Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital expanded its veterinary services in Wellington in 2017. Rood & Riddle purchased an equine hospital and adjacent property on South Shore Blvd. formerly used by Wellington Equine Associates. After acquisition, the facility was modernized and expanded by adding a state of the art surgical facility housing a second surgery suite with climate controlled stalls. To accommodate advanced reproduction procedures, the facility has been updated to handle stallions as well as advanced mare techniques. Rood & Riddle acquired an interest in Advanced Equine Imaging which is located on the property. AEI offers services in MRI and nuclear scintigraphy.
Jose Bras, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, board certified in surgery, leads the team of surgeons at the Wellington facility. Recently, Dr Karen Beste joined the Rood & Riddle Wellington team as a second surgeon. Together they offer soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as lameness diagnosis and imaging. Board certified surgeon, Jen Jordan DVM, Dipl. ACVS, along with Ashley Embly, DVM, provide ambulatory services to our clients in Wellington. Stephanie Walbornn, DVM, Dipl. ACT, a board certified theriogenologist, will be providing advanced reproduction techniques for stallions and mares. Dr. Walbornn is also available for consultations.
Special podiatry services and shoeing are offered on an appointment basis with one of our veterinary podiatrists.
Rood & Riddle Co-founder Bill Rood said, "Rood & Riddle is very pleased to establish a hospital presence in Wellington, which is a major center for sport horse activities. Our mission has always been to provide the best care for our clients and patients wherever they are. Wellington is a focal point for sport horse activities and in addition, is conveniently located to major Thoroughbred and Standardbred training centers and racetracks. The addition of the Wellington property will allow us to better serve our many clients who compete in Florida every year, both with sport horses and in racing.
In recent years, Florida has seen large increases in the sport horse disciplines and continues to maintain a strong race horse industry. In response to an increase of Kentucky clients showing and racing horses in Florida, Rood & Riddle established the current facility in order to provide surgical and ambulatory services to the region year-round.
"We are excited to expand our services to the Wellington area. This will allow us to better serve our sport horse and racing clients in South Florida. We will continue to add specialty services to the practice as we expand, “said managing partner Scott Pierce, DVM, MRCVS.
Rood & Riddle in Wellington is located at 5320 S. Shore Blvd. Wellington, FL 33449. To schedule an appointment, please call (561) 383-5437.