Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Meghan

Meet Meghan our latest DVM Extern, Meghan is from Morgan Town, West Virginia. She decided that working with animals is what she wanted to do in college and began a major in Animal Science at West Virginia University. Where she went on to receive her Master’s in Public Health. She also started working in veterinary clinics and on local farms. Currently, she attends Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. While working with animals Meghan found her calling. She believes…

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Construction On Craig Road

Roadworks on westbound Craig Road make accessing Craig Road Animal Hospital harder than usual. The opening that allows for turning on to Thom Blvd, and a U-turn on Craig Road into the Craig Road Animal Hospital parking lot, is currently closed. Westbound Craig Road is also reduced to a single lane for a significant distance. Eastbound Craig Road is currently not affected. To avoid driving on westbound Craig Road we suggest two different routes to access our parking lot. Drive…

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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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Beware the Foxtails

Veterinarian Catherine Whitcraft D.V.M., identifies the potential dangers for your pet with Foxtails in the Las Vegas area and the desert southwest of Nevada in general.   By Catherine Whitcraft, D.V.M. Walking your dog is a daily task that is both beneficial to you and your dog. You both get exercise and quality time together. Nevada is home to deserts, parks, and mountains to explore with your pet. However, Nevada is also home to Hordeum Lubatum, also known as the…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Paige

  Meet Our new DVM Extern, Paige! Paige is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Veterinary Science at Clemson University, and is currently attending her final year at the University of Georgia, for a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Paige grew up around many animals. With over ten animals at home it was natural, in retrospect, for her to become a veterinarian. She began her career in animal care working for the local zoo, and…

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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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Belts, Gravel, & Other Appetizing Things

Nalu, a Labrador Retriever Mix dog, came in to Craig Road Animal Hospital after a weekend camping trip with his owners. Nalu was vomiting and did not want to eat. Dr. Courtney Daniels suspected that Nalu had eaten something that he shouldn’t have, in other words, a foreign body. According to Dr. Daniels, the symptoms that a pet has ingested foreign body can vary widely, “From nothing early on to vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and pain.” Dr. Daniels continues,…

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Craig Road’s New App and Online Access

By Mike Falconer Here at Craig Road Animal Hospital our goal is to provide great pets with great care. In order to serve you more efficiently we have upgraded our online services to include: * Access to a new, easier to use, Pet Portal. * Ability to schedule appointments online in real time. * Mobile access through the MyPetsWellness app. Pet Portal and Online Scheduling: The online pet portal allows you to have quick and easy access to see upcoming appointments, upcoming reminders and lets you…

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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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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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Senior Pet Wellness

THIS PROMOTION HAS NOW ENDED Proactive, Not Just Reactive! For Dogs and Cats over seven years. the symptoms of aging are not always visible. For our pets 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 pet wellness exam and bloodwork for the special price of $157.59, a saving of $112.41! Your pet’s wellness exam and…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Leah

Leah is originally from Georgia, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Alabama University. Leah is currently in her fourth year studying the doctor of veterinary medicine program at The University of Georgia. Leah has always been interested in animals but she, and her sister, suffer from allergies.  After discovering the benefits of allergy medicine, Leah and her sister committed to pursuing careers in animal medicine. “Were definitely an animal loving family, says Leah. Her entire family has pets including…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kaitlin

Kaitlin is originally from West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, where she majored in animal and nutritional sciences.  She is currently in her fourth year studying veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University. Kaitlin became interested in animal medicine after an undergraduate career assessment determined that Veterinary medicine would be a potential career for her to pursue. She then went on to volunteer at local animal hospitals and spent time as an Animal Care Intern at the…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Elizabeth

Elizabeth is originally from the small town of Conyers, Georgia. She was exposed to animals at a young age by her grandfather who owned horses. Elizabeth knew she wanted to become a vet since the age of 9. She began working with animals throughout middle school and high school in an agriculture club, where she was inspired to continue with a career in animal care. Elizabeth is currently in her fourth year at Mississippi State University before vet school she…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kimberly

Kimberly is from Atlanta, GA. Currently she studies at Purdue University in Indiana. She has been working in the animal care industry since she was 16. However, as a child Kimberly was scared of all animals. “People that knew me as a child would never had thought that this is where Id be today.” She said. It was not until she got her first dog, a Dachshund named Brownie, that she began her work at a local vet clinic. She…

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Pet of the Month – February 2018

Meet Luka, He is a Maltese / Poodle mix and still a puppy at 5 months old. This little pup has some piercing greenish-gray eyes. Luka is smart and funny. He loves kisses, cuddling, and sleeping on any available chest. He passes his spare time watching the Disney channel and he loves all treats, especially Japanese sweet potatoes. “Because of him, our home is filled with much more love and more love to give!”  – said Stephanie. (Luka’s Mother) Congratulations…

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Canine Influenza

The canine flu season is upon us! H3N8 and H2N2 are two highly contagious strains of the dog flu. The syndromes in these strains can vary from mild to severe, which can lead to respiratory infection and other medical complication. Seek vet care if your animal appears to have a runny nose, cough, or loss of appetite. Luckily there is a vaccination for both strands, but this is not treatment only a preventative action. Don’t forget to get your pet…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sam

Sam is from New Jersey but has lived in Manhattan, North Carolina, and Florida. He is currently studying his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Louisiana State University, and will be graduating this year. Sam found he wanted to pursue a career in animal care during a family trip to Yellowstone National Park. During his visit he met the Yellowstone Park Wild Life Veterinarian, and that inspired a lifelong love of wildlife. Las Vegas has always been a place of interest…

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5051 W. Craig Road Las Vegas, NV 89130

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