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.
Michele Roseburg, DVM
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 paticular 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.
John Herning, DVM
Dr. Herning’s interest in horses and Veterinary Medicine started with his learning to ride & Event in England during his father’s Air Force tour in the 70’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 & 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.
Cameron Etherington, DVM
Growing up in Utah, Cameron always knew he wanted to be a veterinarian. It wasn’t until he spent several summers helping people from all over the world understand the western culture while working at a guest ranch in Antimony, Utah that he discovered his love for horses. His interests lie primarily in general practice and reproduction. In his spare time, Cameron enjoys rock climbing, horseback riding, working on his computers, video games, and even leads a group in Dungeons and Dragons. Cameron studied veterinary medicine at Utah State and Washington State Universities and is proud to join our team here at McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital.
Sarah Witt, BVM&S
Sarah was born and raised in Redmond, Washington. She earned her B.S. in biochemistry from Calvin College (now University) in Michigan. Following graduation, she moved across the pond to attend veterinary school at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sarah has always loved horses and while at vet school she has volunteered with the Edinburgh University Exmoor Pony Trekking Section where she helped manage a herd of Exmoor ponies and lead public treks to raise breed awareness. She has fallen in love with the UK native ponies and hopes to have her own Highland Pony someday. Her main interest is in Internal Medicine and she is excited to be serving the horses of Washington and Idaho. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family and going for long trail rides.
Pearce Sloan, DVM, MS
Dr. Pearce Sloan is originally from Chester, South Carolina. Through middle school and high school she was paid the steal of $5/hour to work horses after school in the community of Lowry’s. She competed in the South Carolina High School Rodeo Association in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, and team roping. She served as the SCHSRA state president during her senior year. After high school, Dr. Sloan moved to Missouri to compete on the rodeo team at Missouri Valley College for breakaway roping on a full academic scholarship. After four years, she graduated with a bachelor’s in biology with a minor in chemistry and received a contract seat to Mississippi State University which provided in-state tuition for veterinary school. She graduated with a doctorate of veterinary medicine from MSU in 2018, and following graduation, she completed a one-year large animal internship at the University of Georgia. Dr. Sloan then completed an equine surgery residency at Kansas State University and trained with Drs. Beard, Santschi, and Lutter.
Dr. Sloan’s professional passions include gastrointestinal (colic) surgery and lameness/sports medicine. She is surgery residency trained. She enjoys helping people get the most from their performance horses.
Outside of work, hiking and playing with her very energetic Border Collie, Cactus are activities she enjoys. She plans to own a calf horse again in the next two to four years.
She is excited to move to the northwest and explore a new part of the world. McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital stood out to Dr. Sloan because of the kindness of their veterinarians. “They work to provide top-tier veterinary care to the horses of Washington and Idaho. Their slogan is “for the love of horses”, and I couldn’t agree more. Love of horses really is why we do what we do. I am extremely excited to join their team.” Dr. Pearce Sloan