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Jennifer Prittie,

Role: Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care
Department Head of Emergency and Critical Care
Service Head of Critical Care
Director of The Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl Institute for Trauma Care
Emergency and Critical Care Residency Program Director
Department: Emergency & Critical Care
Dr. Jennifer Prittie of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dr. Jennifer Prittie is the Department Head for the AMC’s Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Service, leading a group comprised of criticalists, staff emergency doctors, and ECC residents and specialty interns. Dr. Prittie also functions as part of the ECC technician management team, overseeing dedicated, licensed veterinary technicians. Additionally, Dr. Prittie serves as director of the AMC’s veterinary trauma center initiative and is a co-chair of the national Veterinary Committee on Trauma (VetCOT). She directs AMC’s internal transfusion service and serves on the education and infectious disease control committees. Dr. Prittie has been an associate editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care for the last decade.

Dr. Prittie received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine, after which she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and residencies in both Small Animal Internal Medicine and Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the AMC. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and has been a Senior Veterinarian at AMC since 2002. In addition to her clinical duties, Dr. Prittie serves as director of the AMC ECC residency training program, overseeing resident clinical training, board preparation, and research and publication; she has over 35 publications spanning 20 years.

Dr. Prittie has specific professional interests in trauma and shock, respiratory physiology, fluid resuscitation, transfusion medicine, and prevention of hospital-acquired infections. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking and reading. She and her husband, Chad, have 2 boys, Benjamin and Thomas, and two Australian Cattle Dogs, Persephone and Seraphina, who are siblings to each other and the boys.

Board Certifications:


  • BA – Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • DVM – Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Blacksburg, VA

Recent Publications:

A preliminary investigation into the association of chloride concentration on morbidity and mortality in hospitalized canine patients. Libin MB, Weltman JG, Prittie J. Vet Med (Auckl). 2020 Jul 15;11:57-69. doi: 10.2147/VMRR.S253759. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32766124

Use of human intravenous immunoglobulin in veterinary clinical practice. Spurlock N, Prittie J. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2020 Nov;50(6):1371-1383. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2020.07.015.PMID: 32896436 Review.

Utilization of whole body computed tomography in polytrauma patients. Dozeman ET, Prittie JE, Fischetti AJ. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2020 Jan;30(1):28-33. doi: 10.1111/vec.12918. Epub 2019 Dec 25.PMID: 31876070

Sylvane B, Hohenhaus A, and Prittie J. Impact of cross-match on posttransfusion packed cell volume following transfusion of packed red blood cells in transfusion-naïve anemic cats. J Vet Intern Med- SA-384 (in review)

Cazzolli D, Prittie J, Fox P, et al. Evaluation of vitamin D levels in a heterogeneous canine ICU population. J Vet Emerg Crit Care – 17-08-0008 (accepted for publication)

Lefman S and Prittie J. Psychogenic stress in hospitalized veterinary patients: Causation, implications, and therapy. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (in press)

Zollo A, Ayoob A, Prittie J, et al. Utility of admission lactate concentration, lactate variables, and shock index in outcome assessment in dogs and cats diagnosed with shock. J Vet Emerg and Crit Care ()

Von Roedern M, Buriko K, Prittie J, et al. Investigation of iron status and markers of inflammation in anemic and non-anemic hospitalized cats. J Small Anim Practice (in press)