Hanna Smedstad, from Sweden, is this year head veterinarian of Amundsen Race. Shehas several years experience frombothFemund-andFinnmarksløpet, Polardistans ande Amundsen race.
The veterinarianswill checkthe dogs health throughout the entire race. From the time the dogs areinspectedthe day before thestart, and when the teamsreach the finish line.
Veterinarians will be at every checkpoint, where they can give advice and guidance toeach musher. Dropped dogs will be checked by a veterinarian at the checkpoint, and treatment can be giving if needed.
When the last team has passed the finish line, all race veterinarians will gather and vote for the Best Dog Care award, one of the most prestigiousawards a musher can get.
Veterinarian team 2018
Hanna Smedstad – Head veterinarian – Sweden
Sergio Maffi – Italy.
Kristin Sandstad, Sweden.
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