Veterinary Technician Week 2020

Licensed Veterinary Technicians play a key role in the day-to-day functions of an animal hospital. National Veterinary Technician Week, which runs from October 11 to October 17, provides an opportunity to recognize veterinary technicians’ contributions. At Craig Road Animal Hospital, we value our veterinary technicians every day of the year and thank them for all they do. We spoke to not only our veterinary technicians, but our veterinary assistants, customer service reps, and exam room assistants at Craig Road Animal…

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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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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: 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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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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Pet of the Month – December 2019

Meet Flash, or as the band, Queen put it – Savior of the Universe! Maybe he’ll save every one of us, too! He may be only 7-months-old, but Flash has a big personality! His owner describes him as sassy, smart, full of love and maybe a little vain “because he’s so handsome.” Flash’s owner often catches him staring at his reflection in the mirror. But when you’re as handsome as Flash is, that’s to be expected. This Corgi is also…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Caroline

Caroline is from Gaithersburg Maryland. She decided she wanted to come a veterinarian in 8th grade when she started to volunteer for a horse rescue called Days End Farm. She received her bachelor’s from, and in currently in her fourth year of vet school at, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University – more commonly known as Virginia Tech. Caroline is particularly interested in surgery and is excited about being able to work with multiple different doctors. In her spare time,…

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Pet of The Month- February 2019

Meet Lucy! Lucy is an 11-year-old, Italian Greyhound and Jack Russell Terrier mix.  She is described by her owner as ‘extremely special’ and ‘very intelligent’, as she was a gift from a ‘special someone’ and responds to both Spanish and English.  Lucy enjoys going for car rides, living-room parkour, and hanging out with her best friend, P-Nut.  And in keeping with true Valentine’s spirit- spending time with her ‘boyfriend’ Rex. According to her owner, Lucy was so scared when they…

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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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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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Welcome Our New Weekend & Evening Groomer

Please join us in welcoming a new member of the Craig Road team: our new groomer Rebecca! Her addition to Craig Road means that we will now be offering grooming during the evenings and on weekends. Rebecca has multiple years of experience grooming dogs & cats of all sizes and understands how to discern the specific grooming needs of each pet. We are currently accepting appointments for Rebecca for this week and over the weekend. Rebecca will be working alongside…

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