Nephrology Breaks New Ground

We were so excited to see the beginning transformation of our Nephrology Department!

We began construction to run water and drainage lines to the new treatment area for our sinks and three dialysis machines and sealed up the flooring over top of them.

What’s next you ask? Stay tuned for more updates!





Tails from the road… Dr. Buks joins in!

Dr. Yonathan Buks, our newest surgery doctor in Woodland Hills, joined me on the road visiting primary veterinarians in the San Fernando Valley recently!

He shook hands, kissed puppies, and delivered some tasty treats to let them know he is available to help with any surgeries that might come their way.

Thanks for the company Dr. Buks, it is always nice to be able to use the carpool lane, learn about cool procedures, and have someone else to talk to besides myself.

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals


Our Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest…

We had some ghoulishly great entries for our annual pumpkin carving contest, but only one department in each hospital could be the winner!

And the prize goes to…

The Neurology Department at ACCESS – San Fernando Valley, and the Avian and Exotics Department at ACCESS – Los Angeles!

These winning departments get to choose their prize – will it be a pizza party or pumpkin pie bar? We shall see!

We hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!


Click on each block for a better look…


Tails from the road… Bark in the Park!

ACCESS is proud to have been at the Bark in the Park in Thousand Oaks recently where many members of the community stopped by our booth to learn about our veterinary emergency and specialty services! They also walked away with some fun giveaways – rule of thumb is you can never have too many poop bags!

If you were there, we hope you had a blast, because we sure did!

Director of Community Relations | ACCESS

PS: During the event it turned out that Carleigh (from the ACE Crew; Aubrey the cat, Carleigh the dog, and Eric the bird) met her older cousin, Jackson. 🙂


Welcome to our new team members…


(From left to right…)

Austin Hernandez | Charge Coordinator
Favorite Food: BBQ
Favorite Color: Blue/Red
Fun Fact: Austin has visited fifteen different countries for vacation/work. His favorite is the Philippines.

Kimberly Munoz | Client Care Representative
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Color: Black
Fun Fact: Kim has driven across the country four times. Her home state of New York is her favorite.

Lleraldina Lopez | Client Care Representative
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Color: Yellow
Fun Fact: Lleraldina does yoga on a daily basis.

Lidia Rojas | Doctors Assistant
Favorite Food: All kinds of Pasta
Favorite Color: Blue
Fun Fact: Lidia loves going to the beach, Malibu is at the top of her list

ACCESS visits IVECCS in Washington, D.C.


In September of 2015, many of our team members made the trek to Washington, D.C. to attend IVECCS, the International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium. There, we were able to attend lectures, host a booth at the job fair, and see old friends as well as make new ones! The ACE crew — Aubrey the cat, Carleigh the dog, and Eric the bird — enjoyed seeing everything D.C. had to offer!

The Gaylord National Convention Center was the perfect setting for such an impressive gathering of the best of the best in veterinary emergency and critical care! The Gaylord was centrally located and a truly remarkable venue for such an event. We were able to go sightseeing and were so thankful for the chance to see the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the White House.

Later, at the job fair, we had the opportunity to meet dozens of technicians, doctors, residents, and specialists, all of whom were happy to learn more about what ACCESS and Southern California had to offer.

Our trip was wonderful and we were truly grateful for the experience. We can’t wait to see what next year has in store for us!