We would like to welcome Dr. Lucas Budden new associate veterinarian to Craig Road Animal Hospital.

Dr. Budden is from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He attended his undergrad at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. He then attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for his doctorate.

Dr. Budden has always been drawn to animals. He is fascinated with the diversity of animals throughout the world, and the different adaptions they have developed. He began working for a veterinary clinic in high school, thereafter he committed himself to become a veterinarian. As a veterinarian, he hopes to help keep the human-animal bond strong and repair bonds that have been damaged.

Dr. Budden enjoyed his time he spent at Craig Road Animal Hospital during his externship. He describes Craig Road as being more than just a general practice. He goes on to say that, “Craig Road has a unique culture of people that are friendly, love their jobs, and are dedicated to growing their knowledge base.” The veterinary field holds many interests to Dr. Budden, but his main areas of interest include; neurology, behavior, and nutrition.

In his spare time, Dr. Budden enjoys billiards, reading, hiking, and motorcycles. He is a happy father to a 14-year-old male domestic long hair cat named Lance.

Welcome to Craig Road Animal Hospital Dr. Budden.