July 7, 2012
Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan Patient Heather Litchfield, 10, is greeted by Ruckus the therapy dog beside her mother Lynn prior to her sports physical at Gwinnett Urgent Care in Suwanee on Thursday. Dr. Ronald Perry provides a relaxed patient oriented atmosphere with assistance from his dog Ruckus.
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Ruckus serves as a therapy dog at a husband and wife's joint doctor's office. Many patients request him to hang out, and he's especially known for calming nerves during a patient's first time to the dentist, or while young patients receive stitches.