Dr. Veronica Devall has been involved with sled dog races and sports medicine for over 20 years. An active member of the ISDVMA since its inception, she has also been a race veterinarian in the Yukon Quest as well as numerous Iditarods and Russia’s North Hope race. Veronica has been involved with the Wyoming Stage Stop Race since 2014 as a race vet and has been named Lead Veterinarian for the 2022 race.
Veronica’s specialty practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is devoted to veterinary rehabilitation and integrative pain management for performance, working, and service dogs, along with retired geriatrics and canine companions. She is a specialist in the College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is also a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Veterinary Chiropractor, and Veterinary Pain Practitioner. Veronica’s passion is working with sport dogs and sharing her knowledge with their people to enhance the science of race dog care. In the off time she enjoys winter skijoring and summer hiking with her 2 awesome Siberians, Elim and Ryka.
Dr. Monica Pacheco graduated from the Madrid Complutense University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997 and practices small animal medicine in her own clinic in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Pacheco is an active ISDVMA member. Monica has been a Race Veterinarian in several sleddog races around the world, both on snow and dryland. Long Distance races like Yukon Quest, Finnmarkslopet, Stage Races like Pirena and Pedigree Stage Stop Sleddog Race for six editions, IFSS Sprint International Championships and Spain National Championships as the Head Vet. Dr. Pacheco also serves as the Director of the Mushing Committee of the Royal Spanish Winter Federation and she is part of the IFSS AD Committee and is also an IFSS DCO. She’s an enthusiast of outdoor activities and loves winter weather all around the world.
Dr. Wendy Herlihy earned her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2013. She went on to complete a private practice internship specializing in emergency and rehabilitation medicine. Wendy practiced both ER and rehab medicine for several years before committing to rehab medicine full time. She is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist, certified veterinary acupuncturist, and is trained in manual therapy. Wendy recently started her own mobile, rehabilitation practice, Elevate Animal Rehab, based out of Golden, Colorado.
Wendy raced in the IPSSSDR a handful of times, starting in 2004. She raced with Lloyd and Mary Gilbertson’s dogs over the years, competing in mid-distance races in the mid-west, rocky mountain west and up into northern Canada. She has also been a race vet for the Copper Dog 150. She lived in Lander, WY for many years working as a NOLS instructor. Wendy is an active member of the ISDVMA.
Dr. Jaime Martinez Sallés graduated from the Zaragoza University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985, then opened his own small animal clinic in El Masnou (Barcelona), Spain. He loves winter, sled dogs, and outdoor sports. Jaime has been involved as a race vet since the late 90’s. Races include several Iditarod, Yukon Quest, Finnmarkslopet, Nord Hope (Russia) and Race to The Sky. He was chief vet for several years on the Pirena, a race which crossed over the rugged Pyrenees Mountains of Andorra, Spain, and France. Presently he is the chief vet of the National Federation of Winter Sports in Spain and he is a IFSS DCO (Antidoping officer) as well as an ISDVMA member. Jaime is happy to be a part of the 2022 Wyoming Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
Dr. Alan Hallman did his undergraduate studies at the University of Wyoming. In 1985, he graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. After graduation, he moved to Payson, Arizona, a small mountain town in central Arizona, where he opened a mixed animal practice, Star Valley Veterinary Clinic. He’s still a part owner of the practice, which is now exclusively a small animal practice. Dr. Hallman started working sled dog races in 1994. He has vetted numerous races, including the Yukon Quest, on which he has been the head vet 3 times, the Iditarod, the Copper Basin 300, the John Beargrease, and the Scandinavian International Stage Race. He served 2 terms on the ISDVMA board, and edited their newsletter from 2015 through 2020. Dr. Hallman has also been a long-time advocate for sled dog sports, and has spoken extensively on the subject, including a presentation to the Harvard Travelers Club. Dr. Hallman’s interests include travel, hunting and fishing, exploring wild places, and spending time with family and friends. This is Alan’s second year with the Stage Stop.

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