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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Read the 2013 UPDATE! Two years ago Sandy, my 10 year old Beagle began drinking excess amounts of water. Concerned, but not thinking it was life threatening, I brought her to my local vet. The doctor ran some blood tests. Then he told me it could be a sign of cancer.
Nico is our little bundle of Joy! He loves to play with his favorite squeaky toys, his best bud aka brother Tsember the German Shepherd, loves all the yummy treats he can get and can get super hyper with excitement; especially when you come home or when his bud Tsember comes over to play.
Today is my little Polly’s 9th birthday. Without AMCNY, she would not have this day. I got her when she 10 weeks old and deathly ill with pneumonia. We had been to several vets and many tried the usual treatments, to no avail.
In the early 1990s, I adopted a male tabby kitten, the runt of the litter. I named him Gypsy. He was a beautiful, playful little guy who drove my older cat crazy with his antics.
Hiro is our 3 year old cockapoo. When we got him neutered at 7 months, the vet we took him to accidentally cut his urethra. Once we learned of this accident the next day, we rushed Hiro to the AMC where reconstructive surgery was successfully performed!
My beautiful Brownnie was diagnosed with Cancer to her leg about two years ago. She went through radiation treatment and battled infections from time to time. However, her strength and will to continue living was so extraordinary, that she kept fighting until the last minute.
Our beloved bunny Chesney is currently undergoing treatment at the AMC for an intestinal blockage. Dr. Frohlich and Dr. Quesenberry decided to extend his treatment for an additional 24 hours, and we received the Christmas miracle we have been hoping for. Chesney will be home for the holidays!
In loving memory of my cat Doris - 10/2/1995 -11/22/2011. You're always in my heart.
Dr. Moore has taken care of our rabbit for many years. He has gone above and beyond what a doctor would do.
After a very brief illness our beloved Quaker Parrot (Anaid) of 12 years passed away, suddenly, yesterday (10/17/12). Our sincere Thanks and Appreciation to the Staff of AMC for their services.
Dear AMC, We just left the ER with our cat, Chatel, in a kitty coffin, and I did not remember to thank your staff, esp. our Vet, properly. I don't even recall our doctor's name, but it is important to me that she is properly commended for being so lovely, thoughtful, and caring through a sad event.
In loving memory of Zarina who passed away on August 18, 2011. Thanks for all those 16 years of happiness and joy.
This is a follow up to Nico's story posted here in 2010. After 17 years of providing unconditional love and companionship, Nico passed away on July 9, 2012.
Tabitha has been a part of my life for over 15 years... A wonderful tabby cat, with the beautiful markings and attitude.... reminding my dogs that she was here first and if she wished to be with me then they had to wait their turn.
I want to send a big thank you to Dr. Betsy Bond for giving us 14 1/2 years with our wonderful Westie named Christie.