June 05, 2019 Emergency Pet Safety

The Top 5 Reasons Cats Visit AMC’s Emergency Room

June is Adopt-a Cat Month. For the entire month, I will devote my blog posts to issues important to feline families. Today’s post reviews the top causes of feline emergency room visits...

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    An employee of New York City's Animal Medical Center holds a small, happy dog
    May 29, 2019

    Treating Your Pet’s Minor Injuries at Home

    With the advent of nice weather, more people and more pets are spending time outdoors. Fresh air and exercise do wonders for everyone, but a day outdoors can result in a minor...

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    A kitten looking at a laptop computer
    May 21, 2019

    Blog Post #600!

    Today’s blog post marks the 600th post for! Nearly ten years ago, our first post covered the selection of the presidential pet and we have written about other memorable pets, like...

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  • Avian and Exotics Blog Misc
    A blue-footed bobby sits on eggs in the Galapagos
    May 15, 2019

    A Veterinarian’s View of the Galapagos Islands

    I was very lucky last month to have fulfilled a long-held desire to go to the Galapagos Islands. The desire stemmed from my general love of animals, a presentation on the giant...

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  • Cardiology Everyday Medicine
    An infographic outlining the four stages of canine heart disease
    May 08, 2019

    Everyday Medicine: Heart disease grading scale for dogs

    “Everyday Medicine” is an intermittent series of blog posts highlighting tests, treatments and procedures common in daily Animal Medical Center practice. Some past examples of this type of blog post include fecal...

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  • Blog Pet Safety Pets and Family Responsible Pet Ownership
    The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Doug Palma examines a dog with a stethoscope
    May 01, 2019

    Measles, distemper and how anti-vaccination movements are putting your pet at risk

    The country is in the midst of a measles epidemic. As of the last week in April, over 600 cases have been reported in 23 states, including an outbreak right here in...

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    The Animal Medical Center's Dr. Phil Fox examines a small dog with a stethoscope
    April 24, 2019

    Do dogs get hairballs? National Hairball Awareness Day 2019

    April 26, 2019 is National Hairball Awareness Day. Over the past few years I have written about two notable cats with hairballs — Sunshine and Toby — and in 2015 I summarized the most recent information on...

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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