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Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital - Florida

RREH-FL Clinic


Rood & Riddle began as an ambulatory practice in Lexington, KY in 1982 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 & 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, KY, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital expanded its veterinary services to Wellington, Florida 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 advanced reproduction techniques in stallions as well as mares.  

Staffed by a board certified theriogenologist, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Wellington specializes in the care of the infertile mare with advanced techniques such as embryo transfer and oocyte harvesting and the stallion with advanced procedures including semen collection, cooling, freezing and shipment of semen. Semen export to the European Union is also available.  


Stephanie Walbornn, DVM, DACT

Stephanie Walbornn, DVM, DACTDr. Walbornn was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and moved to South Florida when she was six years old.  She grew up riding in both hunter and jumper disciplines.  She attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.  After graduation, Dr. Walbornn completed an internship at the Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Florida.  She went on to complete a residency in Equine Reproduction at Texas A&M University and became a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists in 2017.  Dr. Walbornn enjoys all facets of equine reproduction especially advanced reproduction techniques in the mare including oocyte harvest. 


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