Veterinarian Team


2016 Race Veterinarians

International Sled Dog Veterinarians for 2016 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’  fifth year at Race to the Sky.

New this year to the team is Dr. Kristina Kiefer, a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduate and is a surgeon of small animals at the University of Minnesota and works with sports medicine cases with a PhD in veterinary regenerative medicine.

Roberta Ronald, vet tech, will also be back helping this year’s Race to the Sky.  Each veterinarian and vet tech 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 for this year’s vets.


Kathy Topham and friend