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May 27, 2021 One Health

Why We’re Continuing to Wear Masks at AMC

Please Note: This is an evolving situation. We are closely monitoring the latest information provided by local and federal agencies, and our policy is subject to change as new policies are announced....

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  • Dogs One Health Traveling with Pets
    A dog looking out an airplane window
    September 22, 2021

    Canine Importation and Travel Bans: What You Need to Know

    World Rabies Day, September 28, 2021, is a global health observance to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. Rabies has recently been in the news and...

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  • Dogs Oncology
    A dog lying in the sun
    September 15, 2021

    Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? Protecting Your Dog from Solar-induced Tumors

    Last week I saw a new patient with skin cancer. This dog’s tumor was a bit unusual for the dogs we see at the Animal Medical Center – this dog’s cancer was...

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  • Misc One Health
    A search and rescue dog and its handler at Ground Zero
    September 07, 2021

    AMC Remembers 9/11 Twenty Years Later

    My memories of 9/11 match those represented at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. For me, the most poignant object displayed at the museum is an art installation entitled “Trying to Remember the...

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  • Pet Safety Responsible Pet Ownership
    Three dogs in a car
    September 01, 2021

    Plan Now to be Prepared for any Disaster

    September is National Preparedness Month, held annually to promote family and community disaster planning. Many will argue that the past year and a half have been an ongoing disaster. But planning is...

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  • Dogs Emergency Pet Safety Responsible Pet Ownership
    An x-ray of an earbud in a dog's stomach
    August 25, 2021

    What happens when your dog eats your earbuds?

    According to Statista, in 2020, consumers purchased 233 million wireless “hearables” worldwide. The popularity of wireless earbuds is clearly on the rise, and the veterinarians at the Animal Medical Center can confirm...

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  • Avian and Exotics Misc
    A crowd in Central Park to watch Barry the Barred Owl
    August 18, 2021

    How Does an Owl Captivate New York: Barry the Barred Owl

    Being a casual birder, I was captivated last winter by the presence of a snowy owl in Central Park. The photo accompanying this blogpost was taken at the north end of the...

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About the author

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus is a third-generation veterinarian, double board certified in Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. As AMC’s official spokesperson, she is regularly featured in the national news media, writes extensively about animal health, and hosts a monthly radio show and podcast on Sirius XM Stars Channel 109, “Ask the Vet.” In addition, she has contributed widely to research articles and textbooks, lectures internationally, and has won prestigious awards for her work in both veterinary medicine and journalism. In 2021, she was selected to be a member of the influential World Small Animal Oncology Working Group.

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