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Courtney Crane, DVM, DACVECC


Emergency & Critical Care

Dr. Courtney Crane headshot

I grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and consider myself fortunate to have been able to experience living in a number of places prior to settling here in MD. I grew up with many pets and have always had a strong fascination for science and medicine, leading me to pursue a career as a veterinarian.

Currently I live in MD with my beloved adopted pets (1 dog, 3 cats). I also have a horse whom I board at a nearby stable. In my free time, I enjoy horseback riding, CrossFit, travel, and spending time with friends and family.

Clinical Areas of Interest

Sepsis, immune-mediated hematologic disease, polytrauma, snake envenomation

Why Do You Work at Friendship?

I chose to join Friendship Hospital for Animals for a number of reasons. It is a large reputable referral hospital where I can practice high quality medicine with colleagues of a similar mindset and play a role in mentoring new veterinarians. I also love that there are so many opportunities for my own continued learning and growth, and the collaborative and supportive work environment.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care


  • BS: Florida State University. Major: biology. Minor: chemistry.
  • DVM: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (clinical year at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine)
  • Internship: Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, Tucson, AZ
  • Residency: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, North Grafton, MA

Publications and Research

  • Crane C, Rozanski EA, Abelson AL, deLaforcade A. Severe brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome is associated with hypercoagulability in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation, 29(4):570-573, 2017 July.
  • Crane C, Abelson A, Lynch A, Harvey L, Rozanksi E, Faissler D. Cytopenias associated with procarbazine therapy in 10 dogs: 2001-2014. (Not published).
  • Crane C, Klaus J. Retrospective evaluation of oral versus nasogastric tube feeding in dogs infected with parvovirus. (Not published).

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