Student Extern Program

Craig Road Animal Hospital has an extern program for currently enrolled 3rd and 4th year veterinary medical students. Craig Road Animal Hospital is a large multi – doctor, AAHA accredited, practice located in Northwest Las Vegas that provides high-quality veterinary care for dogs and cats with a focus on customer service. On-site housing and a weekly stipend are part of our program in addition to professional mentoring and working in a busy, progressive hospital. Additional opportunities to work with specialists…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kassi

We would like to welcome Kassi, our newest D.V.M. Extern, to Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Kassi always felt a connection and sense of belonging when it came to the health and welfare of animals. Kassi attended Pennsylvania State University for her animal sciences degree, but her interest in Veterinary Medicine didn’t stop there. Her desire to explore lab animal medicine led her to an externship in Houston at the University of Texas’s Health Science Center…

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Pet Of The Month – August 2016

Meet Olivia, an English Bulldog as lazy as she is adorable. Even though her name is Olivia, she will also respond to the name of anyone else receiving attention. This two year old pup has many responsibilities to deal with at home including cleaning up crumbs, licking, and multiple naps. Olivia is more of a lover than a fighter, one day Mom asked Olivia if she wanted to cuddle, little did she know that she was scheduling mandatory cuddle time at…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kristal

Kristal joins the team at Craig Road as part of our extern program. Growing up, Kristal had dogs, cats, snakes, and even horses in her hometown of Fredrick, Maryland. She realized at an early age that she not only had a love for science, but an affinity for fixing things as well. This made her a perfect fit for Veterinary medicine. At first, she was torn between caring for humans or animals, “When I realized animals didn’t have the same…

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Welcome Our New Weekend & Evening Groomer

Please join us in welcoming a new member of the Craig Road team: our new groomer Rebecca! Her addition to Craig Road means that we will now be offering grooming during the evenings and on weekends. Rebecca has multiple years of experience grooming dogs & cats of all sizes and understands how to discern the specific grooming needs of each pet. We are currently accepting appointments for Rebecca for this week and over the weekend. Rebecca will be working alongside…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Austin

Austin started caring for a variety of animals at a young age, helping out on his father’s boarding house for horses. Whether it was binding an injured foot or feeding any of the cows, chickens, or sheep on his family property, there was always something to do. As he got older, his love for education and animal communication grew. “People learn more about themselves through their animals,” Austin said. “Being able to share that knowledge with others is all I…

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Pet of the Month May 2016

Meet Gypsy Rose, one of the most sociable cats in Nevada! This three-year-old Calico is one playful kitty. With personality to share, Gypsy Rose loves everyone who crosses her path. Not only does she like to make new friends, her siblings are her favorite companions, sharing her attention between the two dogs and cat that share her home. When Gypsy Rose isn’t sunbathing on the patio, you can find her sitting right on top of mother’s shoulders! Her curious behavior…

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Pet of the Month April 2016

This Maltipoo is anything but boring. “He has so much energy,” said mother Cheryl. “He just never seems to get tired.” Ziggy has some athletic attributes as well. Mom says he’s all legs and can jump 5 and half feet high. Ziggy also enjoys the nightlife. “He’ll only eat at night and that is when he is the most active…but he’s pretty much running around all day long,” Cheryl laughs. His personality doesn’t always match his roommate’s, a mellow 11-year-old…

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Pitbull Puppies

Teamwork is something that we treasure here at Craig Road. Check out how our team worked together to help this Mama Pitbull deliver her pups safely!

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The other reason you should spay your pets

Veterinarian Dr.Tiffany Major of Craig Road Animal Hospital discusses an often fatal infection, pyometra. It is most common in older female dogs that have not been spayed though it can occur in spayed dogs as well. This the story of Blueberry, a female pit bull living in North West Las Vegas. By Tiffany Major, DVM Blueberry’s parents started to notice she wasn’t acting herself. She was very lethargic, and laying down a lot. They knew something was wrong, but when…

