The International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association I.S.D.V.M.A. actively promotes and encourages the welfare and safety of the sled dog athlete. Welcome to our web site.


Become a member!

Both Voting and Associate memberships costs $60.00 USD. This includes annual dues, our quarterly newsletter "ISDVMA Report", and a membership patch.

You will also receive discounts on publications including proceedings from our meetings and other publications (including our popular "Musher / Veterinary Handbook"), and discounts on clothing items, and meeting registration fees.

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Hold the date

12th Biennial Meeting and Symposium of the ISDVMA

Burlington, VT, at the Sheraton-Burlington Friday through Sunday, Sep. 26-28, 2014

Plans are currently underway for another memorable symposium with an international field of speakers covering such cutting-edge topics as the genetic make-up of sled dogs, gene markers for various harmful and desirable traits; stem cell therapy; sled dog bioethics; laryngeal paralysis; and preliminary harness research. Over half a day will be dedicated to the anatomy, diseases, injuries, surgery, and rehabilitation of the sled dog spine and hind limbs. Other topics include the role of antibiotic therapy for diarrhea, nutritional advances, and conditioning the canine athlete.

The ISDVMA website will be updated periodically with more meeting information as it arrives.

Contact us at with any other inquiries or questions, or for general information.

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