“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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Ukachi

Ukachi has always had an interest in taking care of animals. She knew from a young age that she wanted to work in the medical field so she decided to pair her passion and learning into a career in veterinary medicine. The student joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as a D.V.M. extern all the way from Statesboro, Georgia. She would like to eventually join a small animal practice. She is anticipating to graduate from the University of Georgia in the…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jessica

Jessica comes to Craig Road Animal Hospital from Vancouver, Canada. She is taking part in our externship program while she is working towards her DVM. Jessica has worked with an array of animals including marine mammals, sea turtles, dogs, cats, and cows. She recalls when she was younger, her six month old pet puppy had fallen into the pool and had almost drowned. “He spent three days in an oxygen cage, had pneumonia and was close to death,” she said.…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Elizabeth Ashman

Hailing from Oak Ridge, New Jersey, Elizabeth Ashman was introduced to us through our externship program here at Craig Road Animal Hospital. The fourth year student will become a D.V.M. after graduating from Ross University in September 2015. Concentrating on general practice and internal medicine, Ashman said that working in the field is one of her true passions and finds it to be extremely rewarding. She loves working on all animals and has even worked with big cats like snow leopards and lions…

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Meet our new doctor Tiffany Major D.V.M.

Tiffany Major D.V.M. has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. She started early, taking her first job at a hospital while still a junior in high school. Dr. Major worked as a veterinary technician for ten years at Pembroke Animal Hospital. During this time she also started on her undergrad at the University of New Hampshire.  Searching for a warmer climate, she went to Ross University for her graduate in St. Kitts, West Indies,…

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What Can I Do About My Dog’s Barking? Part Two

Dr. Doris Calloway of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas in the second part of a two part article discusses excessive barking due to separation anxiety. Part one on general tactics to help when your dog barks more that you think they should can be found here.     By Doris Calloway, DVM Dogs that are barking due to separation anxiety are usually dogs that don’t start their barking until you leave the house. They will often…

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What Can I Do About My Dog’s Barking? Part One

Dr. Doris Calloway, of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, in the first of two articles discusses what to do when your dog barks more that you think they should.   By Doris Calloway, DVM I have a Chihuahua, I know all about living with a dog that barks. All. The. Time. For the most part, I don’t mind it.  In my opinion, a dog that barks when a stranger approaches the front door, or if there…

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My Dog has Osteoarthritis – Now What? Part Three

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in this third and final post in the series, discusses the various pharmaceutical options, and types of treatments that are available to treat this debilitating disease. Part one of this series on Osteoarthritis can be found here  and part two which discusses nutraceuticals can be found here. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM 5: Why does my…

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My Dog has Osteoarthritis – Now What? Part Two

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in this second in an on going series of posts, discusses nutraceuticals and their use in the treatment this debilitating disease. Part one of this series on Osteoarthritis can be found here. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM 3: What are Nutraceuticals, and how can they help? Nutraceuticals is term combining the words “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical” and…

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My Dog has Osteoarthritis – Now What? Part One

Osteoarthritis is a common problem in dogs. Dr. Mychajlonka, also known as Dr. Mych – a veterinarian at Las Vegas’s own Craig Road Animal Hospital, in the first of a series of posts, discusses what options are available to pet owners to treat this debilitating disease. By Kurt Mychajlonka, DVM Your dog has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis – welcome to a large club. Osteoarthritis is prevalent is 1 in 5 dogs over 1 year of age. The good news that…

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Meet our New Doctors part 1: Chris Roberts D.V.M.

Dr. Roberts has California roots, but grew up in Oklahoma. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his undergraduate education where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He then traveled to Missouri and earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Roberts professional interests are in the areas of general surgery, clinical pathology, and neurology. In his spare time, Dr. Roberts he enjoys sports, traveling, and hiking. His best friend is…

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