Tag Archives: emergency

AMC Remembers 9/11 Twenty Years Later

A search and rescue dog and its handler at Ground Zero

My memories of 9/11 match those represented at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. For me, the most poignant object displayed at the museum is an art installation entitled “Trying to Remember the Color of the Sky on that September Morning.” Each blue square in the artwork is a different shade, one for each life lost

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Everyday Medicine: Hospital Wards

A veterinary professional removes a cat from an enclosure

“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 physical examination and vomiting or regurgitation. Today’s post focuses on the types of hospital wards your pet would stay in at AMC. If you have been unlucky

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Why Would I Want to Take My Pet to a Veterinary Teaching Hospital? 7 AMC Myths Dispelled

Pet families have many choices when it comes to pet healthcare providers. In New York City, the neighborhood veterinarian is convenient for routine care, but emergency and specialty care may require travel. In addition to the inconvenience of travel, pet families may be apprehensive about coming to a large, teaching hospital like AMC, where, in

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A Night in the ER

x ray image of sand impaction

A couple of weeks ago, I listed “Five Reasons to Go to the Animal ER NOW!” Readers seemed to take my advice and from Sunday night until Monday morning, 12 of the 25 patients seen in AMC’s 24/7 ER were admitted to the hospital. Here are the highlights of Monday morning’s admissions list: Admission One:

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George, the Notorious Toy-Eating Cat

During the day, The Animal Medical Center buzzes with activity. Patients coming and going. Pets being anesthetized and recovered after surgical procedures. Consultations happening in our 20 examination rooms. Things do quiet down at night, but if a sick pet needs us, were are here 24/7 for urgent interventions. Last night was one of those nights. Nine patients were admitted overnight;

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