October 17, 2019 Surgery

Correcting Pet Birth Defects

If you visit the Animal Medical Center, you will notice most of the patients in the waiting room trend towards mature. We see older pets more often than youngsters because AMC’s 47...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership
    A pug is wrapped up in a blanket on a bed
    December 11, 2019

    How to be Your Pet’s Best Nurse

    Anyone who has a pet is likely to be pressed into service as their nurse. Whether it’s recovery from your puppy or kitten’s neutering surgery, administration of antibiotics to treat an infection...

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  • Misc
    The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Heather Brausa conducts an educational seminar for NYPD K9 officers
    December 04, 2019

    #GivingTuesday 2019: AMC gives all year long

    December 3, 2019, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving was Giving Tuesday. The movement to promote charitable giving was started in 2012 in response to the growing commercialism and consumerism of the holiday season....

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  • Oncology
    A cute dog diagnosed with CTVT is held in a woman's arms at the Animal Medical Center in New York City
    November 27, 2019

    Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT): a 6000-year-old Tumor

    November is National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, so today’s blog will focus on a fascinating tumor of dogs, the canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT). I say fascinating because this tumor is contagious...

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    A concerned looking dog looks at the camera
    November 20, 2019

    Take Diabetes to Heart: National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month 2019

    November is National Pet Diabetes Awareness Month, in addition to being National Pet Cancer Awareness Month. To bring attention to diseases linked to diabetes, this year’s theme is “Take Diabetes to Heart,”...

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  • Dogs
    Two veterinary professionals examine a white dog on an exam table
    November 13, 2019

    Canine Flu Facts 2019

    Anyone listening to the news these days knows it’s the start of flu season for humans. While human influenza viruses circulate year-round, cases of the flu start increasing in November, peak in...

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  • Dogs Oncology
    A mast cell tumor on a dog's head
    November 06, 2019

    Canine Mast Cell Tumors: What You Need to Know

    One of the most vexing problems for dog families is the skin lump. It could be a warty growth on the skin, a smooth moveable lump just under the skin or maybe...

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About the author

AMC’s blog is written by Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, a third generation veterinarian who received a BS from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa and her DVM from Cornell University. She has achieved American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine board certification in both Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Hohenhaus serves as the hospital’s spokesperson, speaking to national media outlets about issues related to veterinary medicine. In addition to AMC’s blog, she also writes for, she served as a blogger for WebMD, and has created content for publications such as Ladies Home Journal and Real Simple Magazine.

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