Dr. Baum at Center-Sinai
Animal Hospital, with members of the Center's front office staff.
From left, Kimberly, Tamara, Veronica, Miranda, Dr. B, Carmen, Emily, Addie
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
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.