Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Katelyn

Say “hello” to Katelyn, the newest extern to join the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Katelyn is from Utica, Kentucky, and had several dogs and cats growing up. Katelyn said she initially wanted to be a paleontologist when she was younger but changed her mind when she found out that movies like “Jurrasic Park” were fiction. She still had a passion for science, so Katelyn shifted her focus to animal medicine. She’s worked at veterinary clinics in her hometown…

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Pet of the Month – November 2020

Our Pet of the Month for November is Gremlin – a runt of the litter who has overcome many obstacles before finding his forever home. According to Gremlin’s owner, he was born into deplorable conditions. Aside from being the runt of the litter, Gremlin also had worms, ear mites, ringworm, and was found abandoned in a cardboard box. “As if that wasn’t bad enough, the foster home he was placed into had eight other cats and he constantly had to fight…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Karissa

Meet Karissa, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Karissa is a born-and-raised Las Vegas native. Growing up, her family was friends with Dr. Bullard while he was at Lone Mountain Animal Hospital, and was someone Karissa looked up to. “We had dogs that had weird diseases that I got interested in and it just clicked one day for me,” she said. Karissa said she’s always was interested in science and originally thought of going into human medicine, specifically…

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Reopening Craig Road Animal Hospital

Craig Road Animal Hospital has reopened its doors to a limited number of clients. While inside the building, we ask clients to please follow to all social distancing guidelines and wear a mask at all times. Curbside service will continue to be an option as well. Any client who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to wait in their car. Watch our video below to learn more about what steps we are taking to keep clients and our staff…

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Veterinary Technician Week 2020

Licensed Veterinary Technicians play a key role in the day-to-day functions of an animal hospital. National Veterinary Technician Week, which runs from October 11 to October 17, provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. At Craig Road Animal Hospital, we value our veterinary technicians every day of the year and thank them for all they do. We spoke to not only our veterinary technicians, but our veterinary assistants, customer service reps, and exam room assistants at Craig Road Animal…

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Pet of the Month – October 2020

Our Pet of the Month for October is Obi, an adorable guy with a big heart who loves everyone! According to Obi’s owner, he’s more on the mellow side, but still has puppy-levels of enthusiasm for life and silly antics. “He loves everyone and shows it,” Obi’s owner said. “I laugh at his silly antics!” If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the Month, please use the form here or email us at info@craigrd.com. Don’t forget to include…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Meet Megan, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Megan grew up near Kenosha, Wisconsin, and had a love for animals since she was a toddler. She said that when her childhood dog had puppies, she refused to leave the birthing box, and had a habit of catching other animals and bringing them home as new pets. “I figured if I caught it, it was mine,” Megan said. “I brought a baby goose home one time when I was…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Karrington

Say “hello” to Karrington, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Karrington is a 4th-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts and is finishing her clinical year at Colorado State University. She grew up in Tennessee, right between Memphis and Nashville, and knew she wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a young girl. “As a kid I always really loved animals, and as I got older, I started shadowing veterinarians at different animal hospitals, and it…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Heather

Introducing Heather, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Heather is currently a 4th-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts, an island located in the Caribbean. Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Heather said she knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian but really made up her mind once she reached high school. “I had shadowed a veterinarian and I was like, ‘Okay, I really don’t see myself doing anything else,’” she…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Nicole

Meet Nicole, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from Apple Valley in Southern California, Nicole knew from an early age she wanted to become a veterinarian. She volunteered at a local, small animal clinic in her hometown in high school, and was also a veterinary assistant and receptionist for the same clinic after she graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. After working in Apple Valley for about two years, Nicole…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sarah

Introducing Sarah, the newest extern to join the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Sarah grew up just outside of the Philadelphia area. She is currently a fourth-year student at Ross University, located on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and is finishing her clinical year at Colorado State University. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama. Having grown up around horses, Sarah knew from a young age she wanted to be…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Meet the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital, Megan! Megan is currently a fourth-year student at Colorado State University and will graduate in 2021; she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State University. She grew up mostly in Reno, but Megan said she’s “been all over the place.” She said she wanted to become a veterinarian to help preserve the animal-human bond. “I really just think that it’s so unique and so special, we really…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jernea

Say “hello” to Jernea, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! A native of San Diego, California, Jernea is a fourth-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts and Nevis, located in the Caribbean. Jernea said she knew she wanted to work with animals from the time she was in kindergarten. She graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s in Biology. After graduating, Jernea applied to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University. While living…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sienna

Meet Sienna, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! A Las Vegas native, Sienna is currently a fourth-year Veterinary student at Colorado State University [CSU]. Sienna said she’s wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a young girl. She received her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Davis [UC Davis] with the intention of going to veterinary school. While at Colorado State, Sienna worked at various shelters and researched improving the lives of shelter animals. “We do a…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephanie

Say “hello” to Stephanie, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! She grew up in various communities around Colorado, including Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Originally, Stephanie didn’t decide to become a veterinarian until her late 20s. She had been working as an officer in the Air Force but felt it was time for a career change. Stephanie attended the University of Portland in Oregon, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She went on to attend…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Lindsey

Meet Lindsey, one of the newest externs here at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Virginia Beach, VA, Lindsey said for as long as she can remember, she’s wanted to be a veterinarian. “There’s a picture of me in the first grade at the ‘Student of the Month’ board, and it said, ‘What do you wanna be when you grow up?’ and I wrote down a veterinarian,” she said. “I haven’t really considered anything else!” Lindsey attended Virginia Polytechnic…

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Pet Safety During July 4th

With Independence Day right around the corner, it’s important to remember to keep our furry friends safe and calm as the fireworks go off. More pets are reported missing on July 4th and 5th than any other time of the year, so it’s important to know what tips and tricks to use to keep our pets feeling safe and sound:  

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The Dangers of Foxtails

This pesky weed, which pops up during the warm, summer months on the West Coast of the U.S., has been known to become embedded in dogs’ paws, between the toes, ears, eyes, and mouth. To read more about foxtails and what you can do to help protect your pet, check out Dr. Whitcraft’s article.

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Pet of the Month – June 2020

Our pet of the month for June is Lady! She’s an adorable little pup who’s the latest addition to her owner’s family. According to Lady’s owner, this sweet little gal was named after the character in “Lady and the Tramp” since the owner is a huge Disney fan! “We figured since we were going to be quarantined, it would be the best time to train a new pup!” Lady’s owner said. “She has been so spoiled and given so much…

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