Max Emanuel, VMD, DACVIM (SAIM)
ACCESS – Los Angeles
Max 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 life-long animal lover, he realized that he wanted to dedicate his life and career to prevent suffering of all animals. Soon after this trip, he transferred to the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor’s of Science and became a proud Hurricane.
After graduating, Max moved up north to Philadelphia to attend veterinary school at PennVet. During the 4 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 where he fell in love with the specialty of internal medicine. The ability to problem solve, develop close relationships with owners and their pets, and performing 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, Max 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, Max was accepted as an internal medicine resident at the world renowned Animal Medical Center in New York City. During those three years, Max 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 and 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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