Dogs and Grapes Don’t Mix

 Dr. Larkin explains the reason your dog cannot eat grapes, and the difference between a toxic presence in the fruit as opposed to a dog’s allergic immune response. By Emilee Larkin, DVM Dogs will eat anything! This is common knowledge to anyone who has ever owned a dog. Although humans find fruit nutritious and healthy, the same cannot always be said for your dog. Even some of the most common household fruits can be toxic to our pets. The toxicity…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephani

Meet Stephani our latest DVM Extern, A Las Vegas native born and raised Stephani is in her final year at Midwestern University for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Stephani’s choice to enter the field of animal medicine was encouraged by her mother; “You can be a doctor for these animals.”, are the words she remembers as a child that inspired her to pursue this career. Stephani chose to extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital after viewing some other animal hospitals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jennifer

By: Regina Toney We’re excited to introduce Jennifer, our latest D.V.M extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital. Growing up in Sacramento, California, Jennifer had a wide variety of pets, including birds, bunnies, rats, fish, cats, and dogs. “I’ve always wanted to be a vet, I took a nontraditional route experimenting with engineering but ultimately I came back to my love of animals.” Jennifer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology at The University of California, Davis. Jennifer is currently attending…

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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…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kimberly

  By: Regina Toney Kimberly joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as a participant in our externship program. She attended The University of Rhode Island where she received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she is currently pursuing her D.V.M. at Mississippi State University. It was in her preschool class, at three-years-old, that she decided that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. “I really like medicine, the study of science and the body, but I really want to work with animals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Hayden

Hayden learned about our D.V.M. externship program through The AVMA externship website. Attracted by the size and setting of the hospital he decided to apply.  “I thought the location was interesting, I’ve never been to Vegas and I’ve never seen a hospital this big,” he says. Kaden is from Lincoln Nebraska, he attended The University of Nebraska to obtain his bachelor’s degree in biology. Initially, he was torn between human and animal medicine but after working at an animal clinic…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Mike

  By: Regina Toney Mike was drawn to Animal Medicine in high school through his love of animals, math, and science.Toward the end of High school, he began shadowing at local clinics. “I think I always knew that I would end up doing something with animals, “he says, “I loved shadowing and I knew then that this was what I wanted to do.” Mike comes to Craig Road Animal Hospital from Darion, Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in biology at…

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Pet of The Month-June

Griffin is a two-year-old Blue Brindle French Bulldog with a playful and loving personality. What makes Griffin unique is his soft caramel brindle color on his blue coat. Owner Brianna, says “He gets along with all dogs and just always wants to play.” He’s had a few obstacles dealing with his health but that hasn’t stopped him from just being a puppy. “Griffin has had everything from vaccinations, neuter, soft palate surgery, and stenotic nares surgery. He is currently getting…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Naz

  Craig Road Animal Hospital Welcomes Naz, our latest D.V.M. Extern. Naz joins us from Los Angeles California where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in women studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. She’s currently entering her third year of school at Virginia Tech pursuing her Doctorate of veterinary medicine. Naz hasn’t always wanted to work with animals, it wasn’t until later in life that she made the decision to pursue a career in animal medicine.” Naz has…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Extern Program: Rachel

Meet our D.V.M. Extern, Rachel! Rachel’s currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts, she learned about our DVM externship program through a Ross Alumni and decided to apply. Rachel is expected to graduate with her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine this upcoming September. Originally from Odessa Florida, Rachel has known that she wanted to become a vet since she was six-years-old. She says, “It was always something that I wanted, definitely”. Her interests…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Talesha

Talesha joins the team at Craig Road Animal hospital as our new D.V.M. extern. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she attended Mississippi State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Food, Science & Technology. Talesha is currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Louisiana State University and has volunteered at various shelters in Baton Rouge. Talesha grew up with a variety of pets including birds, cats, dogs and even frogs.  “I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian, it’s about…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Norimar

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Norimar joins Craig Road Animal Hospital’s externship program. She attained her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in veterinary technology. Norimar decided to apply after hearing about our program through a fellow student at Tuskegee University, where she is currently in her third year of veterinary school. Growing up with a variety of pets, including rabbits, turtles, and birds, Norimar says she’s always been fond of animals. Her love…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kelsey

Kelsey obtained her bachelor’s degree in animal science at Louisiana State University in her hometown of New Orleans. Currently, in her fourth year studying to become a doctor of veterinary medicine, Kelsey joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as our newest D.V.M. extern. Growing up with a variety of pets, Kelsey has always wanted to become a veterinarian. “My mom has a piece of paper from kindergarten where we all signed up for what we wanted to be when we grew…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Mathew

  Meet Mathew! The New Orleans native is the latest to join our externship program. He is currently in his fourth year studying to become a doctor of veterinary medicine at Louisiana State University. “I’m hoping to get a better understanding of how a general practice hospital works,” said Mathew of his time at Craig Road Animal Hospital, “ and looking forward to getting more hands-on experience.” The fourth year D.V.M candidate has always had a love for animals. In…

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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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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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