HEAD VETERINARIAN - Dr. Ruth Andersen:
Once again Ruth is looking forward to hitting the race trail at the Canadian Challenge. After moving to Grand Forks, BC in 2008 to open her own vet clinic, many people think she is more than slightly crazy to migrate all the way to Northern Sask to spend her vacation hanging out in the cold with a bunch of dogs!
She thinks it is the perfect way to have a break, meet old friends and make new ones along the trail. This will be Ruth's ninth year with the Challenge, and her sixth as head vet. She also worked with the Yukon Quest in 2006. She's an invaluable part of our team, offering good advice and suggestions throughout the year.
ASSISTANT VETERINARIAN - Dr. Katherine Robinson:
The 2015 Canadian Challenge will be Dr. Robinson`s fifth time vetting Canada's premier mushing event. Kate is excited to have the opportunity to vet the race again and to continue learning all she can from Dr. Andersen, the mushers, the handlers and the dogs. She is also looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones along the race trail.
Dr. Peck completed a bachelor's in animal bio-technology in 2003 from Montana State University. She went on to enjoy three years of Caribbean life in Grenada, graduating from veterinary school at St. George's University and completed a final year at Oregon State University Vet teaching hospital in 2009.
Since graduation Dr. Peck has been practising at a mixed-animal medicine clinic in Wilsall, Montana, United States. Now co-owner of Sage Trail Veterinary Clinic with her husband Gavin Peck, DVM, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her two daughters Joyalee and FaithAnne and dog, Cinder. Jessie is back with the Challenge after a two-year hiatus.