Thursday, 26 January 2012

Sketches of veterinary nurses caring for an injured dog

Clara came into the shelter after being dumped by a railway. She had sheering injuries to her legs and chest, with a noose mark under her neck. We suspect these injuries were the result of being dragged beside a moving car. We also discovered numerous air gun pellets when we x-rayed her. Her wounds were bathed, flushed and bandaged, a daily process which took hours at a time. The hard work and TLC payed off and after 12 weeks and two surgeries the wounds had healed fully. I tracked the process of the wounds by taking regular photos. On one occasion I decided to do some observational sketches of the nursing care given to Clara.

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