July 15, 2020 Responsible Pet Ownership

Making a Specialist Visit Special during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Several years ago, I wrote a blog post about how pet families could get the most out of seeing a board-certified veterinary specialist. Based on recent information provided by the pet insurance...

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  • Oncology
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    May 21, 2020

    Can you prevent lymphoma in your dog?

    For the past couple of months, every one of us has focused on measures to prevent themselves from contracting COVID-19. Now that the curve seems to be flattened, we have time to...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership
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    May 13, 2020

    Grooming Your Pet During the Pandemic

    During the Animal Medical Center’s Facebook Live and Zoom sessions, grooming has been a common question from our audience. Since many groomers are closed, DIY grooming has become the norm. Home grooming...

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  • Pets and Family
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    May 06, 2020

    Essential Needs for Pets During a Pandemic

    When things get tough in life, we have this deep urge to cut everything back to the bare essentials. Tough seems to be a good description for the world we are currently...

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  • One Health
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    April 29, 2020

    What’s the Difference Between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2? A Pandemic Glossary for Pet Families

    The COVID-19 pandemic has filled every news story with words that were once familiar but are now fraught with nuance. What is the difference between infection and disease? Are SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19...

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  • Emergency
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    April 22, 2020

    What is “essential” veterinary care?

    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has instituted mandatory social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Officially, New York State is on PAUSE. Nonessential workers are working from home and essential...

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  • Pet Safety Responsible Pet Ownership
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    April 15, 2020

    Keeping Your Pet Healthy While You Self-Quarantine

    During this trying time, most families are focused on the health of human family members and are taking precautions to avoid infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The family pet’s healthcare should not...

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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