The website dedicated to Performance Animals
I am trying to improve the Sportsvet.com website and how I provide information to those that may find it useful. We are in the process of upgrading the website. We now provide the back issues of the Newsletter in a downloadable format and reduced the price to $5. I am trying to organize the information in a way that is easier to navigate. Thank you all for the interest over the years. I have been overseeing this site for almost 20 years. I do it when time allows, so it has been really inconsistent, but I do enjoy interacting with others who also enjoy working with the Athletic and Working Dogs.
|Optimizing Performance - Robert L. Gillette, DVM, MSE
Canine Performance Science concentrates on optimizing the abilities of the dog as well as managing the related factors that can affect their performance. Veterinary Sports Medicine is the field of Veterinary Medicine that focuses on how best to treat and manage the patient in a manner that allows for the restoration of normal form and function after injury or illness.
Although I enjoy working with all animals, I truly love the challenge of working with elite canine athletes and working dogs. To me, being part of the team that prepares the dog is as exciting as being there when they need me as a veterinarian. That is why I have devoted almost half of my life (25 years) to understandnig all forms of canine performance and researching ways to optimize canine performance as well as how best to rehabilitate these elite patients. For a more information on this please visit the page Canine Sports Medicine Overview.
There are many types of dog sporting and working activities. Although there are many activities, there are three basic physiological definitions in which these activities can be grouped. The three basic groups are Sprint, Endurance and Strength. I am hoping that grouping them in this manner makes it easier to find related information. I will be designing it so that the menu on the left can be used to locate related information. The Acitivity Definitions page was designed to answer which activities fall under the three physiological definitions.
Instructional and Informational Sources
There was a time that I developed a newsletter, "The Athletic and Working Dog Newsletter". I did this for over 6 years, publishing a newsletter every other month. Most of that information is still pertinent and those issues are now available in a downloadable pdf format. Visit the Newsletter page for more information.
My Post-Doctoral degree is in the field of Biomechanics and one of my passions include biomechanics and how this applies to canine lameness diagnostics in the Veterinary field. I created the Instructional CD titled "Analyzing Motion and Soundness of the Dog" for veterinarians and other interested individuals to provide an informational resource on Functional Anatomy, Basics of Movement, Locomotion and suggested Palpation Techniques to help diagnose obscure lameness. For more information visit the Instructional Compact Disc page.
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