Dr. B operates on feline
patient with Dr. Rika Miyazaki
Dr. B examines Diego as owners
Suzanna and Stephanie look on
Owner Martha Moraga pauses in
the study of doggie breeds on wall chart to celebrate Foxy's healthy check-up at
From left, Center-Sinai vet techs
Carlos Ramirez, MIchael Lauhglin, Alex Lujan
Vet Tech Ryan Mangan prepares
Emily Rangel, Office Manager,
checking patient records for doctors
Dog Groomer Jimmy Melendez
carefully covers doggie with suds
Staff Supervisor Oscar Tejada
feeds injured hummingbird he rescued with syringe
Dr. Barry M. Baum
achieved his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in
1971. His undergraduate degree was granted by the New York State
College of Agriculture at Cornell.
He has been the
owner and Chief of Staff at Center-Sinai Animal Hospital, Los Angeles,
California since 1979. The hospital has been serving the Los
Angeles community for over thirty years. Under Dr. Baum's
guidance, Center-Sinai has grown from one doctor with a five person
support staff to a six doctor practice with a support staff of
thirty-five people. A full range of services from medical and
surgical care to boarding and grooming is provided seven days a week.
The hospital staff actively works with rescue groups seeking to find
homes for dogs and cats.
In 1998, Dr. Baum
founded and continues to serve as President for the Independent
alliances include memberships in the American Veterinary Medical
Association, California Veterinary Medical Association, Southern
California Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital
Dr. Baum is also a
Board Member of Create-A-Smile, Pet-Assisted Therapy in Los Angeles.
Prior to becoming
the owner of Center-Sinai, Dr. Baum served as Associate Veterinarian for
the Blue Cross Pet Hospital, in Pacific Palisades, California, and the
Gaddis Animal Hospital in West Los Angeles.
experience includes serving as the Developer/Builder and Owner of Crown
Valley Animal Hospital in Laguna Niguel, California. From 1971 to
1975, he was Associate Veterinarian at Roberts Animal Hospital in
Hanover, Massachusetts and then Relief Veterinarian at practices
throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California.
When he is away
from Center-Sinai and the other work he's in which he's involved, Dr.
Baum prefers to engage in activities with his family - wife Linda and
grown children, Hillary, a therapeutic companion for special needs
children, Stephen, a student at USC's Annenberg School, and Melanie, who
plans to become a doctor. Their youngest, Fessel, is four-footed
and covered in fur. She is the star of the first story in Dr.
Baum's Critter Chronicles. Dr. Baum is a
mountain biker, hiker, crossword puzzle solver and tournament
competitor. As you'll see, he's a skilled writer of
short stories and
articles. Dr. B's also an avid
reader, and a choir member at the Stephen S. Wise Temple and Crossroads
School. Finally, he is a basketball enthusiast often seen at the
courts at UCLA and USC.
with wife Linda, holding Jacques, and Fessel
Right, Dr. Baum and Fessie at home
The family - from left Dr. B,
Linda, daughters Hillary and Melanie, son Stephen