February 10, 2021 Emergency

Is There a Parvovirus Epidemic in New York City?

On top of the current COVID-19 pandemic, there seems to be a dog epidemic (an “epizootic”) of parvovirus going on in New York City. Over the summer, NYC veterinarians noticed a slight...

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    A veterinarian examines a dog
    January 13, 2021

    Influenza in Dogs and Cats: What You Need to Know

    In August, the New York Times warned of a “twindemic”: a seasonal influenza superimposed over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Doctors, local governments and the Centers for Disease Control all urged Americans to...

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  • Misc
    A graph showing more pets under 1 year of age seen at AMC in 2020 when compared to 2019
    January 06, 2021

    Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Resulted in More Pets?

    Since the pandemic started, there have been multiple news articles about pandemic puppies, increases in pets in foster care, and pandemic puppy scams. But how much of this is true and how much is hype? Here are...

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    AMC's Ann Hohenhaus recording her "Ask the Vet" radio show for SIRIUS XM
    December 30, 2020

    The Top Viral Trending Animals of 2020

    Once a month, I record “Ask the Vet” for SiriusXM Stars, Channel 109. The program always includes an animal trending on social media, in the mainstream news or from another media outlet....

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  • Misc
    A veterinarian and a dog celebrate Hanukkah
    December 23, 2020

    The Holiday Spirit is Alive and Well at AMC

    Social distancing continues at the Animal Medical Center, preventing all but a few pet families from coming into the building. For those waiting for their favorite fur, feather or scale person in...

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  • Avian and Exotics
    An x-ray of a turtle
    December 16, 2020

    Pet Turtles: What You Need to Know

    In addition to dogs and cats, the veterinarians at AMC care for amphibians, birds, reptiles and small mammals like hamsters and guinea pigs. In AMC-speak, we call them “Exotic Pets.” Turtles are...

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  • Pet Safety
    A dog looks at two holiday cocktails on a table
    December 09, 2020

    The Top Winter Holiday Hazards for Pets in a Pandemic

    In past holiday seasons, I have written about a variety of holiday-specific dangers: electric cords, candles, party fare, gift wrap and ribbon. I’ve also written about chocolate poisoning and toxic floral arrangements....

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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