Vet Team

Race Veterinarians

International Sled Dog Veterinarians for 2019 are both extremely qualified and experienced with sled dogs.  The head veterinarians are Dr. Kathy Topham, Mentor, Ohio and Dr. Phil Topham of Mantua, Ohio. Each veterinarian brings a wealth of experience and have secured other International Sled Dog Veterinary Association veterinarians to care for the sled dogs that come to Race to the Sky.  A big thanks to this year’s vets and techs:  Dr. Kathy Topham, Dr. Phil Topham, Dr. Kristina Kiefer and Vet Techs Robert Ronald, and Kevin Roxbury.

Kathy owns Pawsitive Results Animal Rehabilitation Center and  Phil owns Phillip Topham Veterinary Service.  This is the Tophams’ sixth year at Race to the Sky.


Kevin Roxbury.  He resides in Stow, Ohio and is a 2005 graduate of Cuyahoga Community College in Parma, Ohio.  He currently works at Petfix, Northeast Ohio, a spay and neuter facility and has experience working as a zoo vet tech.


Roberta Ronald.  First worked on RTTS in 2013, and just kept coming back! Full time vet tech from Winnipeg, MB. Very active in both human and animal-propelled activities such as disc sports, skijoring, dog sports and general outdoors fun with her border collie Caelee.