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New 24-Hour Pet Hospital Opens in Pasadena

Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 9:04 am

A “state of the art” specialty and emergency hospital for pets opened its doors in Pasadena last week, according to the company.

ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital launched 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, just blocks away from I-210,” the statement said. “At present, ACCESS in Pasadena is offering cardiology, oncology, surgery, neurology, critical care and 24×7 emergency services. The internal medicine department is scheduled to open later this year.”

The facility also possesses advanced capabilities such as MRI, CT, fluoroscopy, endoscopy and ultrasounds, representatives said.

The pet hospital will help fill “a critical shortage for veterinary care nationwide,” the statement said. “Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 11 million households have reportedly adopted new pets.”

ACCESS founder Dr. Rich Mills said he was excited to be moving into Pasadena.

“We are truly excited to provide more multi-specialty veterinary services at a time when our communities are facing an immense shortage of veterinarians and veterinary care,” he said. “We are happy to answer the demand, expand upon the success of our other ACCESS specialty hospitals, and bring world-class specialty medicine to the San Gabriel Valley.”

Demand for specialty services in animal medicine is in growing demand, 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 the age of 10 will develop some form of cancer,” the ACCESS statement said.

More information is available online at,or by phone at (626) 993-9600.

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