Category Archives: Other Topics

Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week 2020 during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Two veterinary professionals administer an IV

Next week is National Veterinary Technician Week, and its theme is This Is Who We Are, This Is What We Do. For this week’s blog post I will use the National Veterinary Technician Week’s theme to write about the AMC’s hardworking techs. This Is Who We Are In New York State, the proper title is Licensed


Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week: AMC’s Veterinary Technician Internship Program

A veterinarian and a veterinary technician administer a radiation treatment to a bunny

Next week, October 13-19, 2019, is Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week. This annual celebration honors the efforts of the veterinarian’s right hand, the veterinary technician, sometime called a veterinary nurse. These professionals keep veterinary practices running and play a vital role in all aspects of animal health. The Animal Medical Center has about 90 licensed veterinary


World Rabies Day 2019

A racoon glares from some underbrush

World Rabies Day 2019 is September 28. Approximately 59,000 humans die of rabies every year with most cases occurring in poor, rural areas of Asia and Africa. In these countries, dogs are the chief source of human rabies infections through dog bites. World Rabies Day highlights this world-wide disease and seeks to educate the public


My Cat Just Ate a Mouse! Should I Be Proud or Worried?

A cat and a mouse

I received an email from a cat patient’s family. They have recently moved to the suburbs and with the move came a mouse! The mouse problem didn’t last too long since Tigger killed and ate the mouse right in front of the entire family. While their initial reaction was pride at Tigger’s new found prowess


Are Purebred Dogs Sicker than Mutts?

A dog on a leash at the westminster dog show

This week was the week New York City went to the dogs; the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show was in Madison Square Garden on Monday and Tuesday and there were activities all over the city related to man’s best friend. The Animal Medical Center veterinarians were at the Show triaging dogs unlucky enough to