Chris Zink, DVM PhD DACVP DACVSMR CCRT CVSMT CVA
Chris is a consultant on canine sports medicine who presents Coaching the Canine Athlete seminars worldwide and designs individualized rehabilitation and conditioning programs for canine athletes. She is the award-winning author of the books Peak Performance: Coaching the Canine Athlete, Dog Health and Nutrition for Dummies and The Agility Advantage and co-author of the bookJumping From A to Z:: Teach Your Dog to Soar and the DVD Building the Canine Athlete. She co-edited the first ever book on Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, which was published by the veterinary textbook publisher Wiley-Blackwell. Dr. Zink was instrumental in establishing the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation as the newest specialty in veterinary medicine. She presents seminars worldwide.
Chris has put over 85 titles in Agility, Obedience, Conformation, Tracking, Hunt Tests, and Rally on dogs from the Sporting, Hound, Working, Terrier and Herding groups. She is currently competing with her Golden Retriever Hobby in all of the above dog sports. Her Norwich Terrier, Vespa obtained her MACH as well as obedience and rally titles and now travels to events as Chris’s demo dog.
Honors and Awards:
- Dog Writers Association of America – Best Book on Health 2013 for Canine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Woman Veterinarian of the Year – 2009
- Dog Writers Association of America – Best Publication of the Year 2008 for The Agility Advantage
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Chris is a board-certified specialist in Veterinary Pathology (DACVP) and Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (DACVSMR) and she has additional training in Canine Rehabilitation (CCRT), Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy or Chiropractic (CVSMT) and Canine Acupuncture (CVA). She sort of can’t help herself – she’s passionate about educating herself in all things dog.