Tag Archives: emergency room

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

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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 rooms in the country. And though we’re dedicated to compassionate care, the animal ER is often the last place pet owners want to

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Should I learn Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for pets?

A veterinary professional with a dog

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 of a first aid course in hopes of saving a life in the event of an emergency. But what about pets? Should we

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Does it matter what your veterinarian wears?

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As the pandemic winds down and public health restrictions are relaxed, veterinarians are looking forward to resuming more normal clinic schedules and procedures. That means we are looking forward to a time when pet families are again welcome in veterinary hospitals. I must admit, we have been more relaxed in our daily attire during the

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What is “essential” veterinary care?

A French Bulldog with a newborn litter of puppies

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 workers must decrease workforce and maintain social distancing. Veterinary hospitals are considered essential businesses, but not all functions of a veterinary hospital are

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Keeping Your Pet Healthy While You Self-Quarantine

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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 take the backseat when working from home and home schooling. Here are my tips to keep your pets healthy while you self-quarantine. Weigh

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