Tough decision for a musher and theveterinary, not to allow a dog to race;
Veterinarian at Ivakkak 2015
Julie has been a veterinarian for the last 15 years. She has also been coming up north for the last ten years on different assignments ranging from rabies vaccination in dogs to sampling caribou for disease. Besides working on the Ivakkak race for the last five years, she experienced working as a trail veterinarian on the Yukon Quest and races in Labrador as well.
For the past five years, I had the chance to monitor the health of dogs participating in Ivakkak, the annual traditional sled dog race held in Nunavik. Through this blog, I will talk about the ups and downs of a…