A “state-of-the-art” specialty and emergency hospital for pets opened in Pasadena last week, according to the company.
ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital inaugurated its new location at 2570 E. Foothill Blvd. last week, the company said in a written statement.
“The new 14,000 square foot hospital is open 24 hours a day and is located in the Lamanda Park neighborhood of Pasadena, a few blocks from I-210,” the statement said. “Right now, ACCESS in Pasadena offers 24/7 cardiology, oncology, surgery, neurology, critical care and emergency services. The internal medicine department is expected to open later this year. “
The facility also has advanced capabilities such as MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, endoscopy and ultrasound, representatives said.
The pet hospital will help fill a “critical shortage of veterinary care nationwide,” the statement said. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 11 million households have adopted new pets. “
ACCESS Founder Dr Rich Mills said he was excited to move to Pasadena.
“We are truly excited to provide more multi-specialty veterinary services at a time when our communities face a huge shortage of veterinarians and veterinary care,” he said. “We are pleased to meet demand, build on the success of our other ACCESS Specialty Hospitals, and bring world-class specialty medicine to the San Gabriel Valley. “
There is increasing demand for specialized animal medicine services, the company said.
“According to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1 in 10 dogs presenting to primary care veterinary clinics have heart disease, while the American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that half of dogs over 10 years of age will develop some form of cancer, ”the ACCESS release said.
More information is available online at accessanimalhospitals.com/pasadena, or by phone at (626) 993-9600.