A FACE in the Spotlight: Meet Buzzy Parrish

Buzzy and friend "Nemo" looking dapper!

Buzzy and friend “Nemo” looking dapper!

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.”

FACE Success Story "Pips"

FACE Success Story “Pips”

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!

Pips being comforted by his sister Batty!

Pips being comforted by his sister Batty!

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!


9 thoughts on “A FACE in the Spotlight: Meet Buzzy Parrish

  1. Buzzy is the BEST! Pips has been his regular talkative self, and Batty has someone to snuggle all day! We are so fortunate for the opportunity FACE has provided us and to have fallen into the care of such an amazing facility to make sure our baby got to come home. I can’t quantify the gratitude we feel, but thank you FACE, and of course Buzzy!!

    • Thank you so much for the kind words Kayla! We are thrilled that Pips is doing well and he and Batty are enjoying each other’s company! Organizations like PESC and people like Buzzy make what we do possible! ❤ Hugs to you and the kitties!

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