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April 20, 2022 Emergency

AMC’s Emergency Room Fast-Track Improves Wait Time and Client Satisfaction: A Recent Publication from AMC’s Emergency Department

The World’s Busiest Veterinary Emergency Room As the world’s largest non-profit hospital, located in the heart of bustling New York City, the AMC’s Emergency Room is one of the busiest veterinary emergency...

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    A graph showing more pets under 1 year of age seen at AMC in 2020 when compared to 2019
    January 06, 2021

    Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Resulted in More Pets?

    Since the pandemic started, there have been multiple news articles about pandemic puppies, increases in pets in foster care, and pandemic puppy scams. But how much of this is true and how much is hype? Here are...

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    AMC's Ann Hohenhaus recording her "Ask the Vet" radio show for SIRIUS XM
    December 30, 2020

    The Top Viral Trending Animals of 2020

    Once a month, I record “Ask the Vet” for SiriusXM Stars, Channel 109. The program always includes an animal trending on social media, in the mainstream news or from another media outlet....

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    A veterinarian and a dog celebrate Hanukkah
    December 23, 2020

    The Holiday Spirit is Alive and Well at AMC

    Social distancing continues at the Animal Medical Center, preventing all but a few pet families from coming into the building. For those waiting for their favorite fur, feather or scale person in...

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  • Avian and Exotics
    An x-ray of a turtle
    December 16, 2020

    Pet Turtles: What You Need to Know

    In addition to dogs and cats, the veterinarians at AMC care for amphibians, birds, reptiles and small mammals like hamsters and guinea pigs. In AMC-speak, we call them “Exotic Pets.” Turtles are...

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  • Pet Safety
    A dog looks at two holiday cocktails on a table
    December 09, 2020

    The Top Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets in a Pandemic

    In past holiday seasons, I have written about a variety of holiday-specific dangers: electric cords, candles, party fare, gift wrap and ribbon. I’ve also written about chocolate poisoning and toxic floral arrangements....

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    Two veterinary professionals examine a dog
    December 02, 2020

    Update on New York City Bordetella Vaccination Requirements

    Clients of the Animal Medical Center may have noticed a change in the frequency for their dog’s Bordetella vaccination reminder. Previously, reminders were sent every 6 months. Now, like most other vaccinations,...

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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 XM Stars Channel 109, “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.

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