Rood & Riddle Clinicians to Speak at Lunch and Learn Series

Presentation topics will include colic, assisted reproduction techniques, therapeutic shoeing, and anesthesia.

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Rood & Riddle in Wellington, Florida, has announced that several of its veterinarians will participate in the 2018 Lunch and Learn Series hosted weekly at the Winter Equestrian Festival at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.

Series lunches are held once a week over the 12-week festival span and feature speakers on topics including management, horsemanship, and veterinary medicine. Admission is free to riders, trainers, and horse owners or tickets are available for purchase for $25.

Four veterinarians from Rood & Riddle will be hosting seminars:

  • Jose Bras, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, will speak on "Colic: Diagnosis and Surgical Decision." Bras completed an in-hospital internship at Rood & Riddle’s Lexington, Kentucky, clinic and then a surgical residency at Kansas State University (KSU). In addition, he earned a Master’s degree of Science in Biomedical Science while at KSU. He became a full-time Rood & Riddle team member in 2015 and now heads the surgery department at Rood & Riddle in Wellington.
  • Stephanie Walbornn, DVM, Dipl. ACT, will be presenting on "Advanced Technology in Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Breeding Horses." As a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists, she provides clients with a number of advanced reproduction techniques, including embryo flushing, oocyte aspiration, semen collection and evaluation, and more.
  • Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, APF, will be sharing his combined knowledge of veterinary medicine and equine podiatry to discuss the topic of "Therapeutic Shoeing for Performance Horses." A shareholder at Rood & Riddle, he serves as a veterinary podiatrist based out of the Lexington campus. In 2010 he became a Certified Journeyman Farrier of the American Farriers Association after completing the farrier program at Cornell University.
  • John Hubbell, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVAA, will be traveling from Lexington to present on "Demystifying Anesthesia." He directs the anesthesia service at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, in Lexington, and trains all team members that perform anesthesia at any of the three practices (Lexington, Wellington, and Saratoga Springs, New York). Hubbell has consulted at Rood & Riddle since the facility was established in 1986 and joined the staff on a full-time basis in July of 2015. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia in 1982, was a faculty member at the College of Veterinary at Ohio State for 33 years, and currently holds the rank of Professor Emeritus.

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