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April 20, 2022 Emergency

AMC’s Emergency Room Fast-Track Improves Wait Time and Client Satisfaction: A Recent Publication from AMC’s Emergency Department

The World’s Busiest Veterinary Emergency Room As the world’s largest non-profit hospital, located in the heart of bustling New York City, the AMC’s Emergency Room is one of the busiest veterinary emergency...

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  • Responsible Pet Ownership
    The Dispensary at the Animal Medical Center of New York City
    October 27, 2021

    Are veterinary drugs better for pets?

    Last weekend, one of my patients developed an acute and uncomfortable bladder infection. Since it was the weekend and the pet dispensary was closed, the owner requested I call her local pharmacy...

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  • Vet Life
    Veterinarians Performing a Procedure
    October 20, 2021

    Unprecedented Demand: Why Veterinarians are So Busy

    The veterinary profession is all over the news lately. Thanks to the pandemic, the pet industry is booming, with household pet ownership increasing from 67 to 70 percent, and consumer spending on...

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  • Vet Life
    AMC veterinary technician Shawn on her daily commute
    October 13, 2021

    National Veterinary Technician Week at AMC

    The third week in October is National Veterinary Technician Week. The 2021 theme, as chosen by the North American Veterinary Technician Association, is “Who we are when the stethoscope comes off.” This...

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  • Emergency Pets and Family
    A veterinary professional with a dog
    October 06, 2021

    Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an emergency first-aid technique that sustains blood flow to the brain and heart in the event of cardiac arrest. Many Good Samaritans will learn this technique as part...

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  • Cats Pets and Family Responsible Pet Ownership
    A cat being examined
    September 29, 2021

    Prepurchase Exams for Cats: What You Need to Know

    In equine medicine, a prepurchase examination is a common veterinarian task. It’s designed to help the buyer of the horse determine the health and fitness of the horse for sale. Is it...

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  • Dogs One Health Traveling with Pets
    A dog looking out an airplane window
    September 22, 2021

    Canine Importation and Travel Bans: What You Need to Know

    World Rabies Day, September 28, 2021, is a global health observance to raise awareness about rabies and to enhance prevention and control efforts worldwide. Rabies has recently been in the news and...

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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 official spokesperson, she is regularly featured in the national news media, writes extensively about animal health, and hosts a monthly radio show and podcast on Sirius XM Stars Channel 109, “Ask the Vet.” 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 was selected to be a member of the influential World Small Animal Oncology Working Group.

Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of the Animal Medical Center in New York City