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February 14, 2024 Surgery

What AMC’s New Surgical Institute Means for Your Pet

With great fanfare, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center held a “leash cutting” ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Denise and Michael Kellen Institute for Surgical Care. The press release describes...

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  • Cats
    Cat with glowing eyes
    June 07, 2023

    Why Does My Cat Have Devil Eyes Whenever I Photograph Her?

    June is either Adopt a Cat Month or Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, depending on which animal welfare organization you ask. Either way, the month of June is dedicated to cats, and...

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  • Cats
    A cat resting on a veterinary assistant's shoulder
    May 31, 2023

    The Top Ten Cat Diseases and How to Recognize Them

    June is either Adopt a Cat Month or Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, depending on which animal welfare organization you ask. Either way, the month of June is dedicated to cats, and...

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  • Oncology
    Slim at AMC's Cancer Institute
    May 24, 2023

    Can a Pet Have More Than One Cancer at a Time?

    Last winter, Martina Navratilova announced she had been diagnosed with both breast cancer and throat cancer. Unfortunately, the simultaneous occurrence of two different types of cancers in a person is not a...

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  • Everyday Medicine
    Chihuahua with a veterinarian and a great dane with a veterinary assistant
    May 17, 2023

    Chihuahuas to Great Dane: The Medical Impact of Dog Size

    The dog is the first animal domesticated by humans, and we have done a brilliant job creating a variety of dog breeds to meet our needs. Selective breeding, which began roughly 9,000...

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  • Pet Safety Surgery
    Fish the cat gets a new bandage
    May 10, 2023

    How to Care for Your Pet’s Bandage

    Veterinarians at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center bandage patient legs to hold intravenous catheters in place, immobilize a fracture so it can heal or to cover a wound to keep ...

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  • Pet Safety Surgery
    AMC patient wearing an e-collar
    May 03, 2023

    Is the Cone of Shame Really Necessary?

    Whether you know it as the cone of shame, the dreaded doughnut, the treat funnel, the pet radar dish or the eponymous Elizabethan collar, honoring a Tudor queen, this essential ...

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About the author

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus is a third-generation veterinarian, double board-certified in Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. As AMC’s Director of Pet Health Information, she writes AMC’s weekly blog, hosts a monthly “Ask the Vet” podcast, and regularly speaks to national news media about animal health. In addition, she has contributed widely to research articles and textbooks, lectures internationally, and has won prestigious awards for her work in both veterinary medicine and journalism. In 2021, she joined the influential World Small Animal Veterinary Association’s Oncology Working Group, which she currently chairs.

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of the Animal Medical Center in New York City