An essential New York institution.
A global leader in veterinary care.
A transformational effort.


The Gift of Love campaign will transform the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. It invests in its entire operation.

The Gift of Love capital campaign is dedicated to supporting the extensive expansion and renovation of AMC’s 62nd Street hospital. This will elevate all aspects of our operations by upgrading more than 83,000 square feet of clinical, client, and administrative space. Through this transformative project, we’ll significantly enhance our clinical team’s ability to continue to deliver world-class patient care, explore new avenues of scientific discovery, and foster optimal learning environments for our residents and interns.

Construction began in 2022, and as we’ve moved forward, we’ve identified several clinical enhancements that need to be made outside the original project scope, including a new MRI machine, a renovated Pathology Suite, and a relocated and expanded Dispensary. Making these investments now presents an opportunity to save on future costs while ensuring the longevity of our renovation. This increased investment will ensure our facilities are well-equipped to sustain and advance the world-class care happening every day at AMC.

By contributing to the Gift of Love campaign, you empower AMC to meet the growing demand for veterinary care, invest in cutting-edge technologies, attract top-tier practitioners, and provide advanced training opportunities for interns and residents. Your support paves the way for a brighter future in veterinary care and education.

Areas of Investment

Schwarzman AMC Exterior Rendering

Located in the heart of New York City’s biomedical community, the renovated exterior will display AMC’s role as a preeminent institution for veterinary care and research. The Gift of Love campaign will expand AMC’s clinical and client space by 11,000 square feet.

A rendering of the new entrance at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

AMC Entrance

A rendering of the new Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

View from York Avenue

A rendering of the new lobby at the Animal Medical Center

The renovation of AMC’s main lobby will provide a warm, welcoming environment to the more than 100,000 patients, families, and staff who enter through AMC’s doors each year.

A rendering of the new emergency room at the Animal Medical Center

AMC is the only Level 1 Veterinary Trauma Center in New York City and one of only a few trauma centers in the country that can provide comprehensive care for small animal patients. AMC’s new Emergency Room will nearly triple its current footprint, adding needed equipment, exam tables, and cages.

A rendering of the new Intensive Care Unit at the Animal Medical Center

The new Intensive Care Unit will more than double its current size and be reconfigured to improve patient outcomes and promote a better healing environment, allowing patients to return to their families sooner.

The new Neurology suite at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

The future Neurology Suite at AMC will grow from 100 to 460 square feet to accommodate more clients suffering from spinal cord, brain, muscle, and nerve diseases.

A rendering of of the new special care unit at the Animal Medical Center

The Special Care Unit is where animals that are not in critical condition get the inpatient care they need. Relocated to the third floor, the new SCU will increase its footprint by nearly 40%, allowing AMC to accommodate more patients. Separate areas for feline and canine recovery will provide a more serene experience that promotes healing. The expansion will also include new amenity spaces for families and visitors.

A rendering of the new dog run at the Animal Medical Center

The 5,500 square foot expansion of the Special Care Unit will also include a new outdoor dog run, the Acquavella Family Dog Run and Park. This amenity will provide a controlled outdoor environment for canines during their inpatient stay.

The new Opthalmology suite at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

The future Ophthalmology Suite at AMC will allow for one of our fastest growing specialties to treat more patients every day.

A rendering of a new conference room at the Animal Medical Center

A 5,500 square foot expansion of the fourth floor will allow AMC to offer new programs and client amenities. The Integrative Health Center will include new services, including a medical day care facility, a nutritionist, pain management, and behaviorist services. The fourth-floor expansion will also include a new Education and Conference Center, which will nearly double its current size and provide flexible space for staff and ample space for public health education programs through the Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education.

A rendering of the new operating room at the Animal Medical Center

The new peri-operative suite will nearly triple the size of our current surgical space and will include five state-of-the-art operating rooms, one minor procedure room, a recovery room separated for canine and feline patients, and a new Central Sterile Center. These new operating rooms will be configured to accommodate the most advanced medical technologies.

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