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Laura White with sled dogs at the 2020 Iditarod Race
Winter 2021

No pathologist needed: an Iditarod blog

When a colleague contacted me in fall 2019 asking if I wanted to participate as a pathologist in the 2020 Iditarod, I didn’t really know what to expect. But I knew it sounded like something I wanted to do.

The race involves teams of sled dogs running approximately 1,000 miles in 10 to 14 days. Typically, more than 50 veterinarians are stationed at about two dozen checkpoints to monitor and care for the animals. Among these veterinarians are one or two veterinary pathologists who are there to do a postmortem examination, called a necropsy, in case a dog dies on the trail. … » More …

Dash Dog with a hot dog at a Mariners game
Summer 2021

The story of Dash Dog

The pup did the pose a couple of times before the one that Ande Edlund (’94 Hotel & Rest. Admin.) now refers to as The Hot Dog Incident.

The first, on August 9, 2016, garnered 113 likes on his Instagram account, started not quite a year and half earlier. The second, on July 6, 2017, got 674.

The third went viral.

The close-up of the golden retriever wearing a bandana and ball cap while patiently holding a hot dog in his mouth at a Mariners game fetched 16,337 likes and thousands of new followers. Edlund posted the photo, snapped with his phone, on September … » More …