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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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    Stephanie and Eve, Care Coordinators at AMC's Cancer Institute
    April 19, 2023

    Veterinary Receptionist Week 2023 at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

    Veterinary Receptionist Week, celebrated April 24 – 28, 2023, is the perfect time to show appreciation to the passionate and hardworking Client Service Representatives in veterinary hospitals everywhere. At the Schwarzman ...

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  • Cats Dogs Internal Medicine
    Anatomy of a cat
    April 12, 2023

    The Spleen: Do Dogs and Cats Really Need One?

    Through the centuries, medical practitioners have ascribed many functions to the spleen. In the Middle Ages, physicians thought the spleen produced black bile, the cause of melancholy. In later years, ...

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  • Pets and Family
    Cat showing teeth
    April 05, 2023

    Is a Cat Bite Worse than a Dog Bite?

    April 9-15 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Once again, the cat is slighted, possibly since cat bites are less common than dog bites. But cat bites are a serious ...

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  • Wellness
    March 29, 2023

    Preventing Dementia in Dogs and People

    The news about Bruce Willis’ diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia was heartbreaking. While I am not a fan of the “Die Hard” franchise, I always loved him as private investigator David ...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership
    Dog grooming
    March 22, 2023

    The Dangers of Grooming Your Dog or Cat

    My phone rang a few days ago. One of my favorite patients was calling. Piggie Pie is fluffy, beautiful and smells really nice when she comes to see me. That ...

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  • Emergency
    A cat at AMC's ER
    March 15, 2023

    AMC Veterinarians Contribute to Improving Management of Feline Poisoning

    The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s animal ER saw nearly 20,000 pet visits in 2022. Many of those patients were poisoned. Given Easter is around the corner, lilies and chocolate come to mind ...

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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