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 I’d 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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Christian

Christian was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is studying at Louisiana State University for his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He has taken interest in soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. His goal is to become a board-certified surgeon. Christian was raised in a family of animal lovers. He grew up with several pets including; dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, and gerbils. At a young age of eleven, he found a natural love in caring for animals, and helping…

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Itchy Pets- Allergies in Cats & Dogs

Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Koenitzer of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses causes, symptoms, and treatment of allergies in cats and dogs.  Allergies, or an allergic reaction, is the body’s immune system over reacting to something it comes into contact with. Allergies are incurable. To treat allergies, it is only possible to manage the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Types of allergies in dogs and cats include food, environmental, flea contact, and allergic reactions to drugs.  Due to…

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Stress, Anxiety, Fireworks, & the Fourth of July

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas explains why dogs fear fireworks and a variety of ways to get them safely through the Fourth of July holiday. By: Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M.  The Fourth of July is an undeniably stressful holiday for dogs, as the sight and sound of fireworks erupting throughout the day and well into the night can be terrifying for your pet.  Fear of loud noises is a natural response for…

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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 integrate…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Andrea

Craig Road Animal Hospital welcomes Andrea, our newest D.V.M. extern. Andrea comes to us from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Andrea’s love for animal’s dates to her childhood. Growing up she owned two golden retrievers, rabbits and various birds. She loved working with animals so much that she volunteered with the humane society at the age of ten. “Ever since I was a little girl I’ve always loved animals and when I realized that I could be both a doctor and…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Rikki

Rikki joins the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital as part of our extern program. Currently, Rikki is pursuing her D.V.M. degree at Colorado State but her journey to becoming a veterinarian started here in her hometown of Las Vegas, NV. At first, Rikki was torn between caring for humans or animals, “I was really interested in the science of medicine, but when I was shadowing doctors in hospitals it never really clicked with me that this is what I…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Elsbeth

We’re excited to introduce Elspeth, our newest D.V.M. extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! In her hometown of Tallahassee, Florida, Elspeth always had a love for animals, she says, “When I think about why I went into this profession, I just thought to myself ‘What made me happy as a kid?’, right away I knew the answer to that question was animals.” But Elspeth’s story doesn’t begin with animal welfare. In fact, she attended Williams College in Massachusetts pursuing a…

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Preparing Las Vegas For Canine Influenza

Veterinarian Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M. of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas talks Canine Influenza.  By: Kurt Mychajlonka D.V.M.  With the continuing dog flu outbreak in multiple states, dog owners are concerned about what they can do to mitigate the risk posed to their pets. To date, over two thousand dogs have become sick with the highly contagious Canine Influenza virus and at least six have died. Currently there are two known strains of canine influenza, also known…

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National Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. Like most diseases, the earlier it is detected and treated, the better chances of a positive outcome. Here’s an infographic we’ve put together of the things every pet owner should know.

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Belts, Gravel, & Other Appetizing Things

Nalu, a Labrador Retriever Mix, 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, “Sometimes…

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How To Clean A Dog’s Ears

Cleaning a dog’s ears at home is fairly simple as long as the ears are not infected or damaged. Ensure proper ear care for your loyal companion by watching our How-To Video with Dr. Tampira!

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jennifer

It’s our pleasure to introduce the newest DVM extern at Craig Road, Jennifer! Growing up in Boca Raton, Florida, Jennifer knew at an early age what it meant to take care of our four legged friends. “Whether it’s now or when I was a kid, the welfare of other animals is something that I’ve always been interested in.” After researching the profession, Veterinary medicine offered Jennifer a challenge that she couldn’t refuse. During her time at Craig Road, Jennifer looks…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Morgan

We’re excited to introduce Morgan, our newest DVM extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up as an only child in Syracuse, New York, Morgan spent most of her time with animals while her parents worked. Knowing that the experience would either make or break it for her, she started her veterinary career working at a veterinary clinic back in high school. Fortunately for Morgan, the challenge offered by Veterinary medicine was very appealing. “That’s when I realized how much…

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Student Extern Program

Craig Road Animal Hospital has an extern program for currently enrolled 3rd and 4th year veterinary medical students. Craig Road Animal Hospital is a large multi – doctor, AAHA accredited, practice located in Northwest Las Vegas that provides high-quality veterinary care for dogs and cats with a focus on customer service. On-site housing and a weekly stipend are part of our program in addition to professional mentoring and working in a busy, progressive hospital. Additional opportunities to work with specialists…

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