Rood & Riddle Buys Saratoga, N.Y., Veterinary Service

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, based in Lexington, Ky., announced June 3 it has purchased the Saratoga, N.Y.-based Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service. With an increasing number of Kentucky operations opening divisions in New York, Rood & Riddle hopes to provide services to a growing number of clients that are using training facilities in the Saratoga area.

“This is an exciting and unique opportunity for our practice,” said Bill Rood, DVM, CEO and president of Rood & Riddle.

Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service provides emergency and ambulatory care and includes a surgical and diagnostic center. It will operate as a division of Rood & Riddle.

“The procurement of Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service by Rood & Riddle will ensure a continuation and expansion of the level of excellence already established by Saratoga Equine,” said Bill Barnes, DVM, MS, of Saratoga Equine.

Last year Scott Ahlschwede, DVM, a Rood & Riddle veterinarian, began providing ambulatory veterinary services to the operation’s New York clients.

A release from Rood and Riddle and Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service stated that Saratoga Equine will feature an emphasis on lameness exams and advanced imaging such as nuclear scintigraphy, upper airway and orthopedic surgery, and therapeutic and corrective podiatry for racehorses and sport horses.

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