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ACCESS at The Heart of Helping Family Fair

We were recently at the Heart of Helping Family Fair in Torrance along with Linda Baley and Too Many Bunnies! We talked about bunnies and veterinary care – what a perfect Saturday!




Dr. Sawyer visits the Korean Youth & Community Center

Dr. Sawyer gave her “So You Want to Be a Veterinarian” talk at the Korean Youth & Community Center in Koreatown recently!

There were over 20 children in attendance and they were some of the most behaved and well-mannered group of kids either of us had seen before!  They absorbed all the info, asked great questions, and even stumped Dr. Sawyer with a scientific species name for a panther.

We always love seeing little faces faces light up, and we can practically see the wheels turning in their heads when they realize what veterinarians do for animals, so they can maybe grow up to do that too.

Three Emergency and Critical Care CE’s in Three Weeks!

ACCESS has had a busy few weeks when it comes to CEs at three of our hospitals. First off, Dr. Jodi McKenna, our critical care specialist in the South Bay, gave her CE lecture on Hepatic Encephalopathy and How to Treat It.

It was great to remind everyone that we are available 24/7 for emergencies and critical care.

Then, Dr. Jennifer Geiger, one of our emergency overnight veterinarians in the San Fernando Valley, gave a lecture entitled Shock! The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Everyone was shocked that it turned into a great day because of how much they learned.

Finally, Dr. Mike Becker, from our emergency and critical care department in Culver City, lectured on the Use of Antibiotics is Selected Emergency Situations. Of course, we are happy to help patients in not just selected ones, but all emergency situations!

Toy Drive Success!

Leo is an ER team member at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital – Los Angeles. Each year he collects toys for the patients at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and this year was no different! Here, he’s seen delivering toys donated by our team members with Dr. Patty Paravicini.


Tails from the Road – Tech Life at Mt. SAC

ACCESS department leads Kristine Snow and Karina Gomez spoke at Mt. SAC about life as RVTs to a group of students in the tech program.

They spoke about their respective fields if interest and also about what they look for in employees who join us. They gave out tips and advice and the students eagerly soaked up what they could. Maybe they will come work with us one day! We will surely be back to talk to more students too in the future.

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

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Tails from the Road – Boys and Girls and Veterinarians!

Dr. Danielle Sawyer from our Emergency and Critical Care Department at ACCESS LA recently spoke at the Boys and Girls Club in Mar Vista about what it’s like being a vet!

The kids were the ages of 6 & 7 and some of them weren’t really familiar with the word veterinarian but understood what an animal doctor was.  They had tons of energy and asked lots of questions.

Dr. Sawyer even brought her own cat for them to pet and “examine.”  We also handed out winter pet safety tips for them to bring back home.  Maybe one of them will go to vet school some day!

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

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CPR is a breath of fresh air in Northridge and Chatsworth!

Dr. Jen Stewart, one of our emergency and critical care doctors at ACCESS San Fernando Valley, recently gave two lunch and learns for the staffs at the Banfield Pet Hospitals in Northridge and Chatsworth!

She covered the steps of performing CPR, with a hands-on component where the staff practiced on Jerry, our CPR dummy dog (pictured). She gave tips and advice on what to do when CPR is needed, so it’s always great to have a refresher course on what to do in a stressful situation.

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Tails from the road – Strut Your Mutt!

The ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital team was at the Strut Your Mutt event put on by the Best Friends Animal Society held at Exposition Park.

It was a great time to get the word out about all of our hospitals as people came from all over raise money for their furry friends. We even had some employees stop by our booth so it was great to have their support.

All in all, it was a wonderful cause, and we look forward to participating next year!

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

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Tails from the road – Dr. Eatroff at Western U.

Dr. Adam Eatroff gave a lecture on hemodialysis at Western University in Pomona and there were almost 50 students in attendance from their internal medicine club! They were exposed to what ACCESS is capable of doing once they get out into the real world and start seeing patients.

Dr. Eatroff played professor and made sure to ask them a lot of questions, encouraging them to answer.

Thanks again Dr. Eatroff for planting seeds and exposing the vets of tomorrow to the dialysis treatments of today!

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

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Scare Up Some Safety This Year!

Did you know Halloween can be scary for pets?

However, with a little planning and information, you and your pets can celebrate safely.

Click on the images below to download our Halloween Pet Safety tips. These ‘free printables’ can be printed with ease! Stick one on your fridge as a reminder, or share them with others at work, home, or anywhere there are pets!

Be safe and have fun…

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