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

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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

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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

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Genetic Testing for Your Dog

dog DNA

Watch the news or read the paper and you are sure to come across a story where genetic testing plays a role, such as these stories: Genetic testing lies at the root of precision medicine where genetic testing characterizes disease and identifies treatments. Genetic testing helps to identify diseases, allowing people to make lifestyle changes

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Memorializing Your Pet

A pet memorial

Since antiquity, humans have memorialized animals. Dog and cat graves have been found in Germany, Cyprus, and China dating from nearly 10,000 years ago. Ancient Egyptian tombs contain mummified remains of dogs, cats, and pet birds. The oldest, continuously operating pet cemetery is just north of the Animal Medical Center in Hartsdale, New York and

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