Leaders in Education


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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is dedicated to education. Rood & Riddle veterinarians maintain the required education hours needed for their veterinary license and also participate in sharing information by speaking at education forums for veterinarians and horse owners.

Staff members currently involved in educational leadership roles include Dr. Rolf Embertson and Dr. Brett Woodie who serve on the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Exam Committee. Committee members are involved with creating and administering the examination to veterinarians who have completed their surgery residency and fulfilled their eligibility prerequisites for the exam. Only veterinarians who have successfully completed the exam and certification requirements of the ACVS are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and have earned the right to be called specialists in veterinary surgery.

Dr. Alan Ruggles is the chairman of the AO North American Veterinary Education Committee which directs the veterinary continuing education for the AO courses in both equine and small animal and a member of the CMEAB (Continuing Medical Education Advisory Board) which advises AO North America on issues regarding continuing education for physicians (trauma, spine and cranial maxillofacial courses) and veterinarians (equine and small animal orthopedic courses). Dr. Ruggles and Dr. Bramlage act as co-chairs for the Principles of Equine Fracture Repair, Advanced Techniques in Equine Fracture Repair and Advanced Workshops in Equine Fracture Repair courses held in Columbus, Ohio.

Additionally, Sheri Miller, RVT, a clinician technician, is president of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians, an organization devoted to promoting the health and welfare of the horse through the education and professional enrichment of the equine veterinary technician and assistant.

Rood & Riddle is also very pleased to offer education forums to the horse owner. We host our annual client seminar every January and provide speakers for meetings hosted by various breed organizations and equine groups. We also offer hospital tours year round and host special tours with educational presentations and demonstrations during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event each April.
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