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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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    Arya at the beach
    February 08, 2023

    The Amazing Case of the Bulletproof Dog

    This month we’re celebrating the Emma and Georgina Bloomberg AMC to the Rescue Fund’s 10th Anniversary. Created to provide free or subsidized specialty care to rescue animals whose health is ...

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  • Dentistry
    Concerned cat
    February 01, 2023

    I Think My Cat Has a Cavity in Her Tooth

    The arrival of February means it is again Pet Dental Health Month. Since teeth are an important organ in the body, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center provides pet families with ...

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  • Everyday Medicine
    NG tube appears on an x-ray
    January 25, 2023

    Simple, Yet Essential: Stomach Tubes in Dogs and Cats

    Veterinarians at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center have many pieces of medical equipment available to provide excellent care for your pets. Some equipment is high tech like our CT scanner, ...

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    William, a puppy
    January 18, 2023

    What Vaccines Does My Dog Really Need?

    The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center has been an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) since 1976. The AAHA’s mission is to “simplify the journey towards excellence for veterinary ...

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  • Everyday Medicine
    Wirehaired Fox Terrier
    January 11, 2023

    My Dog Ate My Ethernet Cable! And Other Examples of “Wired” Dogs

    As dog lovers, we all have a special place in our hearts for wirehaired breeds including the wirehaired fox terrier, the breed with the most wins at New York City’s ...

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  • Cardiology
    Listening to a dog's heart
    January 04, 2023

    Understanding the FDA Update on Non-Hereditary Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) in Dogs

    In July 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began investigating reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods, many labeled as “grain-free” and ...

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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