Dr. Don checks out a puppy at Top Dog before the puppy is officially sold to itâ€™s owner.
Dr. Don talks with his Karen Clark, office manager, about his schedule for the day as well as some calls that came in over night.
Dr. Don opens the back of the van as he prepares to head off to Ashton Animal Clinic from his office in Osprey.
Dr. Don looks into Cassieâ€™s eyes with a small flashlight. Cassie recently had surgery to remove a malignant tumor from her eye. Unfortunately, Dr. Don found that the tumor was not all gone and was growing back.
An x-ray of Abbyâ€™s stomach shows large stones that Dr. Don had to remove later that day through surgery.
Dr. Don listens to Remyâ€™s heartbeat in his examination room at Ashton Animal Clinic.
Dr. Don works on removing and resetting Squirmyâ€™s leg injury.
Dr. Laurie Walmsley asked Dr. Don to look at one of her patients, Budi, in the back. Budi has lots of irritation to his skin and Dr. Laurie asked for Dr. Donâ€™s opinion about another course of treatment for Budi. Dr. Laurie is the main vet at Ashton Animal Clinic.
Dr. Donâ€™s vet technician Kathy Ritsema holds up her puppy, Suzy, for Dr. Don to get a kiss from Suzy following a few shots.
Dr. Don gives Lily a shot of some drugs before her surgery.
Dr. Don works on spaying Lily.
Dr. Don drew a mustache onto his surgical mask prior to one of his surgeries. He claimed he did not feel right without the mustache.
Dr. Don holds the struvite stones taken out of Abbyâ€™s stomach. The owner requested that the stones be saved so that they could use them to make jewelry. Dr. Don had to keep one to send to a lab but did bag up the rest for the owner.
Inside Dr. Donâ€™s van are a plethora of medicines, coolers, tools and other items that he made need at any given house call or emergency situation.
Dr. Don casts a large net into a Koi pond to try and catch one of the Kois. The pond had been greatly infested weeks ago and one of the fish had been very ill.
Dr. Don set up his transportable microscope in the garage of one of his clients and looks at a slide with drops of water and a snippet of fishâ€™s gill to see how the kois and the pond were doing.
Kathy Ritsema and Dr. Don examine Tury, a last minute call on the way back to the clinic. Tury had been quite ill over night and the owner was concerned.
Dr. Don and Kathy Ritsema work together to put the injured pelican under so that Dr. Don could try and see if the pelicanâ€™s injured wing could be saved.
Unable to save the pelicanâ€™s wing, Dr. Don works to sew up the area where there had once been a wing. Dr. Don was sad he was unable to save the wing, however, he would not have signed off on re-releasing the pelican from the Venice Wildlife Center due to the birdâ€™s eye injury that he noticed while operating.
Dr. Don and Kathy Ritsema work to get the pelican back in itâ€™s carrier following the amputation and surgery. Dr. Don would drive the pelican back to Osprey to be picked up by the Venice Wildlife Center.