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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    March 16, 2022

    National Poison Prevention Week: Protect Your Pet

    The third week of March is National Poison Prevention Week. According to Dr. Tina Wismer, board-certified Veterinary Toxicologist and Medical Director of the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, most poisoning ...

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  • Internal Medicine
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    March 09, 2022

    CKD, BUN, USG, and AKI: How to Talk to Your Pet’s Veterinarian About Kidney Disease

    World Kidney Day is March 10 and the theme for 2022 is “Bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care.” In this blogpost, I’ll help bridge the kidney care knowledge ...

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  • Emergency
    March 03, 2022

    How to Move a Sick or Injured Pet in an Emergency 

    If your pet is ever injured and unable to walk, transporting them to your veterinarian’s office can be a challenge. Injured humans simply call the ambulance. But when your pet ...

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  • Vet Life
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    February 23, 2022

    Where Are They Now: AMC Patients A Year Later

    The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center’s weekly blogposts are a snapshot in time of what is happening on East 62nd Street. Because they are just a snapshot, they are often incomplete ...

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    February 16, 2022

    World Spay Day 2022: What You Need to Know

    February 22 is World Spay Day. “Spay” is an interesting word, since it seems to have nothing to do with removing the ovaries and uterus of a female dog. According ...

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  • Cardiology
    Veterinarian listens to dog's heartbeat
    February 09, 2022

    How to Protect Your Pet’s Heart

    February is American Heart Month in recognition of the more than 600,000 Americans who die from heart disease every year. In a normal year, heart disease is the number one ...

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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