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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:


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 - 2013
  • Annual Report - 2012
  • Audited Financial Statement - 2011
  • IRS Form 990 - 2011
  • Statement of Activities - 2010

Pet Stories

  • Sweepy & Shuni

    The doctors of the Animal Medical Center saved my cat Sweepy's life and gave her another five wonderful years of life. This was my most dramatic experience with the AMC but neither my first nor last. 

  • Daisy the Guinea Pig

    Daisy, my three year old guinea pig recently had surgery at the Animal Medical Center to remove an infected toe on her front foot.  Dr. Quesenberry tried to save it with antibiotics, cream and bandages before having to perform surgery.

  • A Shih Tzu Named Shai

    We adopted Shai through 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.