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July 15, 2020 Responsible Pet Ownership

Making a Specialist Visit Special during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several years ago, I wrote a blog post about how pet families could get the most out of seeing a board-certified veterinary specialist. Based on recent information provided by the pet insurance...

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    A rat chewing on food
    September 16, 2020

    How to Protect Against Rat Bite Fever

    One of the most popular blog posts on the Animal Medical Center’s website is Rat Bite Fever and Pet Rats: How Concerned Should We Be? Recently, an epidemiologic study of rat bite...

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  • Dogs One Health Pets and Family
    A dog looks unhappy while getting a bath
    September 09, 2020

    How to Get the Skunk Smell Off Your Dog

    Last week, one of the callers to my radio show, “Ask the Vet” on SiriusXM Stars Channel 109, asked how to get the skunk spray smell off their dog. There are a...

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  • Pet Safety Pets and Family
    A pet emergency kit checklist
    September 01, 2020

    Disaster Planning Resources for Pet Families

    DOWNLOAD AMC’S PET EMERGENCY KIT CHECKLIST September is disaster preparedness month. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website lists five types of disasters American households should prepare for: the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes,...

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    An x-ray of an intact tennis ball in the stomach of a Labrador retriever
    August 26, 2020

    Dogs and Tennis Balls: It’s Not Always a Match

    The US Open tennis championship begins next week at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, just across the East River from the Animal Medical Center. The Open is the...

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  • Diagnostic Imaging One Health
    A veterinary professional sits at an echocardiogram machine at the Animal Medical Center
    August 19, 2020

    Animal Hospitals vs. Human Hospitals

    When pet families make their first visit to the Animal Medical Center, many express surprise at the size of the facility and the comprehensive care we offer. More than once, I have...

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  • Pets and Family Responsible Pet Ownership
    A raccoon approaches a person on the street
    August 11, 2020

    Rabies Alert!

    I received a veterinary alert from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene last week. In the middle of a pandemic, you would think the topic of the alert...

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About the author

AMC’s blog is written by Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a third generation veterinarian who received a BS from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and her DVM from Cornell University. She has achieved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board certification in both Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Hohenhaus serves as the hospital’s spokesperson, speaking to national media outlets about issues related to veterinary medicine. In addition to AMC’s blog, she also writes for Vetstreet.com, she served as a blogger for WebMD, and has created content for publications such as Ladies Home Journal and Real Simple Magazine.

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of the Animal Medical Center in New York City