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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.
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.

Anna Allred

Anna joined the Crossroads team in 2022. She grew up in Southern Oregon, active in the horse scene from a young age. She went through 4-H and competed all 4 years on the High School Equestrian Team. She started her career in the Veterinary field while still in high school at an Equine Hospital, learning the ropes. After 4 years she moved into a large mixed animal practice in a very busy hospital and has worked in nearly every aspect a mixed practice has to offer over a 9 year period. In 2018, her family relocated to northern california where her family expanded. Anna and her husband have two adorable and wild little farm kids, and a hobby poultry farm. Accompanied by 2 dogs, a cat , a horse and a mini pony. Anna dips her toes in multiple disciplines with “Rollo,” her Quarter Horse / Friesian cross, from sorting, competitive trail to dressage. There is always room to grow and learn new things!

Casey Rickert

Casey Rickert is a sixth generation Shasta County resident. Casey and her husband, James, own a small farm in the Churn Creek Bottom where she has four special horses, furry chickens and cattle. She holds a degree in Organizational Leadership from Simpson University. Casey is a proud mama to three beautiful kids. While Casey is away from the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to Disneyland, and her happy place is out on the water on Shasta Lake.