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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Alison

Meet Alison, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from New Orleans, Louisiana, Alison knew she wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was 5-years-old. After graduating high school, she enrolled in the Pre-Veterinarian program at Louisiana State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science and is currently a fourth-year student at LSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine. During her undergrad, Alison volunteered at a cat rescue in Baton Rouge and was a Student Ambassador for…

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Pet of the Month – February 2020

Meet Bella – an adorable Border Collie mix who’s also a patient of Dr. Whitcraft’s! According to her owner, Bella loves to run around and tear into her stuffed animals. She was adopted at 6-weeks-old and has been coming to Craig Road Animal Hospital ever since! Thanks to Bella’s mom for nominating her as Pet of the Month! 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.…

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Pet Dental Special 2020

AS OF JULY 1, 2020 — THIS PROMOTION HAS NOW ENDED! Don’t miss out on our 2020 Dental Special starting February 1st, 2020! Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health! Dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year to check for early signs of dental disease. In honor of Dental Season, cleanings have been reduced to $157! But Craig…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Rachel

Meet Rachel, our newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital!   Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, Rachel knew until she was about 8-years-old that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She would put bandages on her stuffed animals, and later developed an interest in science throughout her school years. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Molecular Genetics at Ohio State University, Rachel realized the research aspects weren’t for her.   “So you’re in a basement most of the time, at…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Marybeth

Marybeth is the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Eastern Pennsylvania, Marybeth considered a career in zoology, but ultimately changed her mind when she realized there weren’t many job opportunities. She then entered Wilson College in her home state to study Veterinary Medical Technology, a little unsure of her next career steps. To her surprise, she loved the program! “I loved drawing blood, I loved the science part of it, and then after I was a…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Tiffany

Meet Tiffany, our new extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Born in Fort Lauderdale, Tiffany grew up in Barbados and knew from a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. Tiffany said she has always wanted to help animals and has been interested in the medical field, and science since she was a little girl. “When I had time to decide my life, I was like, ‘I’ll stay in sciences and I’ll do a technician degree first,’” Tiffany said.…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Leah

Meet Leah, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from the City of Brotherly Love, Leah always knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up, she volunteered at various vet clinics in the Philadelphia area, shadowing doctors and learning about animal medicine. Currently, Leah is a third-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student at the University of Missouri and has volunteered at two more veterinary clinics while at Mizzou. “I really enjoy getting the hands-on experience,” she…

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No Needles Necessary: Using the FreeStyle Libre Monitoring System for Diabetic Pets

Dr. Tiffany Major is an associate veterinarian of Craig Road Animal Hospital, located in northwest Las Vegas. She discusses how owners of diabetic pets can better monitor their blood sugar levels with the FreeStyle Libre Monitoring System. By Tiffany Major, DVM If you care for a diabetic dog or cat, you know this disease can be challenging to manage. Most diabetic pets need insulin injections twice daily, but their blood glucose (sugar) levels and insulin needs can change depending on…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Meghan

Meghan is a globe-trotting, third-year student at Ross University on St. Kitts in the Caribbean. Originally from County Kildare in Ireland, Meghan said she grew up on a farm and has always been surrounded by animals. She knew she always wanted to be a veterinarian and is the first in her family to pursue animal medicine. Meghan relocated to Redlands, California, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Redlands University. “I’ve been all over the place,”…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Molly

Molly is currently a fourth-year student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Having been a life-long animal lover, as well as a lover of medicine, Molly knew she always wanted to be a veterinarian. She gained hands-on experience while working at a rural animal clinic in South Carolina, but she is originally from North Carolina. Molly graduated from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in biology. During her time at UNC, Molly participated in sea…

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