Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

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About

Facility PhotoRood & Riddle began as an ambulatory practice in Lexington, Kentucky in 1981 and established a full-service equine hospital in 1986. Today the practice is known and respected throughout the world for innovative and highly skilled treatment of horses. Rood and Riddle continues their tradition of excellence into the twenty first century serving as a referral center for horses requiring specialized medical and surgical care and providing ambulatory care for all breeds and disciplines. With the original hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and satellite hospitals in Saratoga Springs, New York and Wellington, Florida, Rood & Riddle maintains an unwavering commitment to quality, both in the care of horses and in our relationships with clients and the community. 

In 2001 Rood & Riddle expanded its reproductive services to accommodate the increasing demand for advanced reproductive techniques. Under the direction of Michelle LeBlanc DVM, Dipl. ACT, Rood & Riddle constructed what is known today as the LeBlanc Reproduction Center. Staffed by board-certified theriogenologists, the center specializes in care of the infertile mare and advanced techniques such as embryo transfer and oocyte harvesting. Each of doctors has gone through rigorous training and met all guidelines established by The American College of Theriogenologists (ACT), which certifies specialists in animal reproduction.  Rood & Riddle also provides stallion owners assistance with standing stallions, semen collection and evaluation, as well as cooling, freezing, and shipment of semen.

Lab PhotoTo meet the increasing need of advanced reproductive techniques, Rood & Riddle established a reproductive complex on 200 acres in central Kentucky and is located just ten minutes from our Georgetown Road hospital.  This facility includes a stallion complex (top photo) and mare breeding facility accommodating mares and stallions for short or long-term reproductive management. These state-of-the art facilities allow us to expand with the increasing demands of our clients.  The facility is home to over 200 carefully selected recipient mares for use in embryo transfer.  All recipients undergo appropriate quarantine and health screening, are of sound reproductive health, and are vaccinated and dewormed according to accepted industry guidelines.  All services are overseen by three (3) board-certified theriogenologists who have advanced training and expertise in equine reproduction.

Etta Bradecamp, DVM, DACT, DABVP

Etta BradecampDr. Etta Bradecamp graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.  She became an Associate veterinarian at Keswick Equine Clinic in Virginia and resident at Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital in Victoria, Australia.  Dr. Bradecamp joined the Rood & Riddle team in 2011 as an Associate.  She has held numerous distinguished positions within the Northeast Association of Equine Practitioners (NAEP) such as serving on the Board of Directors, Vice President and President.  Dr. Bradecamp is a member of the AVMA, AAEP, NEAEP, SFT, ACT and ABVP. Special areas of interest include the infertile mare, embryo transfer, assisted reproductive techniques (ART) and the problem stallion.

Maria Schnobrich, VMD, DACT

Maria SchnobrichDr. Maria Schnobrich grew up in Boston where visits to her grandparents' farm and riding lessons at a young age, sparked her interest in horses and large animals.  Her interest to become an equine veterinarian was cemented while volunteering at Tufts Large Animal Hospital during college summers.  Dr. Schnobrich graduated Magna Cum Laude at Brown University followed by attending veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. She was awarded the William B. Boucher Award for Outstanding Teaching at the New Bolton Center in 2012 and the 2012 Charles W. Raker Award.  Dr. Schnobrich completed a yearlong internship at Rood & Riddle in 2008 and spent an additional year with Rood & Riddle as the resident veterinarian at Shadwell Farm.  She later completed a residency in Large Animal Theriogenology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenology. Special interests of hers include equine reproduction and mare and stallion infertility.

Charlie Scoggin, DVM, MS, DACT

Charlie ScogginDr. Scoggin grew up in Boulder, CO, but traveled east to Colgate University in Hamilton, NY for his undergraduate degree, majoring in chemistry and minoring in religion.  He traveled back home to attend both graduate and veterinary school at Colorado State University where he obtained an MS in equine reproductive physiology in 2001 and his DVM in 2005.  Following vet school, he served a one year internship at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and then was an associate veterinarian at a referral practice in California.  Dr. Scoggin then accepted a position as a resident veterinarian at a Thoroughbred breeding farm outside Paris, KY, where he practiced from 2008-2015.  He became a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists (animal reproduction) in 2012, and he joined the team at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in July 2015. Dr. Scoggin’s professional interests include stallion reproductive physiology, problem mares, and assisted reproductive technologies.  He is an affiliate faculty member in the clinical sciences department at Colorado State University, the vice-chairmen of the educational programs committee for the American Association of Equine Practitioners and a board member of the Society for Theriogenology. 

For more information on our reproductive services please visit our website www.roodandriddle.com

or email us at repro@roodandriddle.com

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