Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Megan is an Indiana native, who previously obtained her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Purdue University. The fourth Year D.V.M. candidate has worked in various veterinary hospital roles since the age of 16. She has worked as a customer service representative, kennel attendant, and veterinary assistant. Megan has always wanted to be a vet, “Every little kid thinks that they want to be a veterinarian at some point, and I never grew out of that,” she said. The D.V.M.…

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Pet of the Month – September 2017

Meet Blue, a one-year-old Boxer. While blue knows many tricks, owner Alyssa revealed that his favorite trick is counting and that he can even understand her counting in both Spanish and French. Blue’s favorite foods are hot dogs and steak. His favorite activity is playing with his special squeaky toy. Alyssa says, “Blue plays with squeaky balls until they no longer squeak, no matter how long it takes.”   Blue is extremely affectionate and loves to cuddle. “His tail wiggles in…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Elijah

Originally from central Kentucky, Elijah grew up on a small farm and has been caring for a variety of animals over the years including chickens, horses, cows, sheep, goats and household pets. “I’ve always been really interested in science and chemistry so veterinary medicine was a natural intersection of two of my favorite things.” Elijah attended Western Kentucky University where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry. He is currently a fourth-year D.V.M student at Ohio State University. During his…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kristy

Kristy joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as our newest D.V.M. extern. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana she obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology at The University of Louisiana. She’s currently in her fourth year studying to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. Kristy knew in high school that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She began working at a veterinary hospital learning and assisting with the animals. When she isn’t studying, Kristy enjoys sailing and spending time with her pets,…

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Pet of The Month – October 2017

  Meet Cosmo, a twelve- week- old male Miniature Bull Terrier. Cosmo was born July, 28th 2017. He loves to play, and sleep. What makes Cosmo special is his egg-shaped head, his slanted eyes, his big personality and his soft brown color. Cosmo’s favorite activities include playing, running, and terrorizing his housemate and mom Sasha. “Cosmo is a very loving and affectionate puppy,” says owner Stacey,” he’s also very stubborn and “bull-headed.” Although Cosmo doesn’t know any tricks yet he…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Leah

Leah is originally from Georgia, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Alabama University. Leah is currently in her fourth year studying the doctor of veterinary medicine program at The University of Georgia. Leah has always been interested in animals but she, and her sister, suffer from allergies.  After discovering the benefits of allergy medicine, Leah and her sister committed to pursuing careers in animal medicine. “Were definitely an animal loving family, says Leah. Her entire family has pets including…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kaitlin

Kaitlin is originally from West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, where she majored in animal and nutritional sciences.  She is currently in her fourth year studying veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University. Kaitlin became interested in animal medicine after an undergraduate career assessment determined that Veterinary medicine would be a potential career for her to pursue. She then went on to volunteer at local animal hospitals and spent time as an Animal Care Intern at the…

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Pet of The Month – December 2017

Meet Babka, Babka is a seven-month-old French Bulldog. Inspired by his brindle colored fur, Babka’s name comes from a chocolate Russian coffee cake. According to owner Gail, his registered name with the American Kennel Club is “HRH Chocolate Chi Chee Babka.”   Babka is a smart pup who loves to play. His favorite toys are socks that he pulls from the freshly washed laundry. He can play fetch with the socks non-stop and loves for you to knot and throw…

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Pet of the Month – January 2018

Meet Ellie, This little girl is the year’s first Pet of The Month. This sweet heart is a year-old English Bulldog. She is intelligent with an outgoing personality. Her hobbies include; teething on her chew toys, taking moms, slippers, chasing her doggy siblings, eating, and after a long hard day she loves cuddling with her owner or doggy siblings. Ciara is the proud owner of this sweet brown and white puppy. “She makes our heart skip a beat.”, said Ciara.…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Elizabeth

