- 5022 E Ballard Rd
- Colbert, WA 99005 USA
- P: 509-238-4959
- F: 509-238-2473
McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital
Welcome to McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital! We have been providing complete, compassionate care for horses in the inland northwest for over 20 years. Our team of doctors has more than 100 years of combined experience in equine veterinary medicine.
To provide the best care possible for your horses we have two hospital locations: Newman Lake and Colbert, both in Washington, as well as full ambulatory on-the-farm services. Emergency care is always available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our collective and collaborative vocation in life is to love and care for horses.
How thankful we are to have our roots in such a beautiful part of the West. Dr. Jed McKinlay began the practice at his home in the Green Bluff area, north of Spokane, in 1993. Since that time the practice has grown and flourished. In 1999, Dr. Bob Peters joined the practice and a solid partnership in equine veterinary care was formed. From our humble beginnings on Green Bluff, to our first facility and Reproduction Center in Colbert, to our new state of the art hospital in Newman Lake, our main focus has always been to provide the most comprehensive, compassionate care for horses possible. For the Love of Horses is not just our motto, but also our way of life. Each of our doctors, technicians, and staff are either horse owners themselves, or have a deep and abiding love for horses. We invite you to read a little about each of us. It is our hope that as you do, you will come to know that when you trust your horses care to McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital, your horse is being cared for by horsemen and women who have dedicated their lives to one of God's most beautiful creatures on earth - The Horse.
Lameness - Dentistry - Surgery - Imaging - MRI - Acupuncture - Chiropractic
Over the years we have become known throughout the region for our excellent results and professional care.
At McKinlay & Peters Equine we take pride in our reproductive services. Our business was built largely around reproduction and this specialty continues to be a mainstay of our practice. Our Reproduction Center in Colbert is newly remodeled and updated to better serve our customers and their horses. We have safe, lighted stalls for promoting early cycling in mares, video monitored foaling stalls, secure stallion stalls and turn-out paddocks.
We love mares, and offer exceptional quality reproductive services for them. We utilize the most up-to-date techniques in caring for mares with fertility issues. Year after year, many mare owners return to have their mares artificially inseminated with transported fresh cooled or frozen semen. Our embryo transfer program is second to none in the northwest. Embryo transfers are done for a number of reasons including raising multiple foals from a superior mare in a given year and/or allowing young performance mares to continue their athletic careers. Embryos can be flushed from mares as young as two years of age and as old as they continue to ovulate - into their twenties in many cases. Quality recipient mares are available. We ship and receive cooled embryos to and from other parts of the country. Video monitored foaling stalls are available to foal out your mare.
For stallions, we also offer a wide variety of reproductive services. These include fertility and breeding soundness evaluation, training to the phantom mare for semen collection, shipping cooled semen and semen freezing. We employ the most thorough and stringent test freezing process in the industry and have experienced excellent results. Stallion semen can be frozen and stored indefinitely, preserving valuable genetic material for future use. Frozen semen can be transported potentially anywhere. It may also be used to enable an athletic performance stallion to continue his show career uninterrupted. Storage is available for frozen semen.
We have been favored to stand several great stallions at our facility over the years. Our current resident stallion is two time ABHA World Champion Pleasure Stallion, Dun Goin Steady. Tex, is owned by Duns and Roses Ranch of Post Falls, Idaho.
Dr. Jed McKinlay
Dr. McKinlay grew up in the rural farming community of Kimberly, Idaho, not far from Twin Falls. He participated in football, wrestling and rodeo in high school. He continued competing in rodeo, riding bareback broncs and bulls at the national intercollegiate level and later in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He and his wife Debbie have four children: Bonnie (Derek) Ryan, Molly (Derek) Morris, Tanner and Afton and two grandsons, Zane & Sage. Dr. McKinlay received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Wyoming in 1986 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1990. He practiced in Alberta Canada for the first three years of his veterinary career and then moved to Spokane in 1993 where he started McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital. He enjoys all aspects of equine medicine but is especially focused on reproductive work. He frequently spends many hours learning from some of the nation's top experts in reproduction to enhance his knowledge and expertise. He is a rodeo cowboy at heart that loves his family, starting colts, snowboarding, skiing and fly fishing.
