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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Karissa

Meet Karissa, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Karissa is a born-and-raised Las Vegas native. Growing up, her family was friends with Dr. Bullard while he was at Lone Mountain Animal Hospital, and was someone Karissa looked up to. “We had dogs that had weird diseases that I got interested in and it just clicked one day for me,” she said. Karissa said she’s always was interested in science and originally thought of going into human medicine, specifically…

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Reopening Craig Road Animal Hospital

Craig Road Animal Hospital has reopened its doors to a limited number of clients. While inside the building, we ask clients to please follow to all social distancing guidelines and wear a mask at all times. Curbside service will continue to be an option as well. Any client who exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 will be asked to wait in their car. Watch our video below to learn more about what steps we are taking to keep clients and our staff…

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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Meet Megan, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Megan grew up near Kenosha, Wisconsin, and had a love for animals since she was a toddler. She said that when her childhood dog had puppies, she refused to leave the birthing box, and had a habit of catching other animals and bringing them home as new pets. “I figured if I caught it, it was mine,” Megan said. “I brought a baby goose home one time when I was…

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Pet of the Month – September 2020

Our pet of the month for September is Rosie, a silly, lovable gal who has brought so much support in her owner’s life. Although she has a tendency to bark and play with her food before eating, Rosie is an Emotional Support Animal to her owner and her owner’s son. Rosie and her owner’s son became fast friends after Rosie was rescued three years ago. “Possibly because she helped detected a heart issue with him,” the owner said. She also…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Nicole

Meet Nicole, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Hailing from Apple Valley in Southern California, Nicole knew from an early age she wanted to become a veterinarian. She volunteered at a local, small animal clinic in her hometown in high school, and was also a veterinary assistant and receptionist for the same clinic after she graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor’s in Animal Science. After working in Apple Valley for about two years, Nicole…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sarah

Introducing Sarah, the newest extern to join the team at Craig Road Animal Hospital! Sarah grew up just outside of the Philadelphia area. She is currently a fourth-year student at Ross University, located on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean, and is finishing her clinical year at Colorado State University. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Alabama. Having grown up around horses, Sarah knew from a young age she wanted to be…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Megan

Meet the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital, Megan! Megan is currently a fourth-year student at Colorado State University and will graduate in 2021; she obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Ohio State University. She grew up mostly in Reno, but Megan said she’s “been all over the place.” She said she wanted to become a veterinarian to help preserve the animal-human bond. “I really just think that it’s so unique and so special, we really…

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Pet of the Month – August 2020

Our pet of the month for August is Scooter, an adorable kitty who is full of energy! According to Scooter’s owner, she had to recently get her eye removed, but that hasn’t changed Scooter’s playful and loving personality. “She is so sweet and fun but can be mischievous at times, too,” her owner said. “Scooter is full of energy and loves to attack your feet as you walk!” Scooter sounds like a normal, happy kitten to us! If you would…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Jernea

Say “hello” to Jernea, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! A native of San Diego, California, Jernea is a fourth-year student at Ross University in St. Kitts and Nevis, located in the Caribbean. Jernea said she knew she wanted to work with animals from the time she was in kindergarten. She graduated from California State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s in Biology. After graduating, Jernea applied to the School of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University. While living…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Sienna

Meet Sienna, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! A Las Vegas native, Sienna is currently a fourth-year Veterinary student at Colorado State University [CSU]. Sienna said she’s wanted to become a veterinarian since she was a young girl. She received her Bachelor’s from the University of California, Davis [UC Davis] with the intention of going to veterinary school. While at Colorado State, Sienna worked at various shelters and researched improving the lives of shelter animals. “We do a…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Stephanie

Say “hello” to Stephanie, the newest extern at Craig Road Animal Hospital! She grew up in various communities around Colorado, including Fort Collins and Colorado Springs. Originally, Stephanie didn’t decide to become a veterinarian until her late 20s. She had been working as an officer in the Air Force but felt it was time for a career change. Stephanie attended the University of Portland in Oregon, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She went on to attend…

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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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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: 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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