- 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.
Reproduction - Lameness - Dentistry - Surgery - Imaging - MRI - Ambulatory - Transportation
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.
- Lion Heart
- KG N MC Just On Fire
- Theme Park
- FrostyOak Malachi
- Auspicious Cat
- Dun Goin Steady
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 and one granddaughter. 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. 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.
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. Michele Roseburg
Dr. Roseburg was born and raised in Moses Lake, Washington. She grew up riding horses on the family farm and was a member of the Sun Basin Pony Club for several years. Her undergraduate and veterinary school studies were completed at Washington State University, go Cougs! After graduating in 2014, Dr. Roseburg accepted a year long internship position split between equine hospitals in Canada and Australia. She then took a job with Southern Highlands Equine Centre near Sydney, Australia where she stayed for two and a half years before moving back to the USA and joining the MPEH team. She enjoys the variety of equine practice but has particular interest in reproduction and dentistry. Dr. Roseburg is thrilled to be closer to family and looks forward to putting down roots in Washington once again. Outside of work some of her hobbies include cooking, gardening, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Dr. John Herning
Dr. Herning's interest in horses and veterinary medicine started with his learning to ride and Event in England during his father's Air Force tour in the 1970's. Graduating from Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987, he fulfilled an internship with Delaware Equine Center and stayed on as an associate where he developed a flat racing/steeplechase and English Performance Horse practice. He served as an official veterinarian at Radnor, Fairhill International and numerous other East Coast Three-Day events. He and his family returned to the Pacific Northwest in 2000, establishing Valley Equine Sports Medicine in South Spokane. Dr. Herning currently competes in Three-Day eventing in the tri-state area and Hunter/Jumper shows with his wife, Sue. When not working or riding, they enjoy exploring the mountains that surround us, hiking and camping.
Dr. Molly Lesser - Intern
Molly grew up in a small coastal California town where she spent much of her time immersed in various sports and riding horses. Early on, she became involved in the rodeo world and competed in breakaway and team roping through junior high, high school and eventually college rodeo. Through her experiences with horses and her enjoyment in the continued process of learning, she pursued a career in veterinary medicine graduating from Colorado State University with her DVM in 2019. She is excited to join the MPEH team for a one year internship to bolster her experience learning from the seasoned doctors and staff of the practice. While Molly enjoys the endless diversity of general practice, she has a particular interest in Equine Sports Medicine. Though free time is not in abundance, when not working she enjoys pursing triathlon, running and exploring the beautiful northern Washington/Idaho county with her dog, Roxy.
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