Sports Medicine

The Legacy of Dr. James Gannon: Revolution of Athletic Dog Care

Linda L. Blythe, DVM, PhD, DACVSMR College of Veterinary Medicine Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

PROCEEDINGS: NAVC Conference 2012 Small Animal

/> The beginnings of veterinary sports medicine rehabilitation to the author‘s point of view started at Sandown Greyhound Veterinary Clinic in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia in the imagination and execution of one man, Dr. James Gannon. According to his long time apprentice and colleague, Dr. Des Fegan, “He reorganized a system of Greyhound care. Pre-Gannon, it was a true fire brigade service with dogs needing to exhibit profound lameness to warrant veterinary attention. Today his...