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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Kittens at Craig Road

Precious and Oliver were brought to us over the summer as boarders but due to unusual circumstances, the two cats ended up being the property of Craig Road Animal Hospital. Our entire staff instantly fell in love with the kitties. Both the domestic shorthairs are not only very sociable, but also the sweetest companions anybody could ask for. Oliver is a male and about two years old. He loves attention and just wants to give affection to anyone who has…

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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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What our scrubs mean

Have you ever noticed the many different colors we wear in our hospital? It may seem like we get to wear the color of our choice, but there actually is a reason behind each one. So what does each hue represent? Well for one thing the colors show which department we are part of. And it tells you a lot about that staff member’s position within Craig Road Animal Hospital. By Tianna Winters You see the maroon color on our…

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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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Helping a Long Time Client – Dogs and Cats for Adoption!

Due to an unforeseeable set of circumstances, one of our long time clients is unable to keep their two dogs and three cats and asked Craig Road Animal Hospital if we could help. All five pets are currently boarding with us and have been patients for all of their lives. If you are interested in meeting any of these pets, with a view to adopting one of them, please call our office to set up an appointment.      …

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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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For Adoption: Three Kittens!

We have three kittens ready for adoption either singly or together.   All three are male and three months old. They have been examined at Craig Road Animal Hospital and vaccinated. If you are interested in adopting them please contact us on 702 645 0331.

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Meet our New Doctors part 3: Katherine Ballor D.V.M.

Dr. Katherine Ballor graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in zoology with concentration in neurobiology and animal behavior. She also received her doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State. Dr. Ballor has been researching laryngeal paralysis for past five years and also has interests in neurology and surgery. With a love of travel, she has been to 23 different countries and spent 6 months living in Europe, Dr. Ballor is excited to live in Las…

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Meet our New Doctors part 2: Shane Murphy D.V.M.

Dr. Shane Murphy came to Craig Road Animal Hospital from Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Murphy completed his undergraduate education in animal sciences and music at the University of Missouri. He enjoyed his time in Columbia enough to stay and achieve his D.V.M. from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated as valedictorian. While in veterinary school, Dr. Murphy worked nights and weekends in the hospital’s ICU with emergency and critical care patients. Dr. Murphy’s special veterinary…

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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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