CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kristy

Kristy joins Craig Road Animal Hospital as our newest D.V.M. extern. Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana she obtained her bachelor’s degree in biology at The University of Louisiana. She’s currently in her fourth year studying to become a doctor of veterinary medicine. Kristy knew in high school that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She began working at a veterinary hospital learning and assisting with the animals. When she isn’t studying, Kristy enjoys sailing and spending time with her pets,…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Leah

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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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Kaitlin

Kaitlin is originally from West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, where she majored in animal and nutritional sciences.  She is currently in her fourth year studying veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University. Kaitlin became interested in animal medicine after an undergraduate career assessment determined that Veterinary medicine would be a potential career for her to pursue. She then went on to volunteer at local animal hospitals and spent time as an Animal Care Intern at the…

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CRAIG ROAD ANIMAL HOSPITAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM: Elizabeth

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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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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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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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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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kassi

We would like to welcome Kassi, our newest D.V.M. Extern, to Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Kassi always felt a connection and sense of belonging when it came to the health and welfare of animals. Kassi attended Pennsylvania State University for her animal sciences degree, but her interest in Veterinary Medicine didn’t stop there. Her desire to explore lab animal medicine led her to an externship in Houston at the University of Texas’s Health Science Center…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Austin

Austin started caring for a variety of animals at a young age, helping out on his father’s boarding house for horses. Whether it was binding an injured foot or feeding any of the cows, chickens, or sheep on his family property, there was always something to do. As he got older, his love for education and animal communication grew. “People learn more about themselves through their animals,” Austin said. “Being able to share that knowledge with others is all I…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital externship program: Megan

Megan is a Las Vegas local who is studying Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. She was brought back to Las Vegas through Craig Road Animal Hospital’s externship program where she will be getting hands on experience on what it is like to work at a veterinary practice. “I am definitely interested in pursuing a residency in small animal internal medicine,” Megan said. “I’ve always wanted to help animals and the more experience I get, the more…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Samantha

Samantha has always loved animals but it was her experiences in high school that led her to pursue a career with them. “I volunteered at a shelter when I was a senior,” Samantha said. “Then volunteering turned into schooling, which turned into internships, so here I am.” The third year student attends the University of Missouri’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has turned her hobby into a passion. “Veterinary medicine is the perfect mix of science and mystery,” she said.…

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