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John A.E. Hubbell, DVM, MS, ACVAAHubbel

Dr. John Hubbell is the Chief of Anesthesiology at the Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, and holds the title Professor Emeritus of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at The College of Veterinary Medicine of The Ohio State University.  Dr. Hubbell has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia since 1982. 

Dr. Hubbell was raised in Lima, Ohio, in a pet and horse owning family.  After receiving his DVM from Ohio State in 1977, he served an equine surgery internship at the University of California at Davis then returned to Ohio State as a resident in veterinary anesthesiology.  Dr. Hubbell was a faculty member at Ohio State from 1982 until 2015 when he joined Rood and Riddle.

Dr. Hubbell is author of numerous articles on veterinary anesthesia and coauthor of two textbooks: Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia and Equine Anesthesia Monitoring and Emergency Therapy. Dr. Hubbell is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and speaks frequently at the annual meeting on topics related to anesthesia. 


Tracy E. Norman, VMD, DACVIMNorman

Dr. Norman, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, completed a rotating internship at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic and a residency in Internal Medicine at Texas A&M. She has spent time working in both private and academic practices since then, returning both to Texas A&M and Blue Ridge Equine Clinic at different times. She currently provides Internal Medicine and ultrasound services to Blue Ridge Equine Clinic and consulting services through her company, Valley Veterinary Ultrasound, LLC.


Stephanie Caston, DVM, DACVS-LACaston

Dr. Stephanie Caston grew up in southeast Texas and completed undergraduate studies at McNeese State University.  She attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.  After a surgical residency at Iowa State University, she spent 2 years as an emergency surgeon.  Dr. Caston is currently an associate professor and co-section head in equine surgery at Iowa State, and enjoys the busy caseload of lameness, prepurchase, and surgical cases there as well as clinical, lab, and classroom teaching.  Her current research and clinical interests include equine skin tumors, lameness, and soft tissue surgery.   She also has a small boarding, training, and sales farm.  She competes her own horses in eventing, and fox hunts during the winter months.


Lane Easter, DVM, DACVSEaster

Dr. Lane Easter is a Managing Partner and Surgeon at Performance Equine Associates in Thackerville, OK. His research interest includes regional nerve anesthesia as it pertains to the lameness exam.