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Peter Morresey

Shareholder, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Dr. Morresey graduated from Massey University in New Zealand. After 8 years mixed veterinary practice, he attended the University of Florida for a Theriogenology residency, followed by a Large Animal internal medicine residency. He then became faculty at New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, as a Field Service clinician. He is a Diplomate of both the American College of Theriogenologists and Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal). Currently he is in private practice at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

His interests include general equine medicine, mare reproductive health, neonatal medicine, neurology and respiratory therapies.

Dr. Martin Vidal

BVSc, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR
Owner/Director of Cave Creek Equine Surgical and Imaging Center

Dr. Martin Vidal is one of the pioneers in the area of stem cell research and its therapeutic application. Dr. Vidal began his undergraduate and graduate education at the University of Wisconsin and then completed his veterinary training in 2000 at the University of Liverpool. Dr. Vidal started his career in private practice in the UK at the Minster Equine Veterinary Clinic and in Australia where he completed his internship at the Goulburn Valley Equine Hospital.

During his internship, Dr. Vidal frequently treated injured horses with bone marrow transfers. This experience motivated Dr. Vidal to peruse a post-graduate work in stem cell biology at Louisiana State University (LSU). Dr. Vidal was among the first to publish on equine stem cell research and in 2004, he worked with the LSU veterinary clinical faculty to establish one of the first university-based stem cell services in the country.

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