Veterinarian Team


Race Veterinarians

International Sled Dog Veterinarians for 2018 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.  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.

New this year to the team is 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.

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 new this year, Kevin Roxbury.


Kathy Topham and friend