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Rolling into Halloween like…

Zeus came in for a checkup with ACCESS – San Fernando Valley Cardiologist Dr. Steve Cole, and quickly won everyone’s hearts with his adorable little face, sweet demeanor, and pawesome costume!

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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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Halloween is Serious Business at ACCESS

Over the years, we’ve learned that our ghoulishly great staff loves all things Halloween!

Our annual pumpkin carving contest became beastly and this year we switched things up to…no carve art!

This little video gives you a peek inside our haunted hospital and shows you just a bit of how much we enjoy Halloween.

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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We Hit the Wild, Wild West!

After a very bumpy flight, Greg, Raul, and Shannon hit the Wild West Veterinary Conference in Reno!

They really enjoyed being able to see old friends and meet new people at the career fair that was held Saturday night.

The big highlight though, was the ego boost Greg received when he was stopped in the security line at the airport… because his muscles were too big to register on the x-ray machine!

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Tails From the Road – out and about…

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For the second year in a row, ACCESS was a sponsor at the 20th Annual Ponies at the Pike in Long Beach!  This was a great way for our staff to spread the word about us being available for emergency and specialty care in the South Bay, and lots of people stopped by to get more info on us while checking out some Ford Mustangs (unfortunately we cannot treat real life ponies).

At another event, the ACCESS crew was delighted to be part of the 18th Annual Wiggle Waggle Walk put on by the Pasadena Humane Society and the SPCA, held at Brookside Park at the Rose Bowl. There was plenty of wiggling, waggling, and walking and the crowd was so happy to get some free giveaways from ACCESS. It was a great turnout and we hope to wiggle our way in to the walk next year too!

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Knock five times on your car to save a life…

The seasons are changing and we’re experiencing some very chilly weather overnight and during the early morning hours, making it difficult for stray and wild animals to keep warm.

This causes them to seek shelter in some unusual and sometimes dangerous places, like cars. Last year we profiled Piston, a wild bunny who was found in the engine of a Toyota Sienna and today we’re covering Freddy Krueger’s story.

Freddy was found in the engine of a car after the person who found him had already started driving. He was then brought in to ACCESS LA for an exam and care, as he sustained some fairly serious lacerations to his hind leg and head. Luckily, he was stitched up and has healed very nicely, now living with some loving older cats and his new mom.

You can check for animals who may be hiding in your car by knocking on the wheel wells and hood of your car before starting it up and driving away!

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Tails From the Road – Literally!

ACCESS participated in the Culver City Centennial Parade where we had several employees march in the street on Culver Boulevard waving and smiling to the enthusiastic parade-goers lined up alongside the road not too far from our hospital.

We carried a banner and drove the ACCESS mobile, giving a friendly reminder to the neighborhood that we are here for pets of all kinds. Lots of people cheered when they saw us, shouting out “You saved our dog!” and “You guys fixed my bunny!” as we passed by.

We would love to be a part of such a wonderful community event again – hopefully we don’t have to wait another 100 years!

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

Melly’s Interesting Eyes…

Heterochromia is a condition in which the iris is multicolored.

Here, Melly poses to show off her perfect peepers! While she was in for a surgery recheck, our team took the opportunity to snuggle with our beloved little lady.

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