Rood & Riddle New Surgical Facility Begins to Take Shape

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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is pleased to announce that it will be opening the doors of its Wellington facility to clients on Nov. 18. Conveniently located on Southshore Boulevard, the world-renowned equine hospital, which is in the process of updating the current facility with a new surgical center, is looking forward to supporting the equestrian community by providing emergency and elective surgical procedures, as well as advanced diagnostic imaging, internal medicine, neurology, podiatry, and ambulatory services.

The new surgical facility is on target to be completed during the early months of 2017. It will consist of five large patient stalls, an induction and recovery stall, transfer area, surgical suite, client viewing area, and a treatment room. All of the amenities of the new facility will be climate controlled and continuously staffed. Rood & Riddle veterinarians will be performing all treatments in the existing surgical suite and induction/recovery stall while the new facility is being completed.

With the arrival of board certified surgeon Jose Bras, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS on Nov. 18, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington will accept individual appointments and also be a 24/7 emergency referral facility. Additionally, clients will have the opportunity to schedule elective surgeries, and a wide range of diagnostic imaging services as well as internal medicine and neurology consultations with Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM and podiatry services with Scott Morrison, DVM, and Raul Bras, DVM, CJF.

The entire experienced team of veterinarians and technicians are eager to bring Rood & Riddle's world-class, reputable veterinary care to the competitive equestrian community in Wellington and south Florida.

"We are excited to expand our services to Wellington on a year round basis," said managing partner Scott Pierce, DVM. "The addition of the Wellington property allows us to better serve our many clients who compete in Florida every year, both in sport horse activities and racing."

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington is located at 5320 S. Shore Blvd. Wellington, FL 33449. To make an appointment or in the event of an emergency, please call 561-383-5437.

Rood & Riddle will be open for emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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