Event Details

TCOTC’s High Spirits Flyball Team is pleased to present two seminars featuring canine sports medicine experts Dr. Julia Tomlinson and Dr. Gabby Varcoe of the Twin Cities Animal Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Clinic.

Both seminars take place Sunday, November 12 in the TCOTC Annex.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.:
Dog Bodies 101:
A guide for keeping your dog physically fit from puppy to senior years is geared toward those new to dog sports or those who are interested in learning more about dog physiology and physical fitness. The seminar spans dog fitness from puppy through senior years.

Presented by: Gabby Varcoe, DVM, CCRP, CVA, CVPP
$25 members/$35 non-members
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12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Canine Athlete Fitness: Physical conditioning and injury prevention, detection and recovery This session is appropriate for handlers currently competing in dog sports.

Presented by: Julia Tomlinson BVSc MS PhD DACVS
$35 members/$45 non-members
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Both sessions: $50 members/$70 non-members
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About our presenters:

Dr. Julia Tomlinson is a board certified specialist in rehabilitation and sports medicine (Diplomate, ACVSMR); she was the first such canine specialist in the state of Minnesota and is currently (2017) one of less than 100 canine sports medicine and rehabilitation specialists in the world. She has served as President of the American Specialty College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.  Dr. Tomlinson earned her veterinary degree from the University of Liverpool, England. She practiced equine sports medicine and surgery (DACVS equine surgery) prior to pursuing her interest in working with small animals and so brings skills from the world of horse sports. She has a PhD in physiology from NC State, where she studied pain medications, and she is also a Certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist (animal ‘chiropractic’ equivalent). Dr. Tomlinson lectures nationally and internationally at conferences for veterinarians. She is co-editor of the book ‘Rehabilitation for Veterinary Technicians & Nurses’ published by Wiley. Dr. Tomlinson founded the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians in 2007. She keeps the veterinary association members up to date on scientific studies in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, surgery, pharmacology and nutrition. She is also an active member of the the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management. Dr. Tomlinson has a special interest in sports medicine, healthy aging and management of chronic pain. She lives with her canine and human family in Minneapolis, where she enjoys running and motorcycling.

Dr Gabby Varcoe is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). Dr. Varcoe then attended the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Florida – where she became a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). Dr. Varcoe is also certified as a Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) through the IVAPM and is certified in animal chiropractic through the IVCA. Dr. Varcoe’s fields of greatest interest include geriatric and special needs care and pain management.  In her free time, Dr. Varcoe keeps busy taking part in a variety of outdoor activities with her family, which includes a rescue dog named Sugar, her special needs chihuahua named Gizmo and her Labrador retriever named Kirby.