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Pet of the month March 2016

By Tianna Winters Sara was making her normal rounds on the farm when she stumbled across a brown heap of fur. “He was just curled up into a little ball, and you can tell that he was starved, just skin and bones,” she said. Sara remembers how it was easy to tell he had been out here for some time. When she offered him some water, he slowly uncurled and cautiously walked towards her. That’s when she noticed his injury.…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital externship program: Megan

Megan is a Las Vegas local who is studying Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. She was brought back to Las Vegas through Craig Road Animal Hospital’s externship program where she will be getting hands on experience on what it is like to work at a veterinary practice. “I am definitely interested in pursuing a residency in small animal internal medicine,” Megan said. “I’ve always wanted to help animals and the more experience I get, the more…

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“Calling Dr. Murphy” Part III

Craig Road Animal Hospital’s very own Marketing Manager Tianna Winters shadowed Dr. Shane Murphy during one of his shifts to get a feel of how the hospital runs and its culture. Below is the final addition of her personal account of what it’s like to be a veterinarian in North West Las Vegas. You can catch up here for the first article or here for the second! 7:15 p.m. I meet Dr. Murphy in the doctor’s office where he is…

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“Calling Dr. Murphy” Part II

Craig Road Animal Hospital’s very own Marketing Manager Tianna Winters shadowed Dr. Shane Murphy during one of his shifts to get a feel of how the hospital runs and its culture. Below is the second addition of  her personal account of what it’s like to be a veterinarian in North West Las Vegas.  Missed the first article? Read it here. 3:20 p.m. – After Dr. Murphy makes sure the Border Collie was comfortably waiting in a kennel, he checks on…

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“Calling Dr. Murphy.”

Craig Road Animal Hospital’s very own Marketing Manager Tianna Winters shadowed Dr. Shane Murphy during one of his shifts to get a feel of how the hospital runs and its culture. Below is her personal account of what it’s like to be a veterinarian in North West Las Vegas. By Tianna Winters I never thought that being a veterinary doctor was easy, but I also did not realize it would be quite so hard. Their patients don’t talk. They squeak,…

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Pet of the Month February 2016

Meet Rocky, a Pomeranian and Brussels Griffon mix. But mom, Christy, says don’t let his little angel face fool you. Mom says that he’s “ a little a**hole and Tasmanian devil and asshole all in one.” Yes, not only is he very energetic, Rocky likes to chew up everything…remotes, CD’s, toys. Mom took him in after her granddaughter decided he might be too much for her, and after he chewed up all of her shoes. And it was love at…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sammy

Sammy is a veterinary student visiting Craig Road Animal Hospital from the University of Missouri. He originally thought he wanted to get into dentistry or human medicine until a personal experience changed his mind.  “My dog was severely attacked by a coyote my freshman year of college,” Sammy said. “We all thought we had to say our good-bye’s but the doctor placed him into surgery right away and saved him.” He said the moment he saw his pup running around…

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Dental Special is here – give your pet a reason to smile!

Watch our video below to see why dental care for your pet is important: Don’t miss out on our Dental Special! $30 off of our normal dental cleaning & polishing price! But wait, there’s more: FREE Dental Exam FREE Bath or Bath Voucher FREE Anal Gland Expression FREE Nail Trim FREE 30 Day Pet Insurance Trial Offer *Up to $100 in savings and additional free services! *Does not include extractions, blood work, or medications.

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Periodontal disease can affect more than your pet’s teeth

Veterinarian Orlena Tampira of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas discusses the importance of proper dental care for canine and feline teeth. By Orlena Tampira, DVM Dental hygiene is just as important for your pets as it is for you. Not only can your loved one experience pain while chewing and bad breath, dogs and cats can experience the same diseases as humans like gingivitis, gum disease, and tooth decay. Without proper care, this bacteria can travel…

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The good, the bad, and the ugly of peanut butter

Veterinarian Christopher Roberts, D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas explains how a common canine treat can be dangerous. By Christopher Roberts, DVM We all love a little treat now and then, and so do our dogs. As many of you are aware, peanut butter is a healthy and safe snack for your fur baby. But did you know that some peanut butters can also be life threatening to him? Xylitol is becoming an increasingly popular sugar…

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5051 W. Craig Road Las Vegas, NV 89130

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