Portrait & Headshot Photographer • Plymouth, New Hampshire

Life’s Work, Part XX

Dr. Ellyn Tighe has been one of the veterinarians at our clinic for many years.  She has cared for our animals through their entire lives.  If you’re like me and you need a vet who will let you know it’s okay to cry over the loss of your animals–even your pet chicken–she’s got your back.

Ellyn helps animals in the office, she performs surgery, and she travels to farms to work with large animals.  The job can be tough.  Once, she said, while helping a cow to calve during the winter, her clothes got so wet that she became frozen to the ground.  Another time, she lucked out when a bull who was charging her stumbled and got its horn stuck in the ground, which gave her enough time to draw its blood.

Ellyn, veterinarian, Plymouth, NH

Ellyn, with her dog, NicholasShe recently became a certified acupuncturist.The doctor’s bag she carries belonged to a medical doctor in Central Ohio in the 1930s.  It was a gift from her boss.Some of the tools she uses have not changed in 130 years.  Here, she holds a device that keeps a horse’s mouth open.Ellyn’s son and her friends came to watch.  Many thanks to her friend Anna for these behind-the-scenes photos!

You can see Parts I-XVIII here: https://maundymitchell.com/lifes-work/