Our Mission

As a worldwide leader in equine healthcare, we provide expertise for our patients in a caring, professional, and ethical manner that creates value for the entire equine community.


Rood & Riddle began as an ambulatory practice in Lexington, Kentucky in 1982 and established a full-service equine hospital in 1986. Today the practice is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. Rood & Riddle continues their tradition of excellence into 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. With the original hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and satellite hospitals in Saratoga Springs, New York and Wellington, Florida, Rood & Riddle maintains an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationships with clients and the community.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital PSC is owned by 32 shareholders. Joining the founding partners, Drs. Bill Rood and Tom Riddle are Dr. Rolf Embertson, Dr. Scott Pierce, Dr. Larry Bramlage, Dr. Scott Hopper, Dr. Debbie Spike-Pierce, Dr. Scott Ahlschwede, Dr. Alan Ruggles, Dr. Bart Barber, Dr. Scott Morrison, Dr. Chris Newton, Dr. Jeff Cook, 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. Kevin Hyde, Dr. Jose Bras, Dr, Scott Fleming, Dr. William Gilsenan, Dr. Maria Schnobrich, Dr. Charles Scoggin and  Dr. S. Heath Soignier.