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Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Managing Partner: 
Dr. William Rood
(859) 233-0371
(859) 255-5367
2150 Georgetown Road
Lexington, KY 40511
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(800) 728-1654
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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is a full-service equine hospital established in 1986 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. Our reputation stems from our unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationship with clients and community.


Dr. Bill Rood and Dr. Tom Riddle formed their practice partnership in 1982, and opened Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in 1986 when they saw a need for an additional referral hospital in Lexington to handle the area’s ever-growing horse population. Since then the practice has grown to include more than 50 veterinarians and a staff of over 200 – all dedicated to do the best for the horse. In 2007, Rood & Riddle further expanded its services by opening the Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital PSC is owned by 21 shareholders. Joining the founding partners, Drs. Rood and 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, and Dr. Brad Tanner, Dr. Dale Brown and Dr. Woodrow Friend.


Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital Facilities

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital sits on 24 acres on Georgetown Road, in northwest Lexington,

Kentucky. The practice also owns and operates a farm that is home to the practice’s recipient mare herd for use in embryo transfer. Also offsite but within 2 miles of the hospital is the Rood & Riddle Veterinary Pharmacy, a veterinary pharmaceutical compounding facility.

Both individual and group tours of the hospital are welcome but are scheduled by appointment. Tours are offered on Wednesdays and Fridays March-May, and Fridays from June-November. Please call in advance! If you would like to visit the hospital, you may contact LaTonna Wilson at (859) 233-0371.