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The operating theatre

  • The holding cages.

    The holding cages.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Next? Cats wait to be fixed.

    Next? Cats wait to be fixed.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Anseeuw works with animals in the clinic.

    Anseeuw works with animals in the clinic.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Dr. Erika Anseeuw examines an x-ray of a cat with a fractured leg.

    Dr. Erika Anseeuw examines an x-ray of a cat with a fractured leg.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Anseeuw does an initial check on a dog that came to the clinic.

    Anseeuw does an initial check on a dog that came to the clinic.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Preparing for a check on the tear ducts on an older dog in the adoption program.

    Preparing for a check on the tear ducts on an older dog in the adoption program.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • A dog's eyes are illuminated by ultraviolet light. The vet administers special eye drops that can illuminate eye problems.

    A dog's eyes are illuminated by ultraviolet light. The vet administers special eye drops that can illuminate eye problems.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Checking eyesight on an older dog by setting up an obstacle course to see if she bumps into things.

    Checking eyesight on an older dog by setting up an obstacle course to see if she bumps into things.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • A cat awaits a medical procedure in the holding cages.

    A cat awaits a medical procedure in the holding cages.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • A cat awaits a surgery.

    A cat awaits a surgery.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The vet sews up after a cat spaying procedure.

    The vet sews up after a cat spaying procedure.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs holds extracted ovaries of a cat that are going to be sent away to the USA for research.

    Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs holds extracted ovaries of a cat that are going to be sent away to the USA for research.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Blood samples testing for various disorders.

    Blood samples testing for various disorders.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs, right, prepares to send off the ovaries of a cat wish a rare disorder. They are working with a research project in the United States.

    Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs, right, prepares to send off the ovaries of a cat wish a rare disorder. They are working with a research project in the United States.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • The busy OR of the vet hospital. A list on the wall keeps task in order.

    The busy OR of the vet hospital. A list on the wall keeps task in order.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

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  • Animal Health Technician Crystal Pariseau and vet student Sarah Wilson try to get a blood sample for tests.

    Animal Health Technician Crystal Pariseau and vet student Sarah Wilson try to get a blood sample for tests.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Preparations for surgery.

    Preparations for surgery.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Vicki Farmer adjusts gas levels before the procedure.

    Vicki Farmer adjusts gas levels before the procedure.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

  • A cat is encouraged to wake up after an operation in the arms of veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs.

    A cat is encouraged to wake up after an operation in the arms of veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

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  • Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs comforts a dog in the animal hospital.

    Veterinarian Dr. Melanie Youngs comforts a dog in the animal hospital.   (Boris Minkevich/Winnipeg Free Press)

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