Our Services


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.


One of the most common issues we have to deal with as equine veterinarians is lameness.

At McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital, our goal is to return horses to soundness as quickly and completely as possible. The first and most important step is to accurately determine the cause of the horse’s lameness. This requires expertise and experience. It also requires high quality imaging equipment.


In the past 15 years the most profound advancements and changes in equine medicine have come in the field of dentistry.

From the 1800’s till the early 1990’s there was little change or advancement with dentistry in spite of radical changes in all the other medical and surgical fields. Basically, in the past, a horse never had its teeth “floated” till it was old, losing weight and obviously had difficulty chewing. By that point in its life it likely had severe dental abnormalities and the practitioner’s expertise and tools were inadequate to alleviate those problems.


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 in need of arthroscopic procedures, fracture repair, treatment of tendon/ligament injuries and repair of the limbs following trauma and/or laceration. Surgery is employed to return adult horses to performance, as well as to prolong their lives and improve their quality of life.


We are pleased to be able to provide many medical services at our Newman Lake Hospital. Click Read More for details!



McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital operates both 1 and 3 meter Video Endoscopes. This gives us the opportunity to accurately diagnose and properly treat problems in the sinus, guttural pouches, pharyngeal area, trachea, lungs, esophagus, stomach, uterus, urethra, and bladder of the horse.

Dynamic Endoscopy

We are pleased to now offer dynamic endoscopic airway evaluation. The dynamic endoscope allows us to evaluate the pharynx and larynx (back of the throat) while the horse is being ridden or exercised. Dynamic endoscopy is used to investigate abnormal respiratory noise (e.g. “roaring”, stridor), exercise induced hemorrhage (“bleeders”), exercise intolerance, decreased performance quality and/or reluctance to work. We can also use this technology to investigate difficulty with swallowing.  Dynamic endoscopy also allows us to examine important variables such as head position, speed, activity, and particularly different tack (bits, martingales, etc) that can significantly impact airway function. Please contact our office for details on scheduling an exam for your horse.

Digital Ultrasound

The ultrasound is one of the indispensable tools we have used to build MPEH. It is an integral piece of equipment that we use every day. We can image anything except for bone with the ultrasound.

Digital Radiography

McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital was the first veterinary practice to bring digital radiography to the region. This is an amazing tool that we use daily to image bone, both normal and abnormal. It is used during surgery to ensure proper placement of screws and plates.


Equine MRI – Newman Lake Hospital

The number one thing a veterinarian needs to know when treating a horse with a lameness – is the cause. The guesswork is eliminated when the problem is accurately identified. This greatly improves the horse’s chances of returning to performance. Precise diagnosis leads to proper treatment, which leads to the best possible prognosis. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful diagnostic tool that allows us to see bone, cartilage, tendon, & ligaments. MRI studies allow for the highest level of diagnostic accuracy. If your horse has a lameness problem that cannot be diagnosed, you should strongly consider having an MRI study performed.


To facilitate the most complete veterinary care of your horse, whether at your home or farm, MPEH has five veterinary vehicles fully equipped for farm calls.

We are able to bring almost all of our state-of-the-art equipment to your location, including digital x-ray machines and digital ultra sound. We also have two sets of portable stocks that allow us to accomplish exams of your horse with safety and ease. Please call our office to schedule an appointment at your farm.


McKinlay & Peters offers a Horse Transportation Service to and from our locations for those who do not have transportation available or are unable to haul their own horses.

Our haulers are safe, experienced and dependable. Please call our office to make arrangements for this service.

Vaccination Guarantee

Did you know that when your horses are vaccinated by one of our veterinarians with a vaccine from Zoetis that you are covered by their Guarantee?

Zoetis confidently stands behind its vaccines with the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee, the most comprehensive guarantee available. To be eligible for the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee, a horse must be vaccinated by a veterinarian with a qualifying Zoetis vaccine. If the horse exhibits clinical signs for a corresponding equine disease for which he was vaccinated, Zoetis will help cover the diagnostic investigation to determine the cause of illness. If diagnostics confirm disease, Zoetis will also cover ancillary diagnostic and therapeutic charges up to $5,000.