Dr. Leach comes to the Eagle Cap Extreme, for his second time, with many 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 in Anchorage, he raced in numerous sled dog sprint races.
Dr. Leach has been the Chief Veterinarian for 10 different sled dog races and has been a trail veterinarian on several other races including the Iditarod for 10 years and the Yukon Quest.
Dr Leach owned and operated veterinary clinics in Alaska for 28 years during which time he and his wife 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 and provides services to numerous villages. As an avocation, Dr. Leach is actively doing fine art painting and teaching painting classes at their Traildoc Studio in Big Lake, Alaska.
Dr. Larry Dresher is a graduate of Kansas State University. As a veterinarian in a group practice, Dr. Dresher's professional activities have included working with small animal, equine, and exotic animal pateints.
He has a special interest in endurance events and has served as a veterinarian at numerous equine endurance rides. Dr. Dresher is a member of the ISDVMA and will participate as a veterinarian at the 2011 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
Dr. Dresher is "semi retired" and lives in Powell Butte, Oregon with his wife Madeline and their Welsh Corgi "Augie"
Dr. Randy Greenshields considers himself fortunate to call Wallowa County, Oregon his home for the past 20 years. He is co-owner of the Double Arrow Veterinary Clinic in Enterprise and enjoys the variety that a small-town, mixed-animal veterinary practice provides. Dr. Greenshields and his wife, Jeni, cannot think of a better place to raise their four children: Brooke (19), Damon (17), Brett (14), and Landon (11). They have a few acres out of town where they enjoy their 2 dogs, 3 cats, 5 horses, one mule, several chickens, and an occasional orphaned bison. Dr. Greenshields also enjoys camping with his family as well as hiking, trail running, and bowhunting in the high mountains of the Eagle Cap Wilderness area.
Dr. Greenshields is a 1994 graduate of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to that, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA where he met his future wife, Jeni, on his first day of school.
2014 is Dr. Greenshields’ tenth year working the Eagle Cap, being a trail veterinarian since its beginning. He also serves on the race’s Board of Directors and is the Eagle Cap Extreme’s President.
Dr. Rene´ Fleming graduated from Washington State University and will be joining the Eagle Cap Extreme race for a 4th year.
Dr. Fleming is a relief veterinarian working in clinics and treating animals in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.
She has lived most of her life in Alaska where she spent winters skijoring and traveling long distances with her sled dog team. The past few years Dr. Fleming has worked as a veterinarian on the Eagle Cap Extreme and as a pre-race vet on the Yukon Quest Sled Dog Race.
Dr. Pat Kyle and his wife, Ginger, were born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. They met in college and married 3 years later, after his first year in veterinary school. After graduation from Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kyle took a position in a mixed animal practice in south Georgia. In 1972, they moved back home to Jackson and he became a partner in Briarwood Animal Hospital, where he practiced for the next 38 years. His primary areas of interest were surgery, and ophthalmology.
In 1985, Dr. Kyle volunteered to serve as a trail veterinarian on the Iditarod. Thus began a continuing love of sled dog racing, and of Alaska. Through the years he has served as a trail veterinarian on the Kusko 300, the Klondike, the Dan Bower, as well as the Iditarod a number of times. He is now retired from the daily practice of veterinary medicine, but still enjoys keeping his hand in it, as well as fly fishing, flying his Bonanza, driving his old cars, and generally enjoying life with Ginger.
Laura Daugereau - Winner 200 mile race! Photo by Andeea Schaefer
Roy Etnire, Winner 100 mile Race!
Jennifer Campeau - Winner 62 Mile Pot Race! Photo by David Ribich
photo by Amy Edison
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