Dr. Raul Bras grew up in Puerto Rico where he showed and bred Paso Fino horses. He finished his undergraduate at Louisiana State University with a Bachelor in Animal Science. He graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 2005 and completed his clinical year at Auburn University. In 2005, Dr. Bras completed a surgery internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, the following year Dr. Bras stayed on as an Associate Veterinarian in the Podiatry Department of Rood & Riddle. Dr. Bras completed the farrier program at Cornell University in 2007 and in 2010 became a Certified Journeyman Farrier of the American Farriers Association. In 2012, he became a shareholder at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. In addition to providing his expertise in equine podiatry in Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Bras currently travels all over the states such as Ohio, Minnesota, South Carolina, Florida, New York on a monthly basis, and also internationally such as South America and Europe. He is devoted for the better of the vet-farrier relationship and an active participant within all associations in the industry such as the AAEP, NEAEP, AAPF, AFA, and many others. In 2015, Dr. Bras was inducted into the International Equine Veterinarian Hall of Fame.