Jernea Bustria, D.V.M.

Welcome to our newest doctor, Dr. Bustria! Jernea Bustria, DVM, was born into a military family in Japan, and moved to San Diego at the age of three. Her deep affection for her family poodle, Cruiser, ignited a passion for animal care at a young age. She knew since elementary school that working with animals was what she wanted to do for her career. As she grew older, she dedicated much of her time to volunteering, serving as an adoption…

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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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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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Dogs and Grapes Don’t Mix

 Dr. Larkin explains the reason your dog cannot eat grapes, and the difference between a toxic presence in the fruit as opposed to a dog’s allergic immune response. By Emilee Larkin, DVM Dogs will eat anything! This is common knowledge to anyone who has ever owned a dog. Although humans find fruit nutritious and healthy, the same cannot always be said for your dog. Even some of the most common household fruits can be toxic to our pets. The toxicity…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephani

Meet Stephani our latest DVM Extern, A Las Vegas native born and raised Stephani is in her final year at Midwestern University for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Stephani’s choice to enter the field of animal medicine was encouraged by her mother; “You can be a doctor for these animals.”, are the words she remembers as a child that inspired her to pursue this career. Stephani chose to extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital after viewing some other animal hospitals…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Paige

  Meet Our new DVM Extern, Paige! Paige is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Animal Veterinary Science at Clemson University, and is currently attending her final year at the University of Georgia, for a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Paige grew up around many animals. With over ten animals at home it was natural, in retrospect, for her to become a veterinarian. She began her career in animal care working for the local zoo, and…

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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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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: Jennifer

By: Regina Toney We’re excited to introduce Jennifer, our latest D.V.M extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital. Growing up in Sacramento, California, Jennifer had a wide variety of pets, including birds, bunnies, rats, fish, cats, and dogs. “I’ve always wanted to be a vet, I took a nontraditional route experimenting with engineering but ultimately I came back to my love of animals.” Jennifer completed her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology at The University of California, Davis. Jennifer is currently attending…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kimberly

  By: Regina Toney Kimberly joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as a participant in our externship program. She attended The University of Rhode Island where she received her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, she is currently pursuing her D.V.M. at Mississippi State University. It was in her preschool class, at three-years-old, that she decided that she wanted to be a Veterinarian. “I really like medicine, the study of science and the body, but I really want to work with animals…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Hayden

Hayden learned about our D.V.M. externship program through The AVMA externship website. Attracted by the size and setting of the hospital he decided to apply.  “I thought the location was interesting, I’ve never been to Vegas and I’ve never seen a hospital this big,” he says. Kaden is from Lincoln Nebraska, he attended The University of Nebraska to obtain his bachelor’s degree in biology. Initially, he was torn between human and animal medicine but after working at an animal clinic…

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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: Mike

  By: Regina Toney Mike was drawn to Animal Medicine in high school through his love of animals, math, and science.Toward the end of High school, he began shadowing at local clinics. “I think I always knew that I would end up doing something with animals, “he says, “I loved shadowing and I knew then that this was what I wanted to do.” Mike comes to Craig Road Animal Hospital from Darion, Illinois. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in biology at…

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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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Helping a long Time client- Pets for adoption

Due to an unforeseeable set of circumstances, one of our long-time clients is unable to keep their two dogs and one cat and asked Craig Road Animal Hospital if we could help. All three pets are currently being fostered have been patients of ours for all of their lives. If you are interested in adopting one of them, please call our office at 702 645 0331 to set up an appointment.       Thank you for checking out these pets,…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Naz

  Craig Road Animal Hospital Welcomes Naz, our latest D.V.M. Extern. Naz joins us from Los Angeles California where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in women studies at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. She’s currently entering her third year of school at Virginia Tech pursuing her Doctorate of veterinary medicine. Naz hasn’t always wanted to work with animals, it wasn’t until later in life that she made the decision to pursue a career in animal medicine.” Naz has…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Extern Program: Rachel

Meet our D.V.M. Extern, Rachel! Rachel’s currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts, she learned about our DVM externship program through a Ross Alumni and decided to apply. Rachel is expected to graduate with her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine this upcoming September. Originally from Odessa Florida, Rachel has known that she wanted to become a vet since she was six-years-old. She says, “It was always something that I wanted, definitely”. Her interests…

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