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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Wellness exams can play an important role in your pet’s health

Veterinarian Courtney Daniels D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas discusses the importance of a yearly exam for your pet by a professional. Wellness exams are one of the few ways to help detect a problem before it becomes a serious illness. By Courtney Daniels, DVM  We all love our pets, and we all want to do what’s best to take care of them. A wellness exam allows a veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health…

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Pet of the Month January 2016

This French Poodle with the teddy bear face joined her family on Christmas Day. They named her Noel. She has been coming to Craig Road for a few years now and loves Dr. Daniels and getting groomed. Noel is a very prissy and pampered pup. Sometimes when Noel gets too hyper, Mom has to hold her like a baby to calm her. Besides being the center of attention, she also enjoys her belly rubs. Noel is definitely a daddy’s girl.…

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Homeward Bound

By Tianna Winters In 2006, a three-year-old Shih Tzu named Oliver went missing on Halloween night. His family searched everywhere for him. They posted signs all over town, went door to door, then checked into every animal shelter and rescue. They did everything they could do to find their Oliver but returned home every night with a broken heart. Oliver was microchipped so they hoped that somebody, anybody would scan him and they would eventually be reunited. Oliver never came…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Samantha

Samantha has always loved animals but it was her experiences in high school that led her to pursue a career with them. “I volunteered at a shelter when I was a senior,” Samantha said. “Then volunteering turned into schooling, which turned into internships, so here I am.” The third year student attends the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has turned her hobby into a passion. “Veterinary medicine is the perfect mix of science and mystery,” she said.…

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Pet of the Month December 2015

Meet Linus, a beautiful long-coated Dalmatian. The six-year-old has a long list of jobs attached to his resume including a therapy dog, agility competitor, and has even modeled! But his favorite role is being his mom’s best friend. He is an absolute lover and is completely attached to mom who rescued Linus from a shelter in Waco, Texas.   Congratulations Linus, you’re our December Pet of the Month! If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the…

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“Why does my dog eat poop?!?”

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. [Dr.Mych] of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas identifies the causes why a dog might eat his own feces, aka coprophagia, and shares some helpful tips on how to nix the dirty habit. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Yes, dogs eat poop, no matter how horrified the owner may be. But eating poop-technically known as coprophagia-is actually a common canine behavior. When puppies are first born, mother dogs clean their puppies and ingest their…

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Pet of the Month November 2015

Murray was found on a cold night and all alone. Mom says it was love at first sight and now Murray has a warm place to call his own. Murray has taught himself to play catch but will sometimes request assistance from mom, meowing until she throws a ball for him to chase after. He is more of a lover than a fighter, preferring to cuddle any chance he gets. Murray is also very vocal, especially when he is ready…

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Beware of the monsters inside

Veterinarian Katherine Ballor of Craig Road Animal Hospital discusses what you can do to help detect parasites in your pet’s gastrointestinal tracts. These invisible monsters can make you and your loved one very sick. The following are the most common parasites found here in North West Las Vegas. By Katherine Ballor, DVM Fecal tests are one of the easiest forms of preventative care for your pet. It isn’t because we enjoy dealing with poop, it’s because it allows us to check…

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Pet of the Month October 2015

This little dog has a very big name and rightfully so! Augustus Caesar rules the hearts of his mom and dad while living the pampered life in the Panorama Towers. Augustus lives up to his name. Not only is he popular in with neighbors, he has over 500 followers on his Instagram ! The self-proclaimed “king of everything” stole the hearts of our staff during his last visit due to his sweet nature. The Petit Brabancon is a rare version…

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They call him Dr. Google

By Tiffany Major, DVM We’ve all done it. Whenever we start to feel like we are coming down with something, we type out a list of our symptoms and send them over to “Dr. Google”. While some find answers, others have scared themselves into believing that what they thought was the flu is now full-blown Ebola. Most doctors feel that googling treatments isn’t the best idea, and we agree. When it comes to diagnosing your pet, I only have this…

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Pet of the Month September 2015

Cali is what her mom calls a “free spirit”. This two year old bulldog comes from a rescue in California. Cali loves people and becomes quite a ham when she notices a camera around. She loves playing with children and puppies, but her favorite hobby is taking a dip in the pool. This fashionista also has quite an extensive wardrobe, mostly full of pink dresses. Cali loves to cuddle and share kisses. when she isn’t swimming the pool, you can…

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