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Dr. Barry M. Baum, Chief of Staff, Center-Sinai Animal Hospital, Los Angeles full service veterinary and emergency pet care

Barry M. Baum DVM

Chief of Staff Center-Sinai Animal Hospital

“I like solving specific problems of clients.”

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.

  • 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.
  • His veterinary 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 StoryTime with Dr. Baum.  Dr. Baum is a mountain biker, hiker, crossword puzzle solver and tournament competitor.  As you’ll see, Dr. Baum enjoys writing articles and stories about pet care,  and his experiences both as a private and professional pet lover. 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.
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Laila Tov, Fessie’s grand-daughter, appeared at Westminster and won a Grand Champion title! You can see pictures of the event, and now see her with Dr. B, in their appearance March 25, 2014 on NBC’s Access America:Tune in on your computer, tablet or cell to watch the fun of 2014's National Dogs, including - ta- da- Laila!

Watch Dr. B’s appearance on CBS-TV, talking about how you can save on vet care bills.Save on your vet bills! Click Laila Tov to see her and Dr. Baum on CBS-TV!

Dr. Baum appeared on NBC TV to discuss summer health tips for doggie health.

Dr. Baum appears in the Los Angeles Times. Click the doggie to see the article.Click the doggie to see Dr. Baum featured in the LA Times

Pet Care Info Story Time with Dr. B

As you can see above, Fessie had a spouse, and a baby!!!  Click Here! And now, the baby has babies. Dr. B’s a great grandpa!

Early in the dog show days of one of her grandbabies, Laila Tov, the little girl began to snag win after win!

Laila Tov, won a Best Puppy medal!!!

Laila Tov’s first big girl dog show competition!

And another win — Best of Winners Prize!

As seen on:

NBC, Los Angeles Times, CBS and Animal Planet