DR. ERIN RODDY
DVM - Proprietor and Head Veterinarian
Graduated The Marlborough School in Los Angeles June 2001
Graduated the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill June 2006 (Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Psychology)
(Spent one year abroad at The University of Edinburgh 2003-2004)
Graduated The University of California at Davis June 2010 (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Equine Focus)
Erin has been an avid equestrian since the age of 5 competing in primarily Equitation and Hunters in the US before moving to Australia in 2010 and making the move to Show Jumping. She has also competed in several other disciplines including Dressage, Barrel Racing, Western Pleasure, Fox Hunting, and Eventing. She competed as a member of her high school and University Equestrian Teams in the IEL and IHSA and was a member of the University of Edinburgh's BUSA team. She currently has a team of show jumpers competing up to Grand Prix (1.50) level.
Erin has worked as a horse trainer and riding coach since the age of 16 and grew up working in a large, professional stable. She ran summer riding camps for girls for many years and managed show teams both in the US and Europe. Since graduating from Veterinary School she runs her own boutique agistment and Rehabilitation Center, Spring Oak Rehabilitation.
Interest in Gut Health
Erin has always been interested in Equine Nutrition and particularly in the role that nutrition plays in Equestrian Performance and Disease. After her travels through the UK and Europe and her move to Australia she became even more interested in the differences in philosophies and practice of Equine Nutrition throughout the world. She became passionate about researching the science behind Equine Nutrition and Gut Health and the outcome different feeding strategies and practices can have on behavior, development, performance and disease.