The focus of surgery at our hospital is state of the art care for horses with Colic, Orthopedic Repairs, Arthroscopic procedures, Joint Fusions, Laparoscopy, Cryptorchid Castrations, Ovariectomies (spay mares), Tooth Extractions and Sinus Surgery, Lacerations, Wound Care and much more.

McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital has the surgical expertise, technical staff, facility and equipment to allow us to provide surgical care for horses. Surgery is employed to return adult horses to performance, as well as to prolong their lives and improve their quality of life. Our doctor’s experience combined with a splendid facility, staff and equipment make our hospital THE place to go for all your equine surgery needs.

In addition to performance and pleasure horses, we provide surgical treatment for foals with orthopedic problems that frequently develop as they are growing. This includes straightening crooked legs, managing contracted tendons and treating growth deformities and lameness caused by diseases like osteochondrosis. We also treat and repair traumatic injuries in foals.

While our surgical focus began with orthopedic, traumatic and general/elective surgery, the variety of surgery has, and will continue to expand.


At MPEH we have been performing surgery on cryptorchid stallions (retained testicles) & spaying mares (removing ovaries) for many years. In order to do these procedures in a less invasive way, we have just obtained the training, equipment & supplies needed to do these procedures & others via LAPAROSCOPY. This is often referred to as a ‘minimally invasive technique’. Rather than using an incision large enough to allow the surgeons arm into the abdomen, small incisions are made, the structures are visualized & surgically managed through small holes using a video camera system & specialized instrumentation. These smaller incisions equate to less pain & shorter healing times for the patient. We are excited to offer this new minimally invasive surgery technique to the equine community.