T Rose Veterinary Service came to the kennel last night to carry out the mandatory vet checks on 16 of the Yukon Quest 1000 tagged dogs.
As Allen is a veteran musher he is able to use a Yukon Quest approved vet to complete the vet checks at the kennel.
The vet checks (right) include weight and body condition, temperature and pulse rate as well as a thorough check on feet, teeth, eyes, musculoskeletal checks as well as general health and fitness indicators.
The only problem now is to narrow down 16 to 14! It will be a tough decision as they are all fit, healthy and asking to go!
Waylon's forelegs are checked for mobility or flexibility issues; Mac has his heart rate checked (and seems to be quite enjoying it)