Behind the Scenes of a Famous Veterinary Hospital

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lexington, KY – Author Leslie Guttman has spent the last year as the proverbial “fly on the wall,” taking in the sights, sounds, and actions at the world-renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. As she prepares for the August 2009 release of her book Equine ER: A Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital, which captures the often dramatic, sometimes heartbreaking, but all-inspiring stories she has witnessed, Guttman is taking fans behind the scenes of her book, published by Eclipse Press, through blog posts and video now available at (

Throughout her time at Rood & Riddle, Guttman has documented her experience through blog posts, photographs, and video. Every Monday, new blog entries and videos are posted. >From April 1 through the end of the summer, Guttman will make daily posts and eventually add podcasts to the site. The Equine ER blog is part of new blog stable feature of The Horse, a monthly equine health care magazine published by Blood-Horse Publications.

“Equine ER tells stories of triumph and tragedy involving the most challenging cases from the perspectives of the attending veterinarians, the horse, and its owners and caretakers,” said Dr. Bryan Waldridge, a Rood & Riddle Veterinarian and formerly an award-winning professor at Auburn University.

About Leslie Guttman:
Leslie Guttman, a Lexington, Ky., native, is an independent journalist and freelance writer whose work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Post, Salon, Orion, and the San Francisco Chronicle, where she worked on staff for more than a decade. Her awards include being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for outstanding journalism. She’s also worked as an editor at Wired magazine, and her public radio commentary has been broadcast nationally on Marketplace.

To view the Equine ER blog, click here: