Monthly Archives: October 2016
It’s our pleasure to introduce the newest DVM extern at Craig Road, Jennifer! Growing up in Boca Raton, Florida, Jennifer knew at an early age what it meant to take care of our four legged friends. “Whether it’s now or when I was a kid, the welfare of other animals is something that I’ve always been interested in.” After researching the profession, Veterinary medicine offered Jennifer a challenge that she couldn’t refuse.
During her time at Craig Road, Jennifer looks forward to gaining hands on experience and becoming comfortable with the pace of a busy hospital. Jennifer is currently in the process of pursuing her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University after completing her clinical study at Louisiana State University.
Jennifer found out about Craig Road’s externship program from Dr. Ashman during her previous externship in Thailand. Currently, Jennifer has experience with small animal practices and shelter medicine because of her travels, but plans to become more familiar with ultrasound during her externship.
In her spare time Jennifer enjoys all aspects of the outdoors from boating, to fishing, bonfires, and even four-wheeling. At home Jennifer has two cats, Tigger and Mambo, as well as three dogs; Mo, Max, and Cruise.
We’re excited to introduce Morgan, our newest DVM extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up as an only child in Syracuse, New York, Morgan spent most of her time with animals while her parents worked. Knowing that the experience would either make or break it for her, she started her veterinary career working at a veterinary clinic back in high school.
Fortunately for Morgan, the challenge offered by Veterinary medicine was very appealing. “That’s when I realized how much I loved the science behind the medicine, the opportunity for continual learning, and working with clients and patients,” she said.
Currently Morgan is pursing her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. Morgan says she decided to extern at Craig Road because of the recommendation she received from one of her classmates, Austin, a previous extern at Craig Road.
She says her goal during her externship is to, “Gain experience outside of academia, work with doctors who have different perspectives, and be exposed to the fast pace of the hospital.” Of the many veterinary interests she has, Morgan is most involved with diagnostic imaging.
When she isn’t caring for animals, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, and hiking on her days off. At home Morgan has one cat, a domestic medium-hair named Athena.
Lexie is an energetic Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler that was born in North Las Vegas. Shortly after she was adopted by her owner Jeanne, she was brought into Craig Road Animal Hospital for her vaccinations as well as her first exam. After a few months, it was apparent that Lexie was eager to see Dr. Major again, she became excited every time she even drove past the hospital. We’re happy to admit that Lexie’s bond with Dr. Major has only grown since her first vet visit.
Since Australian Cattle Dogs are natural herders, one of the concerns was whether Lexie would get along with her owner’s three cats. Within days, her cats taught Lexie the cat claw is swifter and sharper than any puppy teeth, and that nipping wasn’t a good idea. She’s learned to be very gentle with the cats she lives with, but does like to herd them from time to time.
Growing up, teaching Lexie what not to chew was a rather expensive project as she’s chewed up a computer power pack, a couple lamp cords, several down pillows, ‘only’ one slipper, a crate mat, several leashes, many toys, to name a few, but as she’s matured her destructive chewing seems to be limited to very durable toys and chew bones.
Congratulations Lexie, you’re our September Pet of the Month!