Claude Ragle

Claude Ragle


Phone: 509-335-0822


Professional Credentials

  • DVM - Michigan State University 1983
  • Internship- Southwest Equine Hospital - Scottsdale Arizona 19983-1985
  • Surgical Residency- University of California- Davis - 1985-1988
  • Staff Surgeon -Pioneer Equine Hospital- Oakdale, California, 1988-1992
  • Faculty Surgeon - Washington State University 1992- Present

Board Certifications

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons- Diplomate, 1989
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners- Diplomate - Equine Practice, 1989, recertified in 1999

Clinical Practice Areas

  • Advanced Equine Surgery - (Soft tissue and Orthopedic)
  • Minimal Invasive Surgery (Laparoscopy, Arthroscopy)
  • Respiratory Surgery and Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Advanced Lameness Diagnostics (Nuclear Scintigraphy, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • Veterinary Applied Laparoscopic Training-VALT


  • Ragle,CA;  MRI use in the diagnosis of lameness. Large-animal-Proceedings-of-the-North-American-Veterinary-Conference,-Volume-18,-Orlando,-Florida,-USA,-17-21-January-2004. 2004; 184-185 Gainesville, USA: Eastern States Veterinary Association
  • Ragle CA. Support shoes and braces for tendon and ligament injuries. in Current Techniques in Equine Surgery. W.B. Saunders, eds. White and Moore, Philadelphia, PA 1999
  • Ragle CA. Treatment plate application in Current Techniques in Equine Surgery. W.B. Saunders, eds. White and Moore, Philadelphia, PA 1999
  • Ragle CA: Guttural Pouch Disease. Current Therapy in Equine Medicine 5. (2003)
  • Ragle CA: Laparoscopic Ovariectomy, Laparoscopic Removal of Cystic Calculi, Laparoscopic Removal of Granulosa Cell Tumor. Equine Diagnostics and Surgical Laparoscopy. Andrew Fischer ed. (2002)
  • Ragle CA: CT and MRI in Upper Respiratory Surgery. Proceedings ACVS Annual Symposium, 2001.
  • Ragle CA: Laparoscopic Instrumentation, Laparoscopic Indications, Laparoscopic Procedures. Manual of Equine Gastroenterology, edited by Mair, Ducharme and Divers (2001)
  • Ragle CA: Dorsally Recumbent Female Equine Urogenital Endoscopic Surgery, Dorsally Recumbent Urinary Endoscopic Surgery. Vet Clinics of North America (2000)
  • Ragle CA, Southwood LL, Howlett MR: Ventral abdominal approach for laparoscopic cryptorchidectomy in the horse. Vet Surg 1998;27:138-142.
Washington State University