Dr. Delores Craig graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1983. In 1985, she moved to New Mexico and managed a practice in northeast El Paso for three years. She purchased Solano Animal Clinic June 1988. In 2004, after practicing for twenty-one years, she became interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine, specifically the use of acupuncture and Chinese herbals in controlling pain in her geriatric patients. She took the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society Course in 2004. She fulfilled the certification requirements and has been actively adding acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to her “toolbox” to help her patients and clients.
Dr. Craig is an active member of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She has served on the IVAS Education Committee since 2009. She volunteered as a Teaching Assistant for the 2008 2009 Basic Acupuncture course. For the past three years she has been taking time off from practicing medicine to teach other veterinarians TCM medicine to her colleagues. She has been the IVAS Course Teaching Assistant Coordinator for the 2011-2012 Portland, 2012-2013 Atlanta, 2013-2014 San Antonio, 2014-2015 Portland, and 2015 Richmond, IVAS Basic Acupuncture Courses. In 2013, she accepted the position of Small Animal Course for Coordinator for the IVAS Basic Acupuncture Course. She has also been a member of the TVMA Integrative Medicine Committee for the past four years. She is currently preparing for the FAAVA exam, a similar testing program for board certification in Acupuncture.
Dr. Craig enjoys photography, underwater photography, scuba diving, hiking, and white-water rafting. She and her husband share their home with their dogs, Killian, Maximus, and Sylvester (pictured above at 8 weeks of age in 2009).