By: McKinlay & Peters Equine Hospital, Newman Lake, WA
My name is Pearce Sloan and I will be joining the team at McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital in August of 2022. I am originally from Chester, South Carolina. Through middle school and high school, I worked for the steal of $5/hour to work horses after school in the community of Lowry’s. I competed in South Carolina High School rodeo in barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, and team roping, and I served as the SCHSRA state president my senior year. After high school, I moved to Missouri to compete on the rodeo team at Missouri Valley College for breakaway roping on a full academic scholarship. After four years, I graduated with a bachelor’s in biology with a minor in chemistry, and I received a contract seat to Mississippi State University that provided in-state tuition for veterinary school. I graduated with my doctorate of veterinary medicine from MSU in 2018, and following graduation, I completed a one-year large animal internship at the University of Georgia. I was then lucky enough to complete an equine surgery residency at Kansas State University and trained with Drs. Beard, Santschi, and Lutter.
My professional passions include gastrointestinal (colic) surgery and lameness/sports medicine. I enjoy helping people get the most from their performance horses. Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and playing with my very energetic Border Collie, Cactus. My 2-4 year plan is to own a calf horse again. I’m excited to move to the northwest and explore a new part of the world. McKinlay and Peters Equine Hospital stood out to me 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 the horse”, 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.