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Dr. Leach will return to the Eagle Cap Extreme in 2016, for the fifth time.He has a number of years’ experience working sled dog races in Alaska, Canada, and Russia. He and his wife Annie currently live in Big Lake, Alaska. While Dr. Leach lived and had a hospital in Anchorage, he raced in numerous local sled dog sprint races including the Fur Rondy and The Exxon Open. He has been both trail veterinarian and Chief Veterinarian for many different sled dog races both sprint, mid, and long distance races.

Dr. Leach owned and operated veterinary hospitals in Alaska for 30 years. His special interest was orthopedic surgery. During those years, he and his wife, Annie, also operated a flying veterinary practice, providing veterinary services to outlying villages and communities throughout Alaska. Dr. Leach is now retired from active daily practice, but still flies his Cessna 180 to provide remote services to outlying areas. As an avocation, Dr. Leach is now actively doing fine art painting and teaching painting classes at their Traildoc Studio in Big Lake, Alaska.

His website isTraildoc.com