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November 30, 2022 Oncology

How AMC’s New Radiation Therapy Machine is Benefiting Pets with Cancer

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about veterinary oncology, I am devoting my November blogposts to the topic. Last week, my blogpost highlighted “indolent” lymphomas in veterinary patients,...

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    Veterinarians Performing a Procedure
    October 20, 2021

    Unprecedented Demand: Why Veterinarians are So Busy

    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...

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  • Vet Life
    AMC veterinary technician Shawn on her daily commute
    October 13, 2021

    National Veterinary Technician Week at AMC

    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...

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  • Emergency Pets and Family
    A veterinary professional with a dog
    October 06, 2021

    Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part...

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  • Cats Pets and Family Responsible Pet Ownership
    A cat being examined
    September 29, 2021

    Prepurchase Exams for Cats: What You Need to Know

    In equine medicine, a prepurchase examination is a common veterinarian task. It’s designed to help the buyer of the horse determine the health and fitness of the horse for sale. Is it...

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  • Dogs One Health Traveling with Pets
    A dog looking out an airplane window
    September 22, 2021

    Canine Importation and Travel Bans: What You Need to Know

    World Rabies Day, September 28, 2021, is a global health observance to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. Rabies has recently been in the news and...

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  • Dogs Oncology
    A dog lying in the sun
    September 15, 2021

    Do Dogs Need Sunscreen? Protecting Your Dog from Solar-induced Tumors

    Last week I saw a new patient with skin cancer. This dog’s tumor was a bit unusual for the dogs we see at the Animal Medical Center – this dog’s cancer was...

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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 official spokesperson, she is regularly featured in the national news media, writes extensively about animal health, and hosts a monthly radio show and podcast on Sirius, “Ask the Vet.” 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 was selected to be a member of the influential World Small Animal Oncology Working Group.

Email AskTheVet@amcny.org to have your pet questions answered on an upcoming podcast episode!

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