Meet Our Doctors
Jed McKinlay, DVM
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, two grandsons, Zane & Sage, and one granddaughter, August. 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.
Bob Peters, DVM
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.
Bob Schneider, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
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.
Freya Stein, DVM
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.
Charlotte Hemstock, DVM – Intern
Dr. Charlotte Hemstock grew up on a small acreage west of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She developed a passion for horses from a young age and spent many years riding and competing on the hunter and show jumping circuits. She was fortunate enough to grow up next door to a local equine veterinary clinic which played a major role in her decision to pursue a career as an equine veterinarian. She was working towards a biology degree at Acadia University in Nova Scotia when she was accepted into the DVM program at the University of Calgary. She received her DVM degree from the University of Calgary in June of 2017. Dr. Hemstock is excited to join the MPEH team for her internship year to increase her knowledge and experience in equine medicine. Her areas of interest include sports medicine, lameness, dentistry and reproduction. In her free time she enjoys riding, water sports, downhill skiing, yoga and spending time with friends and family at their cabin in Montana.