Category Archives: One Health

Rat Sightings Are Up in New York City: What Pet Owners Should Know

A dog with a rat in its mouth

It’s been all over the news in 2021: rat sightings are way up in New York City. While there’s plenty of speculation why, one thing is clear: increased interaction between rats and dogs is not good for the health of our fur families. Rats carry diseases that can be deadly to both dogs and humans,

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New Information on COVID-19 and Animals: Dogs, Cats and White-Tailed Deer

A white-tailed deer

A note on the omicron variant: as of the publication of this blog post, there is no information about the effect of the omicron variant on animals. We will provide updated guidance to pet owners when and if necessary. A note on terminology: COVID-19 is the name of the disease state in humans. SARS-CoV-2 is

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AMC Remembers 9/11 Twenty Years Later

A search and rescue dog and its handler at Ground Zero

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 Color of the Sky on that September Morning.” Each blue square in the artwork is a different shade, one for each life lost

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Why We’re Continuing to Wear Masks at AMC

A veterinarian with a puppy

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. On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control updated its mask guidance, surprising many. With a few exceptions, the CDC eliminated previous

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