Vets check over dogs before U.P. 200

Veterinarian Nicole Mueller checks the health of a dog that will be used by musher Jake Leingang of Finland, Minnesota in the U.P. 200 sled dog race. Veterinarians and vet technicians gave health checkups to every dog participating in the race at Riverside Auto Friday morning. The physical exams are required for all of the dogs participating in either the U.P. 200 or the Midnight Run. (Journal photo by Lisa Bowers)