Tag Archives: veterinary emergency

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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Social Distancing at the Animal Medical Center

The front entrance to the Animal Medical Center of New York City

New York City has been ground zero before and seems like we are ground zero again when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many New Yorkers, I’m fielding numerous calls and emails from friends asking if we are ok here in NYC. The answer is we are. The Animal Medical Center continues to be

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Why the Animal ER is the Right Place in an Emergency

Veterinary professionals treat a dog

I suspect every veterinarian hears this at least once a week, “But I want you to see my pet, not the ER.” Yet sometimes the animal ER is just the place your sick pet needs to be. I get it, I would rather see my regular physician than someone I don’t know in the ER.

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10 Reasons to Go to the Pet ER Now!

Although I regularly share pet healthcare information on the AMC blog, I also like to remind readers that this information is not a substitute for a vet visit. You should always contact your veterinarian in an emergency. In case you are unsure as to what constitutes a pet emergency, here are my top ten reasons

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