The Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of San Diego has been a valued FACE Foundation veterinary partner since 2009. Together, we have worked to save 153 lives…mostly dogs and cats, but also a bunny and an iguana! The success of our partnership is due in very large part to PESC’s Referring Veterinarian Relations Manager Buzzy Parrish. Buzzy has been with PESC for 17 years, and plays a key role in ensuring that both clients and referring vets receive the best possible care.
Buzzy keeps FACE and our grantees happy too! As FACE Executive Director Brooke Haggerty notes, “Buzzy is one of our favorite hospital reps to work with here at FACE.” Buzzy loves working with all of the pets and clients who make their way to the Center to receive emergency and specialized care. And he certainly has a special affection for FACE cases. “It’s great to know that there’s an organization out there that truly cares and helps whenever they can,” Buzzy says. “The amount of pets saved because of FACE is terrific. There’s no reason a pet should be euthanized just because of lack of money.”
One of Buzzy’s favorite FACE success stories is a sweet kitty named Pips. Pips came in with a urinary blockage, which is always a veterinary emergency, and it was also discovered that he had bladder stones. After initial treatment for the blockage and the stones, poor Pips became obstructed again. He needed an operation called a perineal urethrostomy, which is a permanent surgical widening of the urethra. “After two big bills, the owners were tapped out and FACE came to the rescue and helped with the surgery,” Buzzy notes. We’re happy to report that Pips is doing great now!
Buzzy loves working with all the animals that come in to PESC, but will admit to a special fondness for cats. He has two of them at home…Maynard and Cobie! Besides spending time with his fur kids, Buzzy enjoys music, and just relaxing and having fun when he’s away from the hospital.
FACE extends our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Buzzy Parrish and all of the veterinarians and staff at PESC. We look forward to many more years of saving lives together!