Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Katelyn

Katelyn was born and raised in Ragley, south-west Louisiana. She attended McNeese State University for her undergrad, with a major in biology. Katelyn always wanted to work in animal care since she found out she could be a doctor for animals. Her Aunt is a veterinarian so she was exposed to the profession at a young age. Katelyn finds great satisfaction in the diagnosing of a patient. Her goal is to do her part in strengthening the bond between humans…

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Construction Update on Craig Road

We are pleased to report that we believe the road work between Decatur Blvd. and Craig Road has now finished. You can now take the usual route to Craig Road Animal Hospital by turning into our parking lot from either direction on Craig Road. Thank you for bearing with us while the construction has been taking place.

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Welcome Lucas Budden, D.V.M.

We would like to welcome Dr. Lucas Budden new associate veterinarian to Craig Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Budden is from the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. He attended his undergrad at The University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign for a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Sciences. He then attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine for his doctorate. Dr. Budden has always been drawn to animals. He is fascinated with the diversity of animals throughout the world, and…

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Welcome Celia Galante DVM

We would like to welcome Dr. Celia Galante as a now associate veterinarian to Craig Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Galante was raised in St Louis, IL. She attended Arizona State University for her Bachelors in Biological Science. She then attended University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Galanti had a love for animals since the age of five. She would bring all types of wildlife home to her parents whenever she had the…

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Welcome Kimberly Lutz DVM

We would like to welcome Dr. Kimberly Lutz now associate veterinarian to Craig Road Animal Hospital. Dr. Lutz grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Purdue University and majored in Animal Science for her undergraduate degree. She stayed at Purdue University and attended the College of Veterinary Medicine for her doctorate. Dr. Lutz spent most of her childhood terrified of animals. At the age of twelve her family adopted a dachshund puppy, she instantly formed a bond and became his…

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New Hours of Operation

In order to provide the best possible service to our clients and patients, and due to our excellent working relationship with the North Rainbow Veterinary Emergency Hospital, Craig Road Animal Hospital is making some changes to how we do things. As of the 1st of July, we will be closing our doors at 8PM, instead of 10PM; however, we are expanding our coverage from 6AM to accommodate appointments as well as surgery check-ins. Craig Road Animal Hospital will continue to…

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9 Lousy Facts

At Craig Road Animal Hospital, we have seen an unusually high number of dog lice cases in recent weeks. We thought some information about this parasite might be useful. 

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Ruth

Meet our new DVM Extern Ruth, Ruth was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Atkinson, New Hampshire when she was five. She currently attends University College Dublin in Ireland for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her career path was decided at a young age. Her father was a new graduate DVM when he opened his own practice in Atkinson, New Hampshire where he introduced her to the veterinary profession. He let Ruth sit through many surgeries. She was…

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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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Pet of the Month – April 2018

Meet Eve! Eve was born with a kind and social personality. It is hard to resist her curious nature and beautiful tortoiseshell fur coat. Since the untimely passing of her elder sister she has upheld the kind and loving values instilled by her sibling. Eve now has a new little sister to carry on the unconditional love that was given to her. Eve’s favorite things in the world are cheese and playtime. Her owner says she is always up for…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5051 W. Craig Road Las Vegas, NV 89130
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Saturday and Sunday: 7am - 6pm


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• After 8PM emergency care provided by Veterinary Emergency Critical Care
• On-site staffed 24/7/365
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