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About the AMC

About The AMC

The Animal Medical Center is a not-for-profit hospital for companion animals and an institute for veterinary education and research.


The Animal Medical Center in New York City is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit veterinary center that has been a national leader in animal care since 1910. As an academic veterinary hospital, The AMC promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education.

Our staff is comprised of nearly 100 veterinarians who utilize an interdisciplinary team approach combining expertise in more than 25 key specialties and services to care for your pet 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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Comprehensive Pet Care

Pets receive inpatient and outpatient care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The AMC offers a comprehensive range of services and treatments including, but not limited to:

Education

The Education Division is dedicated to advancing veterinary care. The Animal Medical Center offers internships and residencies to doctors of veterinary medicine who wish to pursue formal advanced training.

The AMC also offers:

Clinical Investigation

The Caspary Research Institute conducts clinical investigation of naturally occurring disease in companion animals to enable more effective diagnosis, advanced medical and surgical treatment and prevention of disease in all pets. Joint efforts are made with those studying the same illnesses in humans. Among our collaborators are:

  • New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Rockefeller University
  • New York University Medical Center
  • Yale University, Cornell University, The Ohio State University and many colleges of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Investigations are conducted by observing and treating naturally occurring disease. The Animal Medical Center does not induce disease for research and does not maintain any laboratory animals for research.

Community Outreach

The AMC meets special needs by offering a variety of free or subsidized services to those in need:

In 1981, The Animal Medical Center sponsored the nation's first conference on pet loss, sparking programs around the world and the founding of the Carola Warburg Rothschild Society for the Human-Animal Bond.

Financial Statements

  • Annual Report - 2012
  • Audited Financial Statement - 2011
  • IRS Form 990 - 2011
  • Statement of Activities - 2010

Pet Stories

A Shih Tzu Named Shai

We adopted Shai though a foster family to discover she was mostly blind from abuse. Only months later, her retina detached and she became fully blind. This brave and small Shih Tzu still acclimated well, until she suffered a stroke. We came home to a normally snuggly pup who that day could not get up off of her side. 

Kugel's Story

Kugel found us or we found Kugel only a few years ago - not sure how the story starts. But, since we first got Kugel she was very sick. The fabulous Dr. Kim Alexander helped us determine it was gastric lymphoma. 

Katie's Story

Thanks to Dr. Chick Weisse, Katie will turn 3 this October. Katie was diagnosed with a liver shunt at 3 months old. Dr. Weisse put her on medications till she was old enough to have the surgery correct her problem.