The receptionists and co-owners of are adjusting to new-found fame following the premiere of a national AT&T commercial featuring their business.
AT&T contacted the business partners because they were a real, small business using a program called "AT&T Office at Hand," said Ben Sures, veterinary technician and co-owner of the hospital.
The mobile business phone service helps the paper-light practice and gives employees a computerized main hub for work, Sures said.
The commercial has boosted clientele for the hospital, which opened its doors in April when Sures teamed up with veterinarian and medical director Kym Mitchell to heal sick pets in the Crescenta Valley.
"We've ran into a lot of folks who are coming through just because of the commercial," Sures said.
Not only has business increased, but the two receptionists, Sures and Mitchell are often noticed in the community. However, the pig, dogs, snake, cat and owners sitting in the lobby during the commercial are actors.
"None of us had ever done anything like the commercial," Sures said. "It's turned us into mini celebrities everywhere we walk, especially in our uniforms."
"I have less than a two-second spot and people are like, 'Are you the guy from the commercial?'" Sures said.