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ACCESS and the Department of…The Navy?

While Aubrey, Carleigh, and Eric didn’t actually enlist in the Navy (they have some friends who are SEALs though! Ba dum chhh!), they did enjoy visiting veterinarian practices in the Oxnard and Port Hueneme area, letting them know our services are always an option for clients. 

It was a great day for the ACE officers to report for duty – or should I say, doody?? Thank you, I’ll see myself out.


Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals

ACE Tails from the Road 2.24.16 Navy Pic


Animals helping animals…

This is Harper, a picture perfect Pittie. Her mom works in the surgery department at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital – Los Angeles, and brought Harper in to have her blood tested to see if she’d be a good candidate for blood donation.

Check with your primary veterinarian to see if your pet is able to donate blood and save a life!



A thank you to our K9 friends…



Tails from the road…Spotted spots!

Good thing I really was going to the cat hospital and had a purrrfect parking spot reserved just for my visit.  I definitely wouldn’t want to be in violation and pay the feline fine of scooping litter boxes!

Smiles to all,

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals



Tails from the road… San Fernando Valley!

After a week of heavy rain, the clouds parted and the sun came out while I checked-in on primary veterinarians in Northridge.

The ACE crew loves going on walks after the rain and were happy to pose in front of street art not too far from a primary veterinarian’s office.

What will they come upon next?

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals



Tails from the road…Nephro ho ho!

Dr. Adam Eatroff, our newest internal medicine specialist, joined me on visits to primary veterinarians to spread some holiday cheer recently!

The ‘sleigh’ was packed and bells were jingling, and we got the word out about him starting our Nephrology Department at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital in Los Angeles. Dr. Eatroff was able to answer numerous questions for primary veterinarians about hemodialysis, and looks forward to more visits in the New Year!

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals



Tails from the road… Paws in the sand.

Sometimes when visiting veterinarians in Malibu, the ACE crew has to press “paws” and take in the view along PCH. On a warm November day, how can you not wish you had more time to soak up the sun and stick your claws in the sand!

Jillian Kassel
Director of Community Relations | ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals



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



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. 🙂



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!




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