Our Work

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Our Mission

The Animal Medical Center (AMC) is dedicated to providing compassionate and collaborative care to animals and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through innovative clinical research and education.

Our Core Values

The AMC’s mission continues to be guided by the values upon which it was founded over 100 years ago and include:

We approach every companion animal and its family with care and sensitivity.

We seek to improve the lives of pets and their families through treatment, education, and the study of naturally occurring diseases to ensure the well-being of animals and humans.

We treat all in our community and all who walk through our doors with the dignity they deserve.

Through dedication and teamwork, we provide the highest level of care and service to companion animals.

About Us

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, 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 in our Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Hospital, combining expertise in more than 17 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. 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. Learn more about our veterinary medical staff.

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:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • The Rockefeller University
  • NYU Langone 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. Animal Medical Center does not induce disease for research and does not maintain any laboratory animals for research.

Community Outreach

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

In 1981, 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.