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Achilles Finds A Forever Home

Achilles came to ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital – Los Angeles when he was dropped off by a Good Samaritan, bloody and covered in mats. Our team shaved him down and found a gnarly injury on his hind leg. With no family and a desperate need for surgery, things were looking rough for this pup!

Luckily, Casey, an RVT in our emergency room, stepped in and adopted him. She named him Achilles, given the injury that brought them together, and after his leg was amputated, he was able to come home.

He loves his new family and gets around quite well on three legs!




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Paweseome Animal Ambassadors

Charlie and Dink belong to Krys, the assistant to Cardiologist, Dr. Sarah Zimmerman. In addition to snuggling and looking cute, they love to rep ACCESS Speciality Animal Hospitals with their snazzy bandanas!

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ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals at ACVIM 2017!

We had a blast at ACVIM, which is a veterinary conference for all of the specialties under the Internal Medicine College such as cardiology, neurology, and internal medicine.

We spent two full days in our booth in the exhibit hall to meet new doctors, specialists, and technicians. It was so nice to catch up with old friends Luke and Indy from Puppy Up, and of course our veterinary pals.

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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!




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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.

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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!

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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.


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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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