Category Archives: Vet Life

Where Are They Now: AMC Patients A Year Later

A black lab in the snow

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s weekly blogposts are a snapshot in time of what is happening on East 62nd Street. Because they are just a snapshot, they are often incomplete stories of patients with health challenges that help to educate, alert or update the pet owning public. For a different approach this week, I am

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How to Keep Your Pet Off the Naughty List (and out of the Emergency Room)

A turkey bone lodged in a dog's throat

The holiday season is a time of celebrations and a time spent with friends and family. But at AMC, it can be a time of increased animal ER visits. With more special treats around the house, the risk your pet can eat foods from the naughty list increases. When we’re with friends and family, focused

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Unprecedented Demand: Why Veterinarians are So Busy

Veterinarians Performing a Procedure

The veterinary profession is all over the news lately. Thanks to the pandemic, the pet industry is booming, with household pet ownership increasing from 67 to 70 percent, and consumer spending on our furry family members at an all-time high. However, within veterinary clinics, pandemic protocols, restrictions, and staffing shortages have decreased the industry’s capacity

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National Veterinary Technician Week at AMC

AMC veterinary technician Shawn on her daily commute

The third week in October is National Veterinary Technician Week. The 2021 theme, as chosen by the North American Veterinary Technician Association, is “Who we are when the stethoscope comes off.” This theme acknowledges the individuality of the technicians who are so vital in providing animal healthcare. The theme also recognizes the need for veterinary

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