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital emphasizes an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in the relationships with clients and community.