Dr. Roger Troutman is back again in Alaska, caring for the dogs in the 1,000-mile 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
The race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska started Saturday.
Troutman is one of 45 volunteer veterinarians who will move along the trail to Nome.
To be selected, veterinarians had to have at least five years of clinical experience and be prepared to work long hours in arctic conditions. Since there is no road access, volunteers travel by small airplane to the checkpoints. Accommodations vary from wilderness wall tents to small community buildings in native villages.
Troutman is among the 80 percent of the vets who have previously volunteered for the race. He has volunteered every year but one since 2001.
To be eligible to enter the Iditarod, each canine must pass a physical exam and undergo comprehensive screening, including electrocardiography (ECGs) and blood tests (CBCs /Chemistry Panels). In addition, all are permanently identified by a microchip implant.
More than 10,000 routine veterinary examinations are performed along the race course. Heart rate and rhythm, hydration, appetite, attitude, body weight, lungs and feet are typically evaluated. Each musher carries a dog team diary which is presented to a veterinarian at every checkpoint. These serve to document the physical exams.
recently honored its volunteers and partners. Honored were:
• Six York County residents will model in the 3rd annualCure By Design
event sponsored by the
in Charlotte. The event is March 22 at The Fillmore. Cure By Design brings the fashion, design and retail communities together with the local corporate community. The survivor models demonstrate the progress being made in the fight against cancer and portray a message of hope for a cure.
Models from York County are: Dan Dyszelski, York; Brittany Hilton and Robin Scott, Lake Wylie; Catherine Lindgren, Fort Mill; and Jeffrey C. Lyon and Deborah J. White of Rock Hill.
For information go to curebydesigncharlotte.org or call 704-553-5378.
, president ofAnderson Griggs Investments
of Rock Hill was a panelist and judge of the Southern Classic CFA Institute Research Challenge in Alpharetta, Ga. The CFA Institute Research Challenge offers students the opportunity to develop and present an equity research report and compete on a global basis.
•FRIDAY – Agape Primary Care
is having a ribbon cutting at noon at 1317 Ebenezer Road in Rock Hill.