Dr. Bob Peters
Dr. Peters received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University in 1996. Prior to that, he was a farrier for 11 years. His shoeing background gave him a strong interest in all aspects of lameness, whether it be medical, surgical or mechanical. He has also developed an affinity for dentistry since graduation from veterinary school. He continues to increase his knowledge in that area through continuing education. Outside of work, he spends all of his available time with his family. His wife Rachel, son Tyrell, and daughter Alisa all share a passion for horses. They compete across the United States in cowboy mounted shooting. He has also been accused of sneaking away with a fly rod whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Dr. Misty Parker
Dr. Misty Parker was raised on a small mule ranch in Lenore, Idaho about 30 miles outside of Lewiston. She grew up spending all of her time either on horseback or out boating. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho and went on to veterinary school at Washington State University. After obtaining her DVM degree in 2005 she spent a year as an intern at Idaho Equine Hospital in Nampa, Idaho. Following her internship, Dr. Parker practiced for a few years in Moscow, Idaho and then for three years in Twin Falls, Idaho. Dr. Parker is certified in both Equine Chiropractic (by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association) and Equine Acupuncture (by the Chi Institute). She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine but is especially passionate about Chiropractic & Acupuncture. She has been a part of McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital since May of 2011. Dr. Parker is married to Jeremy Parker, an accomplished team roper. They are the parents of three children - daughters Alexis & McKenna and son Corbin. When she is not spending time with her family, Dr. Parker also enjoys dancing, hiking, and camping.
Dr. Bob Schneider
Dr. Bob Schneider grew up in Northern California. He is a graduate of the University of California Davis. His did his equine surgery residency training at Ohio State University and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (or a board certified specialist in surgery). He has been a faculty member at colleges of veterinary medicine at four universities, including 20 years at Washington State University. He has been diagnosing and treating horses with lameness and orthopedic injuries for 35 years. He is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings on lameness and treatment of orthopedic injuries in performance horses. Dr. Schneider was a pioneer in the use of MRI for diagnosing lameness in horses, being the first person to routinely evaluate lame horses with MRI. He is a well-recognized expert in orthopedic surgery and treatment of lameness problems in performance horses and provides these services at McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital.
When he is not working, Dr. Schneider can be found on the slopes of Schweitzer Mountain in North Idaho, or in the summer on the nearest tennis court. He also enjoys road cycling when time allows. He currently owns two horses, both reclamation projects from orthopedic injuries. He is very proud of his daughter who is also a veterinarian in a small animal practice in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Freya Stein
Dr. Stein grew up riding horses and enjoying the outdoors in Afton, Minnesota. She earned her BA in Biology from Grinnell College in Iowa and her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 2008. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Bend Equine Medical Center in Bend, OR. Dr. Stein enjoyed private equine practice in California for the next couple of years before following a longtime interest in internal medicine. She completed a residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine at Oklahoma State University in July 2016, and has particular interests in neurology, neonatal medicine, respiratory disease and ophthalmology. She is excited to return to the Northwest to be a part of the MPEH team! In her free time, Dr. Stein enjoys hiking, cycling, riding (when she can borrow a horse), and training her border collie in agility.
Dr. Jen Earnest
Dr. Jen Earnest was born in Reno, NV. She completed her B.S. in Animal Sciences at the University of Arizona in 2008. During the 4 years between undergrad and vet school she started reining horses and coached youth and non-pro riders at Dooley Performance Horses in Colorado. Dr. Earnest graduated from Colorado State University in May 2016. She is certified in animal acupuncture (Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, Curacore). She is passionate about performance horse medicine and working with clients to help keep horses performing at their best. In her spare time she enjoys starting colts, riding her mustangs (Roadie and Joey, who also made the trip to WA), running, cycling, and just about anything else outdoors.
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