April 01, 2020 Emergency One Health

Social Distancing at the Animal Medical Center

New York City has been ground zero before and seems like we are ground zero again when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many New Yorkers, I’m fielding numerous calls and...

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    Dog in Muzzle Running on Grassy Field
    March 04, 2020

    Muzzles: a Do or Don’t for Your Pet?

    Muzzles seemed to be last week’s topic. I was interviewed by Real Simple magazine for their monthly column The Vet Will See You Now. The topic of the interview was “Getting the...

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  • Dogs
    Macbeth, a small, white Westie sits who overcame a bout of Kennel Cough sits on some red stairs
    February 26, 2020

    Kennel Cough: A Common Condition with Many Causes

    Macbeth, my extra cute Westie puppy patient, came in last week with a persistent cough. I noted a runny nose, but no fever or loss of appetite. When I examined him, he...

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    Infographic explaining that dogs and cats are not at risk of infection by the Wuhan coronavirus
    February 19, 2020

    Coronavirus in Dogs and Cats

    The news is full of stories about the ongoing and troubling coronavirus outbreak. Scientifically termed 2019-nCOV, most are calling the virus the “Wuhan virus” after the Chinese city where the outbreak appears...

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  • Cardiology Dogs
    A dog holds a rose in its mouth
    February 12, 2020

    Dogs: Good for the Heart and Soul

    In addition to February being National Pet Dental Month, this month is also American Heart Month. Usually I write about canine or feline heart disease in February, but this year, I am...

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  • Dentistry
    The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Dan Carmichael inspects a dog's teeth in the Dentistry suite
    February 05, 2020

    New at AMC: A Resident in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery

    February is National Pet Dental Month. While you might think nothing could possibly be new about teeth, this year, the Animal Medical Center is celebrating something new in dentistry – the addition...

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  • Diet Wellness
    A dog and a cat eat together out of metal bowls
    January 29, 2020

    Fresh Pet Food: Fad or Future?

    The newest trend in pet food seems to be fresh pet food. The New York City electronic billboards are awash with these products and my Facebook page is full of advertisements for...

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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