Rood & Riddle opens Saratoga hospital

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital opened a Saratoga Springs facility this month. Photo courtesy Rood & Riddle

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital opened a Saratoga Springs facility this month. Photo courtesy Rood & Riddle

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital announced Aug. 4 that an expansion at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga is complete.

The Saratoga hospital includes two surgical suites, three anesthesia induction and recovery stalls, nuclear scintigraphy, a radiology suite, a laboratory and an ambulatory garage.  The hospital also includes a four-stall temperature controlled nuclear scintigraphy building as well.  In addition to the new facilities, the original building was renovated to increase office and storage space.

“We are extremely excited about the new hospital which demonstrates our commitment to the health, safety and welfare of horses in the Saratoga area and surrounding regions,” said surgeon Travis Tull, DVM, Dipl. ACVS.

The expansion more than doubled the size of the hospital. Its staff include 11 veterinarians and 12 support staff.

“We are pleased to debut the completed expansion.  This will allow us to better serve our equine clients in the New York and surrounding areas,” said Brett Woodie, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS., surgeon and managing partner at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

Rood & Riddle in Saratoga is a full-service equine hospital providing services in ambulatory, diagnostic imaging, emergency medicine and surgery, internal medicine, laboratory, podiatry, reproduction, sport horse and surgery.  The hospital is located about a mile from Saratoga Race Course and two miles from the harness track run by The Saratoga Casino Hotel.

“We are excited to showcase our new facility during this festive time of Saratoga racing and yearling sales to horse enthusiasts from near and far,” said Scott Ahlschwede, DVM.

Established in 2013, Rood & Riddle in Saratoga was Rood & Riddle’s first clinical venture outside of Kentucky. Rood & Riddle announced earlier this year that an additional hospital was purchased in Wellington, Florida.

An open house featuring tours of the new Saratoga facility will be held on Aug. 7 from4-7 p.m.  For more information, please visit

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