Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Larissa

Larissa is a local girl having grown up in Las Vegas Nevada. Larissa always knew she was going to be a veterinarian. “My mom tried to get me interested in other things,” she said. “I tried architecture, golfing, and dancing but I always found my way back to veterinary medicine.” Larissa received her bachelor’s from the University of Nevada, Reno, and is currently a 3rd year Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine student at St. Mathews University School of Veterinary Medicine in…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sami

Sami is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She always wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was a little girl and she never gave up on that dream. Sami went to Virginia Tech for her undergrad and is now in her 4th year there of her doctorate of veterinary medicine. She has performed some volunteer work through the local SPCA, and has also volunteered on a small farm to broaden her horizons. Sami is particularly interested in emergency medicine and…

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How Do I Choose The Right Pet Food?

Dr. Kimberly Lutz is an associate veterinarian at Craig Road Animal Hospital in north west Las Vegas. Dr. Lutz discusses the best ways to pick a pet food based on the latest information about “Grain-Free” diets from the FDA.   By Kimberly Lutz, DVM Diet is one of the most effective tools for managing pet health and increasing longevity. Diets can even be used to manage certain disease processes. So how do you pick the right diet given all the…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Morgan

Morgan was born in Chicago, but moved to Richmond Virginia when she was two. She has always wanted to be a veterinarian. Her grandfather was a vet, as was her aunt, and so for as long as she has been able to answer the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” she has known that the answer was; “to be a veterinarian.” Morgan attended Virginia Tech for her bachelors; however, in her sophomore year was admitted…

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Proactive, not reactive. – Pet Wellness Special 2019

For dogs and cats, the symptoms of illness and aging are not always visible. For our pet’s general well-being and to improve their life and life expectancy we’d like to make sure that your pet looks as good inside as outside. Bring in your well dog or cat for a physical exam, urinalysis, and major organ blood work screening. We will usually have the results within 24 hours, and the information will provide us with a baseline for future screenings…

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Help Senior Pets Stay Healthy with Wellness Bloodwork

Dr. Lucas Budden is an associate veterinarian at Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas, Nevada and is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. In this blog post, Dr. Budden explains why bloodwork and routine lab work are important for the health of senior pets. By Lucas Budden DVM Puppies and kittens tend to get a lot of the attention, but we love our senior patients just as much. They’ve been through a lot…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Caroline

Caroline is from Gaithersburg Maryland. She decided she wanted to come a veterinarian in 8th grade when she started to volunteer for a horse rescue called Days End Farm. She received her bachelor’s from, and in currently in her fourth year of vet school at, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – more commonly known as Virginia Tech. Caroline is particularly interested in surgery and is excited about being able to work with multiple different doctors. In her spare time,…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kate

Kate originally hails from South Berwick in Maine. In her senior year of high school, Kate was asked by a neighbor to help as he had a beef cow who was calving. “I went over there and I was helping the vet until two in the morning, says Kate. “But it was a lot of fun, so I stared looking into it as a career.” For her undergraduate degree in Animal Science, Kate went to the University of Maine where…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Solitaire

Meet Solitaire Solitaire is from Columbia South Carolina. From a very young age Solitaire knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. “There is a video recording of me saying that I wanted to be a veterinarian and guaranteeing my aunt free vet care for life,” says Solitaire. “I was four, and it now seems like I might be living out that promise.” Although being a veterinarian was always an ambition, Solitaire became side tracked after completing her bachelors at The…

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Craig Road Externship Program: Allie

Allie grew up in Winston-Salem in North Carolina. However, realizing that she wanted to be a vet took a while; “. I was not the five-year-old who knew she wanted to be a vet when she grew up,” says Allie. “I didn’t take the standard route.” Although not sure of what she wanted for a career, Allie always had pets growing up and also got involved in local animal rescues. “In high school I was a gold award girl scout,”…

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Craig Road Externship Program: Samantha

Samantha was born, and grew up, just outside of New York City in Westchester county. She has always wanted to be a veterinarian from when she was a very small child, but is was after receiving her bachelors in biology from SUNY Cortland, also know as The State University of New York College at Cortland, that she really pursued her goal. “I’m going to do this,” she laughs remembering her decision. She studied as Ross University for her doctorate in…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Patrick

Patrick is from Buffalo, New York. From a young age, Patrick knew he wanted to become a veterinarian. His family always had a dog and their neighbor was a dairy farmer. “There was never moment where it hit me that I wanted to become a veterinarian,” says Patrick. “It just built up from there as I grew more interested in science.” He received his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Geneseo, and is currently completing his fourth…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jenny!

Jenny Hails from Federal Way, Washington, which is south of Seattle. During high school, Jenny found that she was most comfortable in her science classes where she always asked questions and was a very curious student. Coupled with a love of animals, her affinity for science meant that going to school to become a veterinarian was a natural choice. Her interest in animals lead Jenny to volunteer at a shelter in Tacoma Washington full time for a year and a…

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Craig Road Externship Program: Jazmyne

Jazmyne was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. When Jazmyne was in the 12th grade, she took a biology class, about fish, which piqued her interest in working with animals. For her bachelor’s degree, Jazmyne attended the University of South Florida in Tampa and then went to Ross University in St. Kitts for her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She is currently at the University of Tennessee completing her clinical year. Jazmyne has a significant amount of volunteer experience;…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Carter

Carter is from Munro, Louisiana. It was not Carter’s plan to become a veterinarian. He attended Louisiana State University thinking of going into physical therapy or human medicine. “I shadowed people in both fields and it just did not feel right,” said Carter. “So, I was in my final semester of a kinesiology degree and I started to see what the requirements were for me to go into vet school.” Carter stayed at LSU for his doctorate in Veterinary medicine,…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Morgan

Morgan is from Severna Park, Maryland. The granddaughter of a veterinarian, Morgan was exposed to veterinary medicine at a young age by her grandfather who took her under his wing and showed her “some cool experiences.” She received her bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama, and is currently in her fourth year of her doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University in Indiana. Morgan learned about the Craig Road Animal Hospital externship program from Dr. Kimberly Lutz just after…

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Pet of The Month- February 2019

Meet Lucy! Lucy is an 11-year-old, Italian Greyhound and Jack Russell Terrier mix.  She is described by her owner as ‘extremely special’ and ‘very intelligent’, as she was a gift from a ‘special someone’ and responds to both Spanish and English.  Lucy enjoys going for car rides, living-room parkour, and hanging out with her best friend, P-Nut.  And in keeping with true Valentine’s spirit- spending time with her ‘boyfriend’ Rex. According to her owner, Lucy was so scared when they…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Hunter

Hunter grew up in central Louisiana in the town of Alexandrea. He fell in love with his parents first dog, and has always leaned more towards animals than people. “People gross me out,” says Hunter with a smile. “I like science so I figured veterinary medicine was for me.” He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Louisiana Tech University and during this time also volunteered at several local animal hospitals. Hunter is currently completing his final year of…

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Pet of The Month- January 2019

Meet Periwinkle! Periwinkle, aka ‘Peri’ and ‘Winkle’, spent his first several years as a lazy barn cat who only ever caught one mouse; and when it had to run right in front of him.  As he didn’t mind being ‘dressed-up or sat on by a toddler’, Peri became a house cat. Periwinkle is described by his owner as ‘more like a dog’, who runs to the door to greet visitors when the doorbell rings.   He also enjoys sitting on laps…

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