Minnesota in Photos: The mobile spay clinic

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1 As one dog lies on an operating table, veterinarian Kim Culbertson calls the owner of a dog (not pictured) to tell her about a heart murmur Culbertson's team discovered during an exam. Culbertson works out of a mobile clinic operated by the Minnesota Spay/Neuter Assistance Program offering spay and neutering services to low-income pet owners around the state. 
2 Minneapolis veterinarians Sue Spence and Kim Culbertson confer on the proper course to take with one of Spence's patients Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. The Minnesota Spay/Neuter Assistance Program operates the mobile clinic, offering spay and neutering services to low-income pet owners around the state. 
3 Kim Culbertson, left, evaluates a dog before its surgery as veterinarian technicians Erin Richards and Niki Karger tend to another patient in a mobile veterinary clinic Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. 
4 Veterinary technician Brie Dorcy preps for surgery a cat in a mobile veterinary clinic Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. 
5 Surgical tools are seen before use in the mobile clinic of the Minnesota Spay/Neuter Assistance Program operates the mobile clinic, offering spay and neutering services to low-income pet owners around the state. 
6 Kim Culbertson performs surgery on a dog Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. 
7 Veterinarian Sue Spence spays a cat that is under anesthesia in a mobile veterinary clinic Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. 
8 Veterinarian Kim Culbertson sews up an incision after neutering a dog Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. 
9 The mobile veterinary clinic sits in a parking lot outside the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control building Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. 
10 Kim Culbertson fills out paperwork while one of her surgical patients sleeps.