Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Rachel

Rachel was born and raised in Starkville, Mississippi.  She attended Mississippi State University for her undergrad, with a major in animal and dairy science.  Rachel realized that she wanted to become a veterinarian while in her first year of college, as she loves both animals and science.  She is currently in her fourth year at Mississippi State University, getting her doctorate in veterinary medicine. Rachel became interested in Craig Road Animal Hospital after meeting a previous extern that had a…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Taylor

Taylor was born and raised in Richmond, Kentucky.  Growing up, she had numerous pets, including dogs, cats, turtles, frogs, and a horse named Daisy.  Taylor knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of seven, when she rehabilitated a bird in her backyard.  She attended Morehead State University in Kentucky for her undergrad, with a major in veterinary science.  Taylor is currently in her fourth year at The Royal Veterinary College in London, United Kingdom, getting her doctorate…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Katelyn

Katelyn was born and raised in Ragley, south-west Louisiana. She attended McNeese State University for her undergrad, with a major in biology. Katelyn always wanted to work in animal care since she found out she could be a doctor for animals. Her Aunt is a veterinarian so she was exposed to the profession at a young age. Katelyn finds great satisfaction in the diagnosing of a patient. Her goal is to do her part in strengthening the bond between humans…

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Wellness Special!

This special has now ended. Proactive, not reactive.- Junior and Senior Pet wellness. For dogs and cats, the symptoms of illness and aging are not always visible. For our pet’s general well-being and to improve their life and life expectancy we’d like to make sure that your pet looks as good inside as outside Bring your Pet in! For Junior pets, bring in your dog or cat for a physical exam, urinalysis, and major organ blood work screening. We will…

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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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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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Canine & Feline Acupuncture Therapy in Las Vegas

Veterinarian Dr. Erica Monaco of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses the benefits of acupuncture therapy in cats and dogs. By: Erica F. Monaco DVM MSPH cVMA Acupuncture is a technique that allows the practitioner to interface with the nervous system and tap into the body’s own mechanisms for modulating pain perception, inflammation, endocrine and metabolic functions as well as healing. This complementary therapy is used to treat pain and other conditions in humans and animals. We…

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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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Pet of The Month-June

Griffin is a two-year-old Blue Brindle French Bulldog with a playful and loving personality. What makes Griffin unique is his soft caramel brindle color on his blue coat. Owner Brianna, says “He gets along with all dogs and just always wants to play.” He’s had a few obstacles dealing with his health but that hasn’t stopped him from just being a puppy. “Griffin has had everything from vaccinations, neuter, soft palate surgery, and stenotic nares surgery. He is currently getting…

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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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