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:

Prittie, J. and Ludwig, L. (2023). Pneumoperitoneum. In E. Monnet (Ed.). Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery . John Wiley & Sons.

Prittie, J. and Ludwig, L. (2023). Hemoperitoneum. In E. Monnet (Ed.). Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery John Wiley & Sons.

Prittie, JE. And De Stefano, J. (2023). Administration of Other Biological Products. In J.M. Burkitt Creedon and H. Davis (Eds) Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care. John Wiley & Sons.

Smith R, Mastrocco A, Prittie J, Weltman J. Comparison of Aural and Rectal Temperature in Dogs Presenting to an Emergency Room. Vet Med (Auckl). 2023 Jul 26;14:125-131. doi: 10.2147/VMRR.S411935.

Mastrocco A, Prittie J, West C, Clark M. A review of the pharmacology and clinical applications of levetiracetam in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). Published online November 21, 2023. doi:10.1111/vec.13355.

Matula E, Prittie J, Mastrocco A, et al. Delayed trans-foraminal brain herniation in a cat following bromethalin intoxication. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (accepted, citation to follow).

Wipond M, Prittie J, Mastrocco A, Donovan TA. Fatal exposure to quaternary ammonium disinfectant in 2 dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023 May-Jun;33(3):380-387. doi: 10.1111/vec.13299. Epub 2023 Apr 27. PMID: 37102439.

Matula E, Mastrocco A, Prittie J, Weltman J, Keyserling C. Microorganism colonization of peripheral venous catheters in a small animal clinical setting. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023;33(5):509-519. doi:10.1111/vec.13328.

Mastrocco A, Sahagian Α, and Prittie J. Phenibut toxicosis in a dog. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2023;33(4):472-476. doi:10.1111/vec.13313.

Sahagian MJ, Mastrocco A, Prittie JE, Weltman JG, Woods S. Retrospective analysis of the use of canine-specific albumin in 125 critically ill dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care. 2023; 1- 9. .

Pfeifer M, Prittie J, Zollo AM, Weltman J. Red cell distribution width, illness severity, and all-cause mortality in dogs admitted to the ICU. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022;32(2):168-172. doi:10.1111/vec.13146.

Crecraft C, Prittie J. Electrolyte derangements, hyperlactatemia, and cardiac abnormalities secondary to refeeding in three dogs: Case report. J Am Animal Hosp Assoc. 2021;57(6):294-300.

Crecraft K, Prittie J, Mastrocco A. Hypoglycemia and presumptive rhabdomyolysis secondary to lisdexamfetamine toxicosis in 3 cats.  J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022;32(1):113-118. doi:10.1111/vec.13150.

Mastrocco A, Cazzolli D, and Prittie J. The effect of storage at 4°C on the canine-specific albumin product on sterility and albumin concentration. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2021; 31(5): 574-577.

Sepuya RG, Dozeman ET, Prittie JE, Fischetti AJ, Weltman JG. Comparing diagnostic findings and cost of whole body computed tomography to traditional diagnostic imaging in polytrauma patients. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022;32(3):334-340. doi:10.1111/vec.13189.

Lefman S and Prittie J. High rise syndrome in dogs and cats. J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio). 2022;32(5):571-581. doi:10.1111/vec.13206.

Weltman J and Prittie J. The influence of a fast track service on case flow and client satisfaction in a high volume veterinary emergency department. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2019; 31(5): 608-618.

Mastrocco A and Prittie J. Early and aggressive surgical debridement and negative pressure wound therapy to treat necrotizing fasciitis in three dogs. Vet Surg 2021; 50(8):1662-1669.

Blutinger A, Zollo A, Weltman J, Prittie J. Prospective evaluation of plasma lactate parameters for prognosticating dogs with shock. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2021; 31(3):351-359.

Prittie J. The role of cryoprecipitate in human and canine transfusion medicine. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2021; 31(2): 204-214.

Spurlock N and Prittie J. Use of human intravenous immunoglobulin in veterinary clinical practice. Vet Clin Nor Amer Small Anim Pract 2021; 50(6): 1183-1468.

Denroche K, Prittie J, and Fox P. Septic pericarditis caused by a migrating grass awn in a cat. J Cardiology 2021; 36:14-19.

Mastrocco A, Blutinger A, Baine S, and Prittie J. Use of injectable lipid emulsion and sodium bicarbonate to treat severe cardiovascular collapse secondary to lamotrigine toxicosis in a dog. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2021; 258(5): 510-514.

Cazzolli D, Prittie J, Fox P, et al. Evaluation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in a heterogeneous canine ICU population. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2019; 29(6):605-610.

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 2019; 29(3).

Lefman S and Prittie J. Psychogenic stress in hospitalized veterinary patients: Causation, implications, and therapy. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2019; 29(2).

Dozeman ET, Prittie JE, and Fischetti AJ. Utilization of whole body computed tomography in polytrauma patients. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2012; 30(1):28-33.

Prittie J and Cazzolli D. Crystalloids versus colloids., In Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine 2018: pp 1103-1114.

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 2018; 32(3).

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 (accepted for publication)

Aharon M, Prittie J and Buriko K. Controversies of Glucocorticoid Use in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(3): 267-277.

Griego M, Buriko K and Prittie J. An in vitro comparison of 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 and 6% hydroxyethyl starch 670/0.75 on measures of blood coagulation. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(1): 44-51,

Langfitt E, Prittie J, Buriko K and Calabro J. Disorders of Micturition in Small Animal Patients: Clinical Significance, Etiologies, and Management Strategies. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(2): 164-177.

Gottlieb D, Prittie J and Buriko K. Evaluation of Acute Traumatic coagulopathy in Dogs and Cats Following Blunt Force Trauma. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2017; 27(1): 35-43.

Olan N and Prittie J. Retrospective evaluation of Procalamine administration in a population of hospitalized dogs: 36 cases (2010-2013). J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2015; 25(3): 405-415.

Cazzolli D and Prittie J. The crystalloid-colloid debate: Consequences of resuscitation fluid selection in veterinary critical care. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2015; 25(1); 6-19.

Young B, Prittie J, Barton L, et al. Decreased central venous oxygen saturation despite normalization of heart rate and blood pressure post shock resuscitation in sick dogs. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014; 24(2).

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

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)