Dr. W. Thomas Riddle, founding partner of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, to visit Because of Horses Podcast Friday, June 28

Dr. Tom Riddle. Photo courtesy of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Dr. Tom Riddle. Photo courtesy of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Dr. Tom Riddle joins Elise Gaston Chand on Because of Horses podcast Friday, June 28

June 28, 2019— Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, is an international leader in veterinary medicine, providing specialized medical and surgical care to all equine breeds and disciplines. Dr. Bill Rood founded the practice in 1982. In 1986, Dr. Riddle joined him and expanded Rood & Riddle into a full-service equine hospital.

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is known throughout the world for its commitment to quality care and relationships with clients and the surrounding community. Its talented staff has provided full-service medical and surgical support to some of the most famous equines in the world, earning the practice the nickname of “the Mayo Clinic for horses.” Now owned by 26 shareholders, Rood & Riddle has satellite campuses in Saratoga Springs, New York, and Wellington, Florida.

The Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

The Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital campus in Lexington, Kentucky.
Photo courtesy of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital

Rood & Riddle is actively involved in owner education and outreach. In recognition of their connection to the Thoroughbred racing industry and the need for aftercare programs, Rood & Riddle established the RR Thoroughbred Sport Horse Awards, given annually to the top Thoroughbreds competing in dressage, eventing, hunter and jumper classes at US Equestrian Federation shows. In addition, the practice presents the Rood & Riddle Comeback Award to the equine athlete who conquers a major health complication and ultimately returns to elite competition after receiving care by the Rood & Riddle staff.

Veterinary medicine is a family tradition in the Riddle family. Riddle is the son of a veterinarian and several of his children have connections to the field. Riddle is originally from Greenville, South Carolina, and attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia. He relocated to Kentucky after graduation to intern with Dr. Dan Witherspoon at Spendthrift Farm.

Riddle has been the president of the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology and The Theriogenology Foundation. He was awarded the Steiner Award for Excellence in the Practice of Theriogenology and is an honorary member of the American College of Theriogenologists. He currently has a busy breeding practice in central Kentucky and is the director of public relations for Rood & Riddle.

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About Because of Horses

Each week, Elise Gaston Chand connects the horse world with informative and entertaining conversations about horses, horse-people and the equestrian life. Because of Horses is the horse-lover’s podcast for listeners worldwide, sharing notable equestrians’ personal stories, challenges, triumphs and expert insights, as well as timely topics and exciting event information from around the globe.Because of Horses is an American Horse Publications award winner and is the official podcast of the Hampton Classic

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