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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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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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.