About Us

About us

Welcome to McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital!

2021 begins our 28th year of providing complete, compassionate care for horses in the inland northwest. 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, 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.

Meet Our Team

Brandi Wurtz<br><font size="4"><a href="mailto:brandi@mpevh.com">brandi@mpevh.com</a></font>

Brandi Wurtz

HR Lead
Brandi Wurtz was raised on a small farm in Coeur d' Alene, Idaho. She spent all her time on horseback exploring back country trails with
Nichole Gilbert<br><font size="4"><a href="mailto:nichole@mpevh.com">nichole@mpevh.com</a></font>

Nichole Gilbert

Pharmacy & Inventory Lead
Nichole grew up riding horses in the mountains of Northern Idaho. Her love for horses came early and naturally for her. Nichole first worked in
Diane Gleason<br><font size="4"><a href="mailto:diane@mpevh.com">diane@mpevh.com</a></font>

Diane Gleason

Lead Customer Service Representative
Diane was raised on a 257 thousand acre cattle and sheep ranch in southwestern Montana. From a very young age, she was involved in the
Ruth Briggs

Ruth Briggs

Pharmacy Technician
Ruth was born & raised in the Chicago Illinois area and after attending college for a brief time, moved to the Pacific Northwest (Puget Sound