From Left to Right:
Abi Dawson– Veterinary Assistant
Vicky Nye– Office Management
Lindsey Wilson– Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician
Stephane Mcchesney-Stringari– Full Time Vet Tech and Anesthesia Technician
Dr. Marsh– Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Tina Bloxham– Full Time Head Vet Tech
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.
Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician
My name is Lindsey Wilson and I am very excited to be a part of the Prairie Summit Veterinary Service team. Originally I am from Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and an Agricultural Business minor. Initially I took a position in Wisconsin working for a large veterinary practice in their equine department as their Equine Breeding Manager. After working there for four years, I took an opportunity to move to Cody as an Assistant Equine Manager on a cutting horse operation. While working there, I discovered how much I love the mountains and the lifestyle of the West! After moving to Idaho briefly to work for a large veterinary medicine distribution company, I am thrilled to be back in Cody and working directly with animals while finishing up my Master’s Degree in Agricultural Business at Kansas State University.
My hobbies include running, kayaking, hiking and riding cutting horses. I also have two dogs: a three-legged Catahoula mix and a Heeler. I love being involved in making animals (and their owners) happy and healthy, and am blessed to be able to do this with such a great team at Prairie Summit.
Hi, my name is Vicky Nye and I was born and raised near Liverpool, England. I came to Wyoming for the first time in 2007 to experience life on a dude ranch and I never really returned home!
I have always loved animals and was lucky enough to own and raise a variety of animals from a very early age- lambs, rabbits, poultry and horses!
My family bred and hatched turkeys for over 25 years, so I have always worked and helped on our farm. My family had a couple of thoroughbred horses for racing and breeding and I also owned a nice dressage/jumping horse, so horses have always been a big part of my life growing up. When I came to Cody, Wyoming at the early age of 18 I fell in love with ranch life, the mountains and the wild beauty surrounding us. I met my husband CJ in 2007 on the dude ranch I was interning at, and we have been together ever since. We have two amazing childer – Sydney who is 7 and Cooper who is 5. CJ and I run a 120 head cow operation and also raise Free Range Turkeys that we home raise and sell fresh for Thanksgiving.
I am excited to be working for Prairie Summit Veterinary Services and look forward to helping this great community and all the amazing animals in it!
Full Time Head Vet Tech
Hello my name is Tina Bloxham and I am so thankful to be a part of Prairie Summit Veterinary Services! I was born and raised in the very small community of Challis, ID but I moved to Cody ten years ago from Pocatello, ID. While in Pocatello I spent 8 yrs working at a very busy equine and small animal mixed veterinary hospital. I became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2002. After I moved to Cody in 2007 I went to work at the Animal Care Clinic where I also spent 8 yrs. This past winter I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to work for Dr. Tori Lewis and the wonderful ladies that make up Bridger Veterinary Services in Bridger, MT. I can’t explain how happy it makes me to once again be taking care of animals in this community. When I first went to work in Veterinary Hospitals I don’t think I could have ever imagined how much other people’s animals would mean to me. My career has instilled in me a profound respect for what animals do for not only their owners but for whole communities. From the ranch horses that help the cattlemen of this area make a living, to the rodeo horses that help bill this town “Rodeo Capital of the World”, to the rescued and adopted dogs that bring joy to their families, to the tabby cat that is his elderly owners only constant companion, to the 4-H and FFA livestock that help send kids in this community to college, I could go on and on about all the things animals do for us. Working at Prairie Summit Veterinary Services affords me the opportunity to give back not only to the animals, but also to the people who love and need them, the same way I love and need my own animals. In the faces of yours I see the faces of mine so I handle them with the same respect. I am unbelievably grateful to all of you who have allowed me to part of your animal’s lives over the years. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Full Time Vet Tech and Anesthesia Technician
I’m Stephanie Stringari and I have been around animals my whole life. I also have a few of my own. The 3 dogs I have are rescues because I can’t say no ton abandoned or hurting animal. I have a husband and 2 girls. My family shares the same love for animals. I went to school to become a vet but it just wasn’t in the cards for me when I was younger. I still stayed in the filled however. I worked for Dr. Peila in Shepherd MT with small and large animals for 2 1/2 years. Then I went to work for the Animal Clinic of Billings for 10 1/2 years in surgery and anesthesia in small animals. My family and I relocated to Cody to work in the family business. I started working for Dr. Marsh at Prairie Summit and Dr. Peterson at Advanced Vet Care Center. I love working with large and small animals. It’s so rewarding and fun! I wouldn’t change it for the world!
Hello, my name is Abi Dawson. I joined this awesome team to be a veterinarian assistant in August of 2017 and since then have never regretted it. I am a junior in high school and have the wonderful convenience of homeschooling. Being the young age of 16, I certainly have been exposed to more learning opportunities than most girls my age. I have been competing in the rodeo world for most of my life, in both barrel racing and pole bending. As I have spent a lot of time hauling down the road, Prairie Summit Veterinary Services has always been there for my horses, dogs, and cats. I love animals of all shapes and sizes and it is fantastic to work with people who share that same love!