Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Lindsey

Meet Lindsey, one of the newest externs here at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Growing up in Virginia Beach, VA, Lindsey said for as long as she can remember, she’s wanted to be a veterinarian. “There’s a picture of me in the first grade at the ‘Student of the Month’ board, and it said, ‘What do you wanna be when you grow up?’ and I wrote down a veterinarian,” she said. “I haven’t really considered anything else!” Lindsey attended Virginia Polytechnic…

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Pet of the Month – July 2020

Our pet of the month for July is Lobo – a handsome Dutch Shepherd who’s excited to do everything! According to his owner, Lobo came to Craig Road Animal Hospital a couple of weeks ago for his shots and to get microchipped. He was a good boy the entire time and didn’t whine or cry, despite Mom and Dad waiting out in the car for him. “A big thank you to the staff for taking care of our sweet Lobo!”…

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Covered Parking at Craig Road Animal Hospital

As the Las Vegas Valley continues heating up this summer, we’ve installed tents in our parking lot to help keep things cool while you and your pet wait during curbside service. The covered parking spots are numbered, so let us know which spot you’re parked in when you arrive. Take a look at our gallery for more. Thank you!

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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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Pet of the Month – April 2020

Our Pet of the Month for April 2020 is Starfire — an adorable 4-month-old kitty who had a rough start at life. According to her owner, Starfire and her siblings were found abandoned in a cardboard box and were sent to a local adoption agency where the cats were fostered out. Starfire’s owner adopted her and her brother Gremlin when they were 12-weeks-old. “I fell in love with her the moment I saw her sweet face,” her owner said. “I…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Kimi

Meet Kimi, a Las Vegas native, and the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! After graduating high school, Kimi went on to attend Boston University where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Initially, Kimi wanted to go into the medical field but hadn’t considered animal medicine until her second year of college. She shadowed her uncle who owns a veterinarian clinic in California and decided that was what she wanted to do. “I was around health care, and I…

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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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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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“Calling Dr. Murphy” Part III

Craig Road Animal Hospital’s very own Marketing Manager Tianna Winters shadowed Dr. Shane Murphy during one of his shifts to get a feel of how the hospital runs and its culture. Below is the final addition of her personal account of what it’s like to be a veterinarian in North West Las Vegas. You can catch up here for the first article or here for the second! 7:15 p.m. I meet Dr. Murphy in the doctor’s office where he is…

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What Can I Do About My Dog’s Barking? Part Two

Dr. Doris Calloway of Craig Road Animal Hospital in North West Las Vegas in the second part of a two part article discusses excessive barking due to separation anxiety. Part one on general tactics to help when your dog barks more that you think they should can be found here.     By Doris Calloway, DVM Dogs that are barking due to separation anxiety are usually dogs that don’t start their barking until you leave the house. They will often…

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Pet of the Month April 2014

Nicky is a 3 month old German Shepherd. He is a sweetheart and recently got neutered at Craig Road Animal Hospital. He loves playing with his rope – it’s his favorite toy. He also enjoys going for walks and rides in the car. Nicky is a very loving and playful pup who is learning new things everyday! Nicky is our Pet of the month for April 2014. If you would like to submit your pet for Pet of the Month…

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