Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Yen

Yen was born into a pet-less home in Cleveland, Ohio.  However, this did not stop her from trying to hatch chickens from store-bought eggs, or bringing home a dead pigeon in the hopes that she could heal it.  She was five.  Although her parents may have been opposed to a family pet, they very much approve of her chosen profession. Yen decided to become a veterinarian while studying psychology at Ohio State University.  She then attended St. George’s University of…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Cal

Growing up in Madison, Wisconsin, Cal always had an interest in animal care, but it wasn’t until his junior year of college that he decided to make the switch from human medicine, to animal medicine.  Cal explains that it was after spending time with some ‘really cool’ veterinarians, that he knew he wanted to become ‘that person’. Cal attended the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine for his undergrad, and where he is currently in his fourth year completing…

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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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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Ruth

Meet our new DVM Extern Ruth, Ruth was born in Manhattan, New York and moved to Atkinson, New Hampshire when she was five. She currently attends University College Dublin in Ireland for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her career path was decided at a young age. Her father was a new graduate DVM when he opened his own practice in Atkinson, New Hampshire where he introduced her to the veterinary profession. He let Ruth sit through many surgeries. She was…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Meghan

Meet Meghan our latest DVM Extern, Meghan is from Morgan Town, West Virginia. She decided that working with animals is what she wanted to do in college and began a major in Animal Science at West Virginia University. Where she went on to receive her Master’s in Public Health. She also started working in veterinary clinics and on local farms. Currently, she attends Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. While working with animals Meghan found her calling. She believes…

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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: 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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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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Craig Road Animal Hospital Extern Program: Rachel

Meet our D.V.M. Extern, Rachel! Rachel’s currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts, she learned about our DVM externship program through a Ross Alumni and decided to apply. Rachel is expected to graduate with her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine this upcoming September. Originally from Odessa Florida, Rachel has known that she wanted to become a vet since she was six-years-old. She says, “It was always something that I wanted, definitely”. Her interests…

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Itchy Pets- Allergies in Cats & Dogs

Veterinarian Dr. Andrew Koenitzer of Craig Road Animal Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada, discusses causes, symptoms, and treatment of allergies in cats and dogs.  Allergies, or an allergic reaction, is the body’s immune system over reacting to something it comes into contact with. Allergies are incurable. To treat allergies, it is only possible to manage the symptoms of an allergic reaction. Types of allergies in dogs and cats include food, environmental, flea contact, and allergic reactions to drugs.  Due to…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Talesha

Talesha joins the team at Craig Road Animal hospital as our new D.V.M. extern. Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, she attended Mississippi State University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Food, Science & Technology. Talesha is currently in her fourth year of veterinary school at Louisiana State University and has volunteered at various shelters in Baton Rouge. Talesha grew up with a variety of pets including birds, cats, dogs and even frogs.  “I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian, it’s about…

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Craig Road Animal Hospital Externship Program: Norimar

Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Norimar joins Craig Road Animal Hospital’s externship program. She attained her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Puerto Rico, where she majored in veterinary technology. Norimar decided to apply after hearing about our program through a fellow student at Tuskegee University, where she is currently in her third year of veterinary school. Growing up with a variety of pets, including rabbits, turtles, and birds, Norimar says she’s always been fond of animals. Her love…

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