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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 Diet
    A cat with a can of tunafish
    January 24, 2024

    The Surprising Science Behind Your Cat’s Tuna Obsession

    Some pets are picky eaters. I know cats who will refuse a can of their favorite food because the company has made the flavor “new and improved.” Likewise, I know dogs who...

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  • Dermatology Dogs
    A pug with fur color change due to the canine melanoma vaccine
    January 17, 2024

    Why is my dog’s fur color changing?

    Skin and coat disorders are common reasons dogs make a trip to the veterinarian’s office. This makes sense since skin is by far your pet’s most visible organ, and skin disease is...

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  • Dogs Internal Medicine
    A dog drinking from a puddle
    January 10, 2024

    New York City’s Leptospirosis Problem and How to Protect Your Dog

    Just before the holidays, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene released its annual report to veterinarians on an important infectious disease, leptospirosis. As a New York City veterinarian,...

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  • Cats Vet Life
    A cat receiving an injection of medicine
    January 03, 2024

    New Veterinary Medications for 2024

    The start of the New Year is a time to reflect on the past and look to the future. In this spirit, I’m going to use today’s blogpost to discuss new developments...

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  • Wellness
    Dr. Ann Hohenhaus with a dog
    December 27, 2023

    Ask the Vet: Your Pet Health Questions Answered

    Every month on my Ask the Vet podcast, I answer questions from concerned pet owners. The questions I received for my latest episode were especially good questions, so I am going to...

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  • Emergency Surgery Vet Life
    A cat with a Christmas ornament
    December 20, 2023

    Veterinary Miracles That Will Warm Your Heart this Holiday Season

    This time of year, we celebrate miracles of hope, faith and kindness. Hanukkah celebrates a second century BC miracle where a tiny amount of oil found in the Temple in Jerusalem miraculously...

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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