Lexington, KY – Lexington-based Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital has agreed to purchase Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service, expanding its presence around the storied Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York.
Founded in 1996, Saratoga Equine opened a surgical and diagnostic center in 2000 to provide emergency and ambulatory care.
The Saratoga Equine website shows the company has a staff of seven, including two veterinarians. Rood and Riddle first began practice in New York and surrounding areas last year when veterinarian and Rood and Riddle shareholder Dr. Scott Ahlschwede began providing ambulatory veterinary services there.
Saratoga Equine’s founder, Dr. Bill Barnes, will continue to practice in the Saratoga Springs area as an independent practitioner and Saratoga Equine will operate as a division of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.
Rood and Riddle lists 39 veterinarians on staff and a dozen more listed as interns.