Dr Chris Zink

Chris Zink

Dr Chris Zink

I want to introduce you to my good friend, Chris Zink DVM PhD DACVP DACVSMR CCRT CVSMT CVA. Chris is a terrific veterinarian, in fact, she was the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year in 2009! Wow!!

After practicing large-animal medicine right after graduation from vet school, Chris became a professor at Johns Hopkins medical school where she researched the immune system, viruses, and anti-viral therapies. She retired from Johns Hopkins in 2014 so she could focus on her real passion, dogs!

Throughout her career, Chris has also been a dog owner and competitor. I met her through the golden retriever world but she has also shown hounds, terriers, working, and herding dogs. There isn’t a sport Chris hasn’t tried. In fact, she has 125 titles in agility, obedience, conformation, tracking, hunt tests, barn hunt, nosework, coursing, and rally.

In addition, Chris literally wrote the book on canine sports medicine and rehabilitation (and this book won the Dog Writers Association of America’s Best Book on Health in 2013). Why did she do this? Because she has the passion, knowledge, and experience to lead the way in these fields that are so important to us and our dogs. She was pivotal in establishing the new American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. Today, she practices and teaches these topics to veterinarians, physical therapists and veterinary nurses around the world.

Since she is also a competitor, Chris is able to connect with dog owners so their dogs can be as healthy and happy as possible throughout their lives. Through her seminars, books, and videos, Chris has helped all of us be better partners to our dogs.

Chris and I joined forces several years ago to bring the most effective canine fitness programs to sport competitors, breeders, and puppy owners. Together, we have built an entire fitness college including award-winning videos, books, classes, and memberships that ensure all dogs, from pups to seniors, have as active and healthy a life as possible.

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