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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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Pet of the Month – May 2020

Our pet of the month for May 2020 is Alina, an adorable gal who’s been with her owner for almost a decade! Alina has kept her owner company through seven of her owner’s surgeries, and is quite a loyal pup! Because Alina is an older dog, she is starting to develop some health problems, including diabetes and cataracts, but Alina’s owner said she still loves her dog no matter what. How sweet! “We are hoping she’s a candidate for surgery…

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Pet of the Month – April 2020

Our Pet of the Month for April 2020 is Starfire — an adorable 4-month-old kitty who had a rough start at life. According to her owner, Starfire and her siblings were found abandoned in a cardboard box and were sent to a local adoption agency where the cats were fostered out. Starfire’s owner adopted her and her brother Gremlin when they were 12-weeks-old. “I fell in love with her the moment I saw her sweet face,” her owner said. “I…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kimi

Meet Kimi, a Las Vegas native, and the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! After graduating high school, Kimi went on to attend Boston University where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Initially, Kimi wanted to go into the medical field but hadn’t considered animal medicine until her second year of college. She shadowed her uncle who owns a veterinarian clinic in California and decided that was what she wanted to do. “I was around health care, and I…

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You, Your Pet, and COVID-19

Last update 5/14/20 As of 5/15/20 we are returning our hours to opening at 6AM and closing at 8PM, seven days a week. Our boarding is now open and our grooming service will restart as of 5/18/20. We are still serving all clients curbside at the moment. We truly do appreciate all the support and patience that our clients have shown as we try to keep everyone safe while still being after to look after your pets. A pug has tested…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Lindsay

Introducing Lindsay, one of the newest externs at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Lindsay is from Fairhope, Alabama and knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She eventually changed her mind and decided to go to medical school. Lindsay graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s in Human Nutrition. She also studied for the MCAT and worked at a hospice, but ultimately decided that she wanted to work in animal medicine. “I was like, ‘This…

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