Meet Our Team

Meet Our Veterinarians

Lynn Rodger

Lynn Rodger, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Lynn Rodger graduated from veterinary school at Oregon State University in 1989. She then worked as an intern at a major equine referral hospital in Southern California. She began a 3 year residency program in equine internal medicine at UC Davis in 1991 and became board certified in 1995. In 1996, she and Dr. Arnold moved up to this area and eventually purchased Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in 2002. Her interests include all phases of internal medicine including respiratory disorders, neonatal foal care and gastrointestinal disorders.

Kelly Shaw

Kelly Shaw, DVM, MRCVS

Dr. Kelly Shaw attended veterinary school at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She completed an internship in equine surgery and medicine at North Carolina State University, and another at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  With a passion for surgery, she then pursued a large animal surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, lameness, and podiatry, but she enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medical care.Outside of the clinic, Kelly Shaw enjoys trail riding and spending time with her horse.
Surgeon Operating

Mary Boyce, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Dr. Mary Boyce has taught clinical surgery at University of Minnesota and is board certified in equine surgery. She also received her PhD in Minnesota studying treatments to improve joint function in the performance horse. Dr Boyce has a particular interest in lameness diagnosis and treatment, and is available for all types of surgical procedures including soft tissue, orthopedic and colic. Prior to veterinary school, Dr Boyce trained and rode in the World Cup. Crossroads is fortunate to have such a qualified veterinarian as part of the team!

Technical Staff

Deanna Texeira riding a horse

Deanna Texeira, RVT

Deanna grew up on a dairy in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  Her interest in the horse industry led her move to California after 3 years of college.  She was employed by two NRCHA (National Reined Cow Horse Association) Hall of Fame horse trainers and then married to a horse trainer afterward.  She has been immersed in the western working horse field for many years.  She enjoys breeding and training horses and showing in reining, working cow horse, and ranch classes.

Emily Kelly hugging a foal

Emily Kelly, RVT

​Emily is from Northern California & has been around horses her entire life. Emily has over 20 yrs experience working in the veterinary field. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from California State University, Chico & later completed a Registered Veterinary Technician program. She began working at Crossroads Equine Hospital in Spring of 2013. Prior to working at Crossroads, she worked in the Chico area doing ambulatory equine veterinary services & also in small animal hospitals.  
Emily enjoys volunteering as RVT instructor with international organizations & doing various equine & small animal veterinary projects in Central & South America. She also volunteers for wildfire disaster relief in the U.S. Her other interests include traveling, kayaking & adventuring with her 2 dogs.
Gina Burleson

Gina Burleson

Gina joined the team at Crossroads Veterinary Clinic in 2011, with vet tech experience ranging from ambulatory work to assisting with surgery. Gina began her career working in small animal medicine, where she was employed at a feline specialty and general small animal practice. She also has experience working in shelter medicine and doing mixed animal work. Gina’s love for animals, horses especially, started at a very young age as she trained, competed and grew into an accomplished equestrian across multiple disciplines. In her free time you can always find Gina at the barn, caring for her furry family that includes goats, dogs, pigs and of course her two horses, Nemo and Nanny.
Makayla Brown

Makayla Brown

​Makayla has lived in Northern California most of her life. She is currently working towards an Associates degree to become a Registered Nurse. Her passion for animals has always been an important part of her life. From a young age she started riding colts for her grandfather that were being trained for NCHA Futurity Sales and Cutting Horse World Finals. Her favorite discipline is barrel racing, which she actively competes in. She has accrued a considerable amount of veterinary experience and knowledge over the years, especially in dealing with her own horse Joe with lacerations, lameness, and even colic surgery.

Alex Lindsey

Alex Lindsey

Alex has always been passionate about animals, and discovered a special love for horses at a young age. As soon as she graduated high school, she joined the veterinary field where she found a particular interest in helping sick or injured animals and helping owners to understand how to keep their four legged friends happy and healthy. In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with her horses and advancing her knowledge about all things equine. She hopes to someday own and operate a high-class breeding operation and dressage/eventing training facility. When not working with horses, she enjoys music and photography.
Tara Burrone

Tara Burrone

Tara’s passion for animals and agriculture has been undeniable from a young age. She grew up on her family’s hay and cattle ranch in Etna, CA. She enjoys training, showing and raising horses. Tara has spent the last two years working for Holiday Ranches, a commercial cow/calf  operation in Northern California and Southern Oregon. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science and began working for Crossroads Equine Hospital in 2021