Wellness exams can play an important role in your pet’s health

Veterinarian Courtney Daniels D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas discusses the importance of a yearly exam for your pet by a professional. Wellness exams are one of the few ways to help detect a problem before it becomes a serious illness. By Courtney Daniels, DVM  We all love our pets, and we all want to do what’s best to take care of them. A wellness exam allows a veterinarian to evaluate your pet’s overall health…

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Pet of the Month January 2016

This French Poodle with the teddy bear face joined her family on Christmas Day. They named her Noel. She has been coming to Craig Road for a few years now and loves Dr. Daniels and getting groomed. Noel is a very prissy and pampered pup. Sometimes when Noel gets too hyper, Mom has to hold her like a baby to calm her. Besides being the center of attention, she also enjoys her belly rubs. Noel is definitely a daddy’s girl.…

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Homeward Bound

By Tianna Winters In 2006, a three-year-old Shih Tzu named Oliver went missing on Halloween night. His family searched everywhere for him. They posted signs all over town, went door to door, then checked into every animal shelter and rescue. They did everything they could do to find their Oliver but returned home every night with a broken heart. Oliver was microchipped so they hoped that somebody, anybody would scan him and they would eventually be reunited. Oliver never came…

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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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Pet of the Month December 2015

Meet Linus, a beautiful long-coated Dalmatian. The six-year-old has a long list of jobs attached to his resume including a therapy dog, agility competitor, and has even modeled! But his favorite role is being his mom’s best friend. He is an absolute lover and is completely attached to mom who rescued Linus from a shelter in Waco, Texas.   Congratulations Linus, you’re our December Pet of the Month! If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the…

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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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Pet of the Month November 2015

Murray was found on a cold night and all alone. Mom says it was love at first sight and now Murray has a warm place to call his own. Murray has taught himself to play catch but will sometimes request assistance from mom, meowing until she throws a ball for him to chase after. He is more of a lover than a fighter, preferring to cuddle any chance he gets. Murray is also very vocal, especially when he is ready…

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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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Pet of the Month October 2015

This little dog has a very big name and rightfully so! Augustus Caesar rules the hearts of his mom and dad while living the pampered life in the Panorama Towers. Augustus lives up to his name. Not only is he popular in with neighbors, he has over 500 followers on his Instagram ! The self-proclaimed “king of everything” stole the hearts of our staff during his last visit due to his sweet nature. The Petit Brabancon is a rare version…

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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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Pet of the Month September 2015

Cali is what her mom calls a “free spirit”. This two year old bulldog comes from a rescue in California. Cali loves people and becomes quite a ham when she notices a camera around. She loves playing with children and puppies, but her favorite hobby is taking a dip in the pool. This fashionista also has quite an extensive wardrobe, mostly full of pink dresses. Cali loves to cuddle and share kisses. when she isn’t swimming the pool, you can…

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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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Pet of the Month August 2015

Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets. This five month old Frenchie is a spunky little lady who wears her heart on her sleeve. She loves giving plenty of kisses and making you giggle by chewing on your toes. Lola may have a huge heart but she is feisty and refuses to be walked on a leash, she’s far too independent for that! Congratulations Lola, you’re our Pet of the Month for August 2015! If you would like to submit your pet…

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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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PET OF THE MONTH JULY 2015

Station is a five-year-old Welsh Corgi mix. She prides herself on being a good companion and has recently become a big sister! When she’s not showing her love and affection towards her sisters and cat cousins, you can find this lady running the fence at the dog park. Congratulations Station, you’re our Pet of the Month for July 2015! If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the Month please use the form here (don’t forget a…

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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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