Elizabeth is originally from the small town of Conyers, Georgia. She was exposed to animals at a young age by her grandfather who owned horses. Elizabeth knew she wanted to become a vet since the age of 9. She began working with animals throughout middle school and high school in an agriculture club, where she was inspired to continue with a career in animal care. Elizabeth is currently in her fourth year at Mississippi State University before vet school she…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kimberly

Kimberly is from Atlanta, GA. Currently, she studies at Purdue University in Indiana. She has been working in the animal care industry since she was 16. However, as a child, Kimberly was scared of all animals. “People that knew me as a child would never had thought that this is where I’d be today.” She said. It was not until she got her first dog, a Dachshund named Brownie, that she began her work at a local vet clinic. She…

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Pet of the Month – February 2018

Meet Luka, He is a Maltese / Poodle mix and still a puppy at 5 months old. This little pup has some piercing greenish-gray eyes. Luka is smart and funny. He loves kisses, cuddling, and sleeping on any available chest. He passes his spare time watching the Disney channel and he loves all treats, especially Japanese sweet potatoes. “Because of him, our home is filled with much more love and more love to give!”  – said Stephanie. (Luka’s Mother) Congratulations…

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Canine Influenza

The canine flu season is upon us! H3N8 and H2N2 are two highly contagious strains of the dog flu. The syndromes in these strains can vary from mild to severe, which can lead to respiratory infection and other medical complication. Seek vet care if your animal appears to have a runny nose, cough, or loss of appetite. Luckily there is a vaccination for both strands, but this is not treatment only a preventative action. Don’t forget to get your pet…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sam

Sam is from New Jersey but has lived in Manhattan, North Carolina, and Florida. He is currently studying his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University, and will be graduating this year. Sam found he wanted to pursue a career in animal care during a family trip to Yellowstone National Park. During his visit he met the Yellowstone Park Wild Life Veterinarian, and that inspired a lifelong love of wildlife. Las Vegas has always been a place of interest…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Christian

Christian was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is studying at Louisiana State University for his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He has taken interest in soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. His goal is to become a board-certified surgeon. Christian was raised in a family of animal lovers. He grew up with several pets including; dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, and gerbils. At a young age of eleven, he found a natural love in caring for animals, and helping…

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Itchy Pets- Allergies in Cats & Dogs

Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Koenitzer of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses causes, symptoms, and treatment of allergies in cats and dogs.  Allergies, or an allergic reaction, is the body’s immune system over reacting to something it comes into contact with. Allergies are incurable. To treat allergies, it is only possible to manage the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Types of allergies in dogs and cats include food, environmental, flea contact, and allergic reactions to drugs.  Due to…

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Stress, Anxiety, Fireworks, & the Fourth of July

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas explains why dogs fear fireworks and a variety of ways to get them safely through the Fourth of July holiday. By: Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M.  The Fourth of July is an undeniably stressful holiday for dogs, as the sight and sound of fireworks erupting throughout the day and well into the night can be terrifying for your pet.  Fear of loud noises is a natural response for…

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Canine & Feline Acupuncture Therapy in Las Vegas

Veterinarian Dr. Erica Monaco of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses the benefits of acupuncture therapy in cats and dogs.  By: Erica F. Monaco DVM MSPH cVMA Acupuncture is a technique that allows the practitioner to interface with the nervous system and tap into the body’s own mechanisms for modulating pain perception, inflammation, endocrine and metabolic functions as well as healing. This complementary therapy is used to treat pain and other conditions in humans and animals. We integrate…

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Hairballs Aren’t Normal

Veterinarian Ukachi Ugorji D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas identifies the causes and treatment of hairballs in cats. By: Ukachi Ugorgi D.V.M. Cats spend at least half of their waking hours licking themselves. They are trained to groom themselves from birth by watching their mothers. Cats lick themselves for several reasons aside from the obvious motive of hygiene. For them, grooming is a coping mechanism and form of self-comfort when they feel displaced or nervous.…

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