SEATTLE— ACCES (Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services) in Seattle and Renton merged into BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a national leader in specialty and emergency medicine for pets on January 1.
Connecting with BluePearl’s broader network of veterinary specialists and clinical resources will help support ACCES’ larger goal of advancing the quality of veterinary care throughout the Puget Sound region.
“This is a positive for pets and their families located throughout the state of Washington,” said ACCES medical director Dr. Beth Davidow, a board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialist. “By combining our complementary strengths, we can continue to meet the ever-evolving veterinary healthcare needs of our patients, while working together with the local veterinary community to refine our abilities to do so.”
When ACCES was founded by Davidow and Dr. Jean Maixner in 2003, it was the first 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary hospital in the Seattle area. Today, ACCES has more than 100 veterinary and client service professionals who treat approximately 19,000 patients a year. Now that ACCES is a BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital, ACCES will have an additional team of more than 1,600 like-minded professionals to call upon for collaboration.
“Adding ACCES to our network is truly an exciting way to begin the New Year,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, a board-certified internal medicine specialist and co-founder of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “Their determination to provide the best veterinary specialty and emergency services to the Puget Sound region naturally falls right in line with our mission to provide remarkable care for pets. We are proud to welcome them to our team.”
Specialists at ACCES and BluePearl hospitals coordinate with primary care veterinarians and pet parents to provide the best possible treatment options and care for furry family members. ACCES specialists are board-certified in cardiology, critical care and emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, radiology and surgery. ACCES specialty and critical care services include advanced diagnostics and monitoring, a state-of-the-art ICU, animal blood bank, a full diagnostic imaging suite including CT, and multiple surgical suites. In the first quarter of 2014, ACCES in Renton is scheduled to add kidney dialysis to the list of available treatment options.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs 1,700 people including 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs in the U.S. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.