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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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  • Cats Dogs Vet Life
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    December 29, 2021

    The Most Popular Pet Names of 2021

    Names say a lot about our pets, ourselves, and our bond with our animal companions. As the year comes to an end, we like to reflect on the past twelve ...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership Vet Life
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    December 22, 2021

    How to Keep Your Pet Off the Naughty List (and out of the Emergency Room)

    The holiday season is a time of celebrations and a time spent with friends and family. But at AMC, it can be a time of increased animal ER visits. With ...

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  • One Health Pet Safety
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    December 15, 2021

    Rat Sightings Are Up in New York City: What Pet Owners Should Know

    It’s been all over the news in 2021: rat sightings are way up in New York City. While there’s plenty of speculation why, one thing is clear: increased interaction between ...

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  • Pets and Family
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    December 08, 2021

    Looking for a Holiday Gift for your Cat or Dog?

    The holiday season is a great time to shower your pet with love, affection and of course, gifts! This year, I was lucky enough to talk to Andrew Darmohraj, the ...

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  • One Health
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    December 01, 2021

    New Information on COVID-19 and Animals: Dogs, Cats and White-Tailed Deer

    A note on the omicron variant: as of the publication of this blog post, there is no information about the effect of the omicron variant on animals. We will provide ...

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  • Cats Pets and Family
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    November 24, 2021

    How to Raise a Child with a Cat Safely

    According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are over 58 million pet cats in the United States. Undoubtedly, many of these cats live in households with children, and the ...

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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