Category Archives: Emergency

What is “essential” veterinary care?

A French Bulldog with a newborn litter of puppies

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has instituted mandatory social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Officially, New York State is on PAUSE. Nonessential workers are working from home and essential workers must decrease workforce and maintain social distancing. Veterinary hospitals are considered essential businesses, but not all functions of a veterinary hospital are

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Social Distancing at the Animal Medical Center

The front entrance to the Animal Medical Center of New York City

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 emails from friends asking if we are ok here in NYC. The answer is we are. The Animal Medical Center continues to be

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Poison Prevention Week 2020: What to Do to Protect your Pet

Two veterinary professionals examine a dog on an exam table

The third week of March is Poison Prevention Week. It’s held annually to raise awareness of poisonings with the hope that awareness will result in prevention. All family members, pets included are at risk for poisoning. This blog post will highlight some of the important facts you need to know about poisoning in pets and

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