About Us

Beach Animal Rehabilitation Center (BARC) is a specialty clinic aimed at helping pets live longer, healthier lives by treating them using a holistic approach combining both Eastern and Western medicine techniques. Rehabilitation is performed by a combination of caring, qualified veterinarians and physical therapists specifically certified in this growing field.

Treatment can include acupuncture, physical therapy modalities such as LASER, therapeutic ultrasound, manual therapies as well as exercise, nutrition, supplements and other state of the art technologies designed to provide pain relief, aid in recovery and provide overall improved functional mobility.

Contact us
(310) 542-2727
(or 310-54-BARC7)

Visit us
18837 Hawthorne Blvd. Torrance, CA 90504

Fax us
(310) 542-2726
(or 310-54-BARC6)

Email us
info@beachanimalrehab.com

Meet Our Team

DVM, CVA, CCRP – Medical Director After receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Masters of Arts degree from the City University of New York at Hunter College, Dr.

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Debra Voulgaris
DVM, CVA, CCRP – Medical Director

DVM, CVA Dr. Schiff received her Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from UC Davis in 1997, and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from UC Davis in 2002. She has worked at several veterinary hospitals in Los Angeles and here in the

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DVM, CVA Dr. Craig received her bachelor of science in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in 2003 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island,

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PT, DPT, CCRT – Therapy Director Dr. Kramer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and Recreation from Whittier College in 1990. Following graduation, Dr. Kramer continued her education Cerritos College

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Amy Kramer
PT, DPT, CCRT – Therapy Director

PT, DPT Growing up, Dr. Schwartz was consistently called his dog’s name by his mother. He was convinced as a child that his name was Otis Schwartz. He graduated from Temple University for his undergraduate studies, and then

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PT, DPT Dr. Bukofsky received her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Skidmore College in 2007. She gained a variety of experience working with animals after her undergraduate program, including studying koala

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Rehab Assistant David has been working with animals in the rehabilitation setting for almost 10 years. He worked with animals in general practice before venturing into the rehab world. He is a master at working with animals

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David Cardena
Rehab Assistant

Rehab Assistant Cat has been an animal lover since she was a child. She has been working with dogs doing rehabilitation for several years and loves being able to make a difference in their life. She builds great relationships

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Rehab Assistant Andrea has always been a dog lover growing up with a cocker spaniel and a Saint Bernard. She has been working with dogs for over 4 years and is excited to be working now to improve their lives through

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Andrea La Firenza
Rehab Assistant

Rehab Assistant Gerson has worked with animals in the field of rehabilitation for over 6 years. He is specifically fond of helping animals recover from traumatic injury and has a way with clients. His cares for every pet as

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Gerson Rodriguez
Rehab Assistant

Reception/Rehab Assistant Mariah joins our team with enthusiasm for helping animals. She has always had dogs from the time she was a little girl. She is extremely personable and always available to help where needed. In her

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Mariah Montes
Rehab Assistant

Rehab Assistant Ashia was born and raised in Southern California. She’s loved animals her whole life and has worked with them for about three years. She’s excited to be on the team at BARC and have hands on experience helping

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Ashia Hilliard
Rehab Assistant

Rehab Assistant Having grown up in a family of medical professionals and surrounded by pets, it seemed only fitting that studying to be a veterinarian would be her future. Currently getting her bachelors degree at LMU, Italia

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Italia Passanante
Rehab Assistant

Office Manager/Accounts Payable Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in both office management and customer service and client relations. For the past 27 years Michelle has owned, operated and managed all

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Michelle Scheck
Office Manager

Marketing Director Carolyn brings many years experience in marketing for animal rehabilitation to her position at BARC. She was previously in the catering business in all aspects including event planning, managing, staffing

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Carolyn LaRocca
Marketing Director

Reception Jamie has been an animal lover since before she could remember so working in the veterinary field seemed only fitting. Prior to joining BARC, she has always worked with animals in general practice and surgery. Her

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Celeny has had a love for animals since before she could walk. She always had a dog, cat, chicken, bird, frog, you name it. Being a voice for animals has always been a passion of hers. Celeny is currently finishing school to

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Celeny Munoz
Reception

Reception Linda has always been working in fields where customer service is key! She has received several accolades of excellence from her other employers. She loves helping people and pets alike and always strives to make

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