Barry Baum, DVM
Chief of Staff
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.
“I like solving specific problems of clients.”
He has been the 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 Facts
- Dr. Baum is also a Board Member of Create-A-Smile, Pet-Assisted Therapy in Los Angeles.
- Prior to coming to 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 on the courts at UCLA and USC.