Dr. Gregg Sonstegard
Chief Race Veterinarian,
Dr. Gregg Sonstegard is a mixed animal veterinarian practicing in West Central Minnesota. He owns his own practice and enjoys working with both large and small animals. He is a member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association, and he has been involved with the North Star Sled Dog Club Races, Red River Sled Dog Derby, the White Oak Race, the Voyageur Classic, the John Beargrease, and the Iditarod. He enjoys meeting and working with the town’s people, the dogs and mushers, and fellow veterinarians. When he has the time, he likes to hunt, snowshoe, and winter camp.
Dr. Kristina Keifer, DVM, PhD
Dr. Kristina Kiefer is a University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine graduate. She occupies her time at the University of Minnesota and has recently completed her surgical residency and a PhD in veterinary medicine. She is a member of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association and fell in love with being a trail vet during her first year of the Beargrease. When the occasion arises that she is not working she is happiest doing anything outside with her furry family!
Dr. John Reichert DVM
Dr. John Reichert graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys spending time with his family, which includes Cathy, his wife, and his 2 children Katie and John Jr. In his spare time he enjoys hunting and sled dog medicine. Every year he goes up to the Iditarod to work with the sled dogs that run the race. The White Oak Sled Dog Race committee and mushers are very happy that he is making time to support the White Oak race just before he heads to Alaska for the Iditarod!
Dr. Natalie Kellar
Dr. Kellar received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. She graduated from Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2010 and began working at Mesaba Animal Hospital in August of 2010. She has a special interest in birds, reptiles, exotic mammals, and wildlife. Dr. Kellar obtained a Minnesota Wildlife Rehabilitators general permit in 2011. She lives with three devious cats and a very happy dog. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, watching movies, and wasting time on YouTube.