April 01, 2020 Emergency One Health

Social Distancing at the Animal Medical Center

New York City has been ground zero before and seems like we are ground zero again when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many New Yorkers, I’m fielding numerous calls and...

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    A dog left in a parked car
    August 05, 2020

    What should you do if you find a dog in a parked car?

    Hopefully you will never find a dog in a parked car because dogs should never, ever be left in a parked car. But every summer, dogs die when the inside of a...

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    A microscopic view of a SARS-CoV-2 virus
    July 31, 2020

    First Dog Diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 Dies from Lymphoma: A Veterinarian’s Perspective

    A recent article in National Geographic profiles Buddy, the first dog in the United States to be diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2, who passed away from lymphoma on July 11. As a veterinary oncologist,...

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  • Everyday Medicine
    July 29, 2020

    Tick Time

    It is tick season on the East Coast. I had one of the little critters delivered to me in a sandwich bag just the other day. The owner had pulled it off...

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    A veterinary professional holds a pug in his arms
    July 22, 2020

    Bordetella Vaccinations in New York City

    One of my clients recently requested I change the expiration date on her dog’s vaccinations, specifically, the vaccination for Bordetella bronchiseptica. The request was made because she had heard that New York...

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    A pet owner picks up her dog from AMC's curbside pick-up service
    July 15, 2020

    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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    Dogs play at a dog park in New York City
    July 08, 2020

    Dog Park Safety During COVID-19

    As cities and states relax stay at home orders, playgrounds and public spaces are once again open for enjoyment. In New York City, dogs are rejoicing because the dog parks, closed since...

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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, 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