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.
Freya Stein, DVM DACVIM (LAIM)
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.
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.
Alyssa K Doering, DVM
Growing up in Missoula, Dr. Doering first developed her passion for horses. With a background in barrel racing at the amateur, collegiate and professional levels, she understands the importance of the bond formed between horse and rider. Along with her equine interests, she likes to hike, cross-country and downhill ski with her family.
She is very excited to bring the skills that she acquired from a busy surgical and sports medicine referral center – Oakridge Equine Hospital in Oklahoma City, the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania, and finally at Texas A&M where she completed her surgical residency.
Dr. Doering will be providing orthopedic surgeries for our practice and expanding our surgical caseload to include: throat surgeries for performance horses, colic surgeries, laparoscopic techniques to remove ovaries and testicles, and many other soft-tissue surgeries.
Angela Feiring, DVM
Dr. Feiring was born and raised in Richmond, VA. She earned a B.S. in biology from Hollins University, a small liberal arts college in Roanoke, VA where she actively participated in the riding program. After graduating from Hollins, she worked as a veterinary assistant at an ambulatory equine practice in Powhatan, VA until she got accepted into vet school. Dr. Feiring earned her MVB at the University College Dublin (UCD) in Dublin, Ireland. After completing her veterinary degree, she moved back to the US. Having always loved horses, Dr. Feiring is very excited to explore the various facets of equine medicine as a part of the MPEH team. In her spare time Dr. Feiring enjoys reading, swimming, crafts, and riding when she gets the chance. She also loves spending time with her family and friends and walking the dogs, Esca and Remington.
Emily Vermillion, DVM
Dr. Emily Vermillion was born and raised in South Carolina, where she grew up riding and showing horses in multiple disciplines. She received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Georgia in 2015, and graduated from University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 with a large animal area of emphasis. She moved to Lewiston, Idaho following graduation to pursue a predominantly bovine large animal veterinarian position. After a little over a year of general large animal practice, she decided to join the McKinlay & Peters team to further her experience in equine medicine and surgery. Her main areas of interest include lameness and sports medicine, as well as reproduction. In her free time, she loves riding and showing her colt, Shiner, in cutting and ranch versatility. She also enjoys hiking with her blue heeler, Concho, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs!