Chris Zink DVM PhD

Chris is one of the world’s top canine sports medicine and rehabilitation veterinarians and researchers. She obtained her DVM and PhD from the Ontario Veterinary College and is a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where she teaches pathology and conducts AIDS research. She is also on the faculty of the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and gives seminars to veterinary professionals and dog owners around the world. She has been named Woman Veterinarian of the Year and her books have received accolades from the Dog Writers Association of America. Through her efforts, the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation was recently established as the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. In addition to her veterinary expertise, Chris has put over 100 titles in Agility, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking, Hunt Tests, Barn Hunt, Nosework, Coursing, and Rally on dogs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier and Herding groups.

Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes!

Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes!

Yawn… Your Dog Empathizes! Picture this: you’re riding in a car with a friend and she yawns. A few seconds later, you yawn too, even though you’re not tired or bored. Your friend yawns again and this time you decide you are going to resist yawning. But you can feel...
Do the Dew(claws)?

Do the Dew(claws)?

Do the Dew(claws)? A dog using its dewclaws, preparing to “grip” the water. Photo by Tom Fretz As a veterinary sports medicine specialist, I work extensively with canine athletes, developing rehabilitation programs for injured dogs or dogs that required surgery due to...