Dr. Samyra Stuart-Altman
Our Co-Head Veterinarian, Dr. Samyra Stuart-Altman, is a mixed animal veterinarian who works at Central Veterinary Services in Oak Bluff, Manitoba. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2012.
Dr. Stuart-Altman enjoys all aspects of mixed animal practice, especially in the areas of emergency medicine, surgery and diagnostic imaging in dogs, cats and horses. There’s not too many animals that she doesn’t see on a daily basis, ranging from household pets to cows, alpacas, goats, and the occasional goose.
This is her fourth time attending the Hudson Bay Quest, and she looks forward to working with such unique canine athletes again. Not a stranger to working outdoors, or late at night on-farm calls, she is excited to continue to be a part of the HBQ veterinarian team.
Dr. Jonas Watson
Dr. Jonas Watson is a graduate of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, who works as a companion animal veterinarian in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
He serves as a director on the boards of the Winnipeg Humane Society and the Canadian Animal Blood Bank. He is also a council member at the Manitoba Veterinary Medical Association and serves as a consultant for the Mad Dog Initiative, non-profit animal welfare organization operating in Madagascar, Africa.
Dr. Watson regularly provides veterinary services to remote communities throughout northern Canada, including the town of Churchill, and in other countries around the world.
He is thrilled to be participating for the first time as a member of the Hudson Bay Quest veterinary team.
Thank you from all of us
Dr. Colleen Marion
Colleen Marion, a home grown veterinarian from Manitoba, is looking forward to volunteering at her fifth Hudson Bay Quest this year, and has volunteered at other races such as Race to the Sky and Gichigami express.
As a veterinarian Colleen has a special interest in animal welfare; has always been impressed by the great level of care mushers provide for their dogs at these races, and appreciates the work mushers put in to training a well behaved athlete.
Colleen is eager to meet all the mushers and their dog’s for this year’s race, wishes them the best of luck & safe travels on the trail, and will be waiting to lend them a helping hand if they need it.
Dr. Ron Moore
I have been involved in the dogsled world since the summer of ’98 after taking a sled ride with a cart, and ignited my passion for the sled dog world.
My first race being a veterinarian was at the Can-Am race in 2000, since then I have been hooked. I’ve been to the can-am race six times, John Bear Grease in 2004, the Yukon Quest in 2005 and 2009, and the start of the Iditarod on 2010 as well as numerous smaller races in Ontario.
Now the Hudson Bay Quest!
I have a busy life with two very active kids. They play ringette and hockey. I also have a very supportive wife Tracey and we’ve been married for 12 years.
I attended the Ontario Veterinary College, and I have been a vet since 1999. I have been a practice owner since 2007, in the Greater Toronto Area.
Laura Rogers is from Manitoba and has over 14 years experience as a companion Animal Health Technologist in a clinical setting. Laura
has always been impressed with the care given to the dogs by their mushers.
Laura is looking forward to volunteering at her fourth Hudson
Bay Quest this year, and has also volunteered at Race to the Sky in Montana.