Max Emanuel, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)

ACCESS – Los Angeles

Dr. Emanuel joined ACCESS’s internal medicine team after an arduous yet rewarding veterinary journey along the east coast. Originally from Connecticut, Max’s veterinary origins began when he went on a 1-month educational trip to Kenya, where he studied wildlife conservation and human/wildlife conflict. As a lifelong animal lover, Max realized he wanted to dedicate his life and career to preventing the suffering of all animals. Soon after this trip, he transferred to the University of Miami, where he received his Bachelor of Science and became a proud Hurricane.

After graduating, Max moved north to Philadelphia to attend veterinary school at PennVet. During the four years of vet school, Max took the opportunity to travel the world, spending multiple summers in Belize, Guatemala, and South Africa working with wildlife veterinarians. It was not until his clinical year that he fell in love with the specialty of internal medicine. The ability to problem solve, develop close relationships with owners and their pets, and perform state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic procedures was undeniably the career he wanted to pursue.

After graduating on the dean’s list at PennVet, Dr. Emanuel moved on to a busy rotating internship at the MSCPA Angell in Boston, MA. Following a year of seeing countless emergency cases and obtaining little sunlight and sleep, he was accepted as an internal medicine resident at the world-renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. During those three years, Dr. Emanuel was able to fine-tune his clinical skills and developed a tremendous passion for interventional endoscopy and radiology, urinary tract disease, and gastrointestinal disease.

Outside of work, Max owns a 10-year-old male Havanese named Simeon and lives for being outdoors, traveling, and hiking. In the evenings, you can usually find him watching food shows, trying as many new restaurants as possible, or reading a new fantasy or sci-fi book for pleasure. Max was also born into the unfortunate legacy of being a New York Jets fan, yet he still roots for them passionately behind stifled tears on Sundays.


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