From Left to Right:
Hailey Lancaster – Veterinary Technician
Kendall Dudenhoeffer – Veterinary Technician
Lindsey Wilson – Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician
Racheal Lineberger – Veterinary Assistant
Michele McGriff – Veterinary Technician
Dr. Amanda Marsh – Owner and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Kayla Palmer – Veterinary Assistant
Amanda Marsh, DVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Amanda Marsh, DVM, CVA is the owner and operator of Prairie Summit Veterinary Services, LLC. Being a Cody native, Dr. Amanda has always had firm roots in the community, growing up on a few ranches on both the Southfork and Northfork. These early ranch beginnings fostered Amanda’s animal knowledge and pushed her to work towards a career in Veterinary Medicine.
After graduating from Cody High School, Dr. Marsh did her first year of undergraduate training at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, VA. During her time in Virginia, Dr. Marsh spend a great deal of time working in Dressage and Hunter/Jumper training barns as both an exercise rider and groom, increasing her knowledge of higher level performance horses. In 2004, Dr. Marsh moved to the front range of Colorado where she continued to live for the next 7 years. She attended Colorado State University, during which time she earned a B.S. in Equine Science with a Veterinary Concentration. Much of her time as an undergraduate was spent on the CSU Collegiate Equestrian Team, volunteering at the CSU Equine Reproduction Lab, and training/showing horses at a local training facility.
Upon graduating in 2007, Dr. Marsh was accepted to the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and pursued her training in veterinary medicine, with specifically a focus in large animal medicine and reproduction. Desiring to pursue a career focused on Equine practice, Dr. Marsh spent the majority of her time, especially in her last year of training, interning at renowned equine practices including Littleton Equine Medical Center, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Idaho Equine Hospital, CSU Equine Critical Care Service and the Sports Medicine Practice at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City. Additionally, because her most passionate interest surround mares and foals, she spent a large amount of time volunteering and working at the Equine Reproduction Lab, learning advanced reproductive techniques including embryo transfer and stallion collection and processing. Her greatest passion while at CSU; however, was being the Foal Care Unit Coordinator, which focused on coordinating over 50 volunteers to help with critical neonates in the Large Animal Unit. While much of her training was equine medicine in nature, she was also able to spend time on Dr. Erik Egger’s Small Animal Orthopedic Field Service and the Larimer County Humane Society Field Service.
Graduating with Honors in 2011, Dr. Marsh accepted a position as an associate Veterinarian at Cody Veterinary Hospital in Cody. During her time there, she focused on the many responsibilities as a mixed animal Veterinarian but also began to focus her interests in equine performance medicine, equine reproduction, and small animal internal medicine. In 2013, Dr. Marsh met another mentor that would also shape many aspects of her future practice, Dr. Linda Lauper from California. While Dr. Marsh had some interest in Acupuncture during and following veterinary school, Dr. Lauper not only helped her develop her knowledge of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine but also encouraged her to pursue further training and certification.
In November 2015, Dr. Marsh elected to leave Cody Veterinary Hospital and pursue different interests with the ultimate goal of founding her own veterinary practice. During the interim, thanks to her very supportive friend Dr. Ken Brown, Dr. Marsh spent the next year as an emergency small animal veterinarian at the Animal Clinic of Billings (ACOB), a referral medicine and surgery center in Billings, MT. It was during her time at ACOB that, while she loved the challenges of emergency medicine, she greatly missed her time as an equine practitioner. In May of 2016, the roots of Prairie Summit Veterinary Services were developed, and in November 2016, Prairie Summit Veterinary Services opened to the public.
While practicing medicine is very important to Dr. Marsh, her most cherished part of her life is her family. Her husband Trapper is an active part of Prairie Summit and both of her daughters, Peyton and Mackenzie, can be found frequently helping their mom treat patients and cuddling the clinic cats after school. In her free time, Dr. Marsh loves to be in the mountains hiking and hunting with her husband, running a few races, and watching her daughters grow up into amazing young women.
Originally from Wisconsin, Lindsey grew up working on a farm that raised and trained Quarter Horses. She furthered her education by graduating from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and an Agricultural Business minor in 2011. Upon graduation, she obtained an internship that resulted in a full time position as Equine Breeding Manager for a large veterinary clinic in Wisconsin their equine department for four years. Opportunity arose to move to Wyoming as an Assistant Equine Manager on a cutting horse operation, where she maintained their performance horses, foaled mares, and traveled to cuttings for three years. After moving to Idaho briefly to work for a large veterinary medicine distribution company, she moved back to Wyoming in 2018 to work for Dr. Marsh and complete a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Business at Kansas State University.
Lindsey’s hobbies include running, kayaking, hiking and riding cutting horses. She also has two dogs: a three-legged Catahoula mix and a Heeler. She feels passionate about making animals (and their owners) happy and healthy, and is proud to be at Prairie Summit.
Kendall grew up in Southern Indiana and attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Equine Business Management. She came to Cody for the first time for a summer internship with a cowhorse trainer and fell in love with the area and Wyoming way of life. After that summer, she finished her senior year of college and moved to Cody permanently. Always wanting a career with animals, each job she worked involved them in some way. She has been fortunate enough to work for a horse trainer, a ranch, and a dog boarding facility; she also trains horses in her free time.
Her hobbies include hiking with her heeler mix named Noah, riding horses, and reading. Each animal she has had the privilege of meeting, from pet guinea pig to working ranch horse, reminds her how important they all are in our daily lives. She is excited to be a part of such a wonderful team who works so diligently to keep animals happy and healthy!
Hailey is originally from New Hampshire and moved to Cody in 2017. She has had a deep passion for animals for as long as she can remember. Her focus in high school was animal related studies in high school and planned to go to college to become a vet tech but life events got in the way. She had written off ever being a vet tech until her best friend told her of a job opening at Prairie Summit. She states that Dr. Marsh blessed her with the opportunity to live a dream she never thought would come true and being able to live that dream with a great crew of animal lovers.
Growing up she always had at least one dog and a cat around the house, and she had the desire to own a little piece of property and with all kinds of animals on it. Currently the Lancaster Funny Farm (as her husband likes to call it) has two dogs, one and a half horses, two cats and 23 chickens (and yes half of them have names). She is thankful to have so many wonderful family members at home and at Prairie Summit.
Michele was born and raised on a farm in Northwest Iowa. While growing up she had a menagerie of pets such as horses, dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs, & sheep. She has always loved helping animals. After graduating high school she went to college and received her degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. She moved Cody 16 years ago and worked at Cody Regional Health and Billings Clinic Cody for many years.
Michele currently lives in Cody with her husband and three dogs. In her spare time she enjoys camping, fishing, four wheeling, hunting, beekeeping, & riding mules.
She loves being a part of the team at Prairie Summit Veterinary Services because she gets to put her love of animals and people to work every day. She believes we have the most amazing clients and patients.
Racheal was born and raised here in Cody and always has been drawn to the outdoors and animals. Whether it’s training horses or hunting in the mountains or Wyoming you will always find her with some critters in tow. When she isn’t assisting at Prairie Summit, Racheal manages and guides for her outfitting business. She has two dogs, a Bassett Hound and a Malinois, who are constantly at her side in the mountains.
Kayla was born and raised in Cody, and is proud to be a fifth generation Codyite. When she is not helping out at the clinic, she creates beadwork for her company Buckaroo Bead Co. Kayla has two boys and is a stay at home mom, but she cowboys with her husband every opportunity she gets. Kayla also loves to bird hunt, big game hunt, camp, mountain bike, and collect turquoise and silver jewelry. She loves everything antique and vintage.