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Kathleen McGill, MBA, DVM is a 1994 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Vet school was a career change from being vice president of a personnel dept. for a steel company. She has been an ISDVMA member since 1996 and a board member since 2009. Over the years, Dr. McGill has served as a trail veterinarian for the Yukon Quest, Finnmarksløpet, John Beargrease, UP 200, Eagle Cap and Iditarod. She also served as Head Vet for Yukon Quest for 9 years and is currently Head Vet for the International Scandinavian Stage Race in Sweden. During her years as Yukon Quest Head Vet she worked to develop training videos for rookie veterinarians, standardized veterinary supply boxes, fully integrated veterinary students into the Quest medical team, writing a veterinary standard operating procedure handbook, and worked toward standardizing a body condition scoring system for racing sled dogs. Dr. McGill owned two small animal clinics in Central Ohio with an emphasis on medicine and surgery, as well as teaching in a local veterinary technician program covering both large and small animal courses and techniques. After selling the clinics she worked as a relief veterinary throughout the state of Ohio emphasizing surgery. Dr. McGill has owned and mushed Alaskan Malamutes since the 1970’s. Currently, she lives with 2 Siamese sled cats. Besides sled dog medicine, her other passions are traveling and photography. She has also served on the OSU Veterinary Medical College Alumni Society Board and is currently chair of the Yukon Quest Rules Committee. 2016