Turbo Pagan lies on the operating table prior to his declawing surgery at the Wills Animal Hospital. Turbo is owned by Lexie Pagan, a receptionist and veterinarian assistant at the hospital.
Clients wait in line at the WIlls Animal Hospital to drop their pets off for surgery. Clients were waiting outside before the hospital opened at 7:30 a.m.
Deandra Buskill of Whitesville, Ohio struggles to hold Abby, a German Shepard, after she ran away from her. Abby came into the hospital to get her paws retaped.
Dr. Summer Buckner neuters a patient at the Wills Animal Hospital. Buckner earned her degree at Texas A&M and has worked at the Hospital for 10 years.
Lisa Durham, far left, and Samantha Elliot, left, trims Ellie Marie while Betsy Anthony and Morgan Wedding, middle, struggle to draw blood from a dog that refuses to cooperate, and Brittany Fulkerson, back, grabs the sterilization pads to prep a dog before surgery. The veterinarians at the Wills Animal Hospital had their hands full all day.
A trash can overflows with hair from Ellie Marie, a golden poodle, who was long overdue for a trimming. The trimming took Lisa Durham, kennel manager, a few hours to complete because the hair was so thick.
Dr. Summer Buckner removes a cancerous tumor from the lower stomach of Emmy Lou, a golden retriever. The room smelled like burnt rubber and skin because the surgery was being performed with a laser.
Abraham, a Labrador retriever/mix, is stitched and stapled after his surgery. Abraham had a cancerous tumor that was removed by Dr. Cindy Wolfe at the Wills Animal hospital.
Brittany Fulkerson, veterinarian assistant and surgical technician, cleans one of the large kennels near closing time at the Wills Animal Hospital. Fulkerson has four dogs and a cat of her own. She says working at the Wills Animal Hospital is the reason she has so many critters.
A Pointer named Jill roams outside the Wills Animal Hospital. Jill, who is owned by Dr. Steve Wills, has lived at the veterinary clinic her whole life. "I feel bad for her so I give her special treatment and let her play outside throughout the day," says Judy Gregory, a kennel assistant.