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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bob Ordidge on 22 December 2019, aged 74.
A pioneer and legend in the equine veterinary field over the course of his 50-year career, he was particularly known for his contribution to the field of equine surgery. The racehorse, hunting and general horse owning fraternities hugely benefited from Bob’s pragmatic and intelligent approach. In the years that saw a huge expansion of surgical capabilities within the equine veterinary field, Bob took a leading role. Always interested in new techniques, he was self-effacing about his own incredible surgical skills and ready to push boundaries. He set up and grew the veterinary practice that is now Rainbow Equine Hospital (REH) from humble beginnings as Ordidge and Pritchard in Rainbow Lane, Old Malton, North Yorkshire.
A part of the team here at REH all his working life, Bob will be sorely missed by all those who had the privilege of working with and alongside him throughout his amazing career, and we know that his legacy lives on in many of the veterinarians who had the benefit of his keen mind and practical, no-nonsense, truly Yorkshire approach.