ISDVMA actively promotes the well-being, welfare, and safety of sled dogs

Our goal: To provide and encourage education of veterinarians, mushers, and handlers in all aspects of sled dog welfare and the supportive treatment of sled dogs

Our Mission

ISDVMA is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) with the mission of enhancing the well-being, welfare and safety of sled dogs through education, research, and the collaborative relationship with mushers, veterinary professionals and race organizers.

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Doc Lombard Research Award

The ISDVMA offers an annual student research project, the Doc Lombard Research Award, to help promote the well-being of sled dogs. Priority is given to veterinary students. This award is granted every November. Click HERE for more information!

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Events/Races

Are you a veterinarian, veterinary student, or veterinary technician looking to volunteer at a sled dog race? You can find more information about sled dog events and races here.

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JOIN ISDVMA

If you have an interest in furthering the cause of sled dog sports and are truly dedicated to the welfare of these magnificent athletic animals, join ISDVMA! Membership costs $60 USD/year, and includes our quarterly newsletter, an ISDVMA membership patch, and benefits (e.g., discounted conference registration fees, etc.). Please click HERE to see our different levels of membership.