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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How Well Are we Doing in April 2014?

For almost two years, Craig Road Animal Hospital has been sending out surveys to every client who brings a pet to Craig Road and who has given us an email address . Hospital Administrator, Mike Falconer, talks about why, and introduces some results for April 2014. By Mike Falconer This month marks the return of “How well Are We Doing?” our monthly results from our client surveys. In December we upgraded the service we use for getting feedback from you…

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Touring a Las Vegas Veterinary Hospital

Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, offers tours of  their facility to interested individuals, groups, and educational establishments. Hospital Administrator Mike Falconer discusses these tours and what visitors can expect to see.  By Mike Falconer Craig Road Animal Hospital is one of the largest and busiest animal hospitals in the Las Vegas Valley. Open seven days and week and seeing up to 150 pets a day, Craig Road Animal Hospital is staffed by 11 doctors and a…

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The Illusion of Lower Costs

Dr. Doris Calloway of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas compares the cost of a procedure that she underwent and what she would have charged for the same procedure at Craig Road Animal Hospital.  By Doris Calloway, DVM I recently had the bad luck of waking up with horrible back pain and a fever.  Knowing that something was very wrong and I needed to be seen immediately (despite it being a Saturday morning), I was forced to…

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Renovations at Craig Road – Boarding, grooming, and more.

Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, recently completed a number of renovations to improve services and patient care – particularly in the areas of boarding and grooming. Hospital Administrator Mike Falconer goes over these and what they mean for Craig Road Animal Hospital. By Mike Falconer We are all very proud of what we do, and how we do it, here at Craig Road Animal Hospital. There are times, however, when we realize that there are things…

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The Paperwork of Travelling with your Pet

Craig road Animal Hospital’s own Dr. Jessica Hagstette discusses the research and paperwork required when leaving Las Vegas with you pet, or taking you pet to Las Vegas from a state other than Nevada or another country.  by Jessica Hagstette, DVM Traveling with your pet can be a stressful experience for both pet owner and pet. However, it can also mean a significant amount of paperwork for you and potentially testing, vaccinations, and treatments for your pet. Regulations vary widely…

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Circovirus in Dogs

By Dr. Debbie White Here is some summarized info on Circovirus in Dogs: Back in August and September of this year, Circovirus was suggested as a cause of death/illness of dogs in the outbreaks in Ohio, Michigan and California, but researchers no longer consider it to be the primary cause of illness. Circovirus is thought to possibly be a co-infection in some cases, but is still being studied to determine if and how it played a role in the dogs.…

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How Well Are We Doing September 2013?

For almost a year now, Craig Road Animal Hospital has been sending out surveys to every client who brings a pet to Craig Road and who has given us an email address . Hospital Administrator, Mike Falconer, talks about why, and introduces some results for September 2013. by Mike Falconer August and September are always a strange months for us and for a lot of other veterinary hospitals. It tends to be quieter for routine things and it seems that…

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Expanded Grooming Hours and Services

Craig Road Animal Hospital is proud to announce the expansion of our grooming hours and services with the addition of groomer Lynee Johnson to our team. Lynee hails from Michigan, has been grooming for 18 years, and she is a former Grooming Academy trainer. Lynee will groom dogs of all sizes and cats and she will be grooming in the evenings during the week and during the day on the weekends. This means that Craig Road Animal Hospital now offers…

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