Pamela Schwartz,

Role: Senior Veterinarian
Specialist in Surgery
Department Head of Surgery
Service Head of Surgical Service 3
Department: Surgery
Dr. Pamela Schwartz of the Animal Medical Center in New York City

Dr. Schwartz is a Senior Veterinarian and Department Head of Surgery at the Animal Medical Center. She graduated from Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2001 and completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at AMC in 2002, followed by a surgical internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Jacksonville, FL in 2003 and a Small Animal Surgery Research Fellowship at the University of Tennessee in 2004. She completed a surgical residency at AMC in 2007. Dr. Schwartz is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner. Her current interests and professional focus includes soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery, as well as minimally invasive surgery and regenerative medicine (such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma).

Board Certifications:


  • BS – Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1995
  • DVM – Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, 2001
  • Internship – The Animal Medical Center, 2001-2002
  • Surgical Internship – Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Jacksonville, FL, 2002-2003
  • Small Animal Surgical Orthopedic Fellowship – University of Tennessee, 2003-2004
  • Surgical Residency – The Animal Medical Center, 2004-2007
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 2010

Recent Publications:

Smola C, P Schwartz, A Caceres, M Kirsch, and Michael Pawenski. Computed tomography angiography aids in predicting resectability of isolated liver tumors in dogs. JAVMA (published online ahead of print 2023). Retrieved Aug 1, 2023, from

Schwartz, P. Current Concepts in Urinary Surgery. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. March 2022; 52 (2): 387-417;

Hyndman P, C Weisse, P Schwartz, and R Rosen. Dominant outflow vein occlusion in the management of naturally occurring peripheral arteriovenous anomalies in cats and dogs. J Vet Internal Med 2021;35:2876–2884;

Nye AK, J Luther, F Mann, K Mankin, H Phillips, K Goode, P Schwartz, et al. Retrospective multicentric study comparing durations of surgery and likelihoods of short- and long-term complications between cats positioned in sternal or dorsal recumbency for perineal urethrostomy.  J Am Vet Med Assoc. July 2020; 257(2): 114-209.

Ferrari J and P Schwartz. Prospective evaluation of feline sourced platelet-rich plasma using centrifuge-based systems. Front Vet Sci, 12 June 2020

Kalafut SR, P Schwartz, RL Currao, AS Levien, and GE Moore. Comparison of Initial and Postlavage Bacterial Culture Results of Septic Peritonitis in Dogs and Cats. J Am Ani Hosp Assoc. Sept/Oct 2018; 54(5): 257-266.

Corbin EE, RP Cavanaugh, P Schwartz, KI Zawadzki, and T Donovan. Splenomegaly in small- breed dogs: 45 cases (2005-2011). J Am Vet Med Assoc. May 2017; 250 (10): 1148-1154.

Harman R, Carlson K, Gaynor J, Gustafson S, Dhupa S, Clement K, Hoelzler M, McCarthy T, Schwartz P, Adams C. A Prospective, Randomized, Masked, and Placebo-Controlled Efficacy Study of Intraarticular Allogeneic Adipose Stem Cells for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Dogs. Front Vet Sci. 2016 Sep 16;3:81.

Nunley J, J Sutton, W Culp, D Wilson, K Coleman, R Demianiuk, A Schecter, G Moore, T Donovan, and P Schwartz. Primary pulmonary neoplasia in cats: assessment of computed tomography findings and survival.  Journal of Small Animal Practice.  Nov 2015, 56(11): 651-6

Shorenstein B and P Schwartz. What Is Your Diagnosis? Craniomandibular Osteopathy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Sept 2014, Vol 245, No 5: 491-492.

Monaco T and P Schwartz. What Is Your Diagnosis? Incomplete fusion of the Accessory Caudal Glenoid Ossification Center. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dec 2011, Vol. 239, No. 12: 1545-1546.

Gambino JM and P Schwartz. What Is Your Diagnosis? Hansen Type I Extrusion of the Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disc in a Dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, June 2010, Vol. 236, No. 11: 1177-1178.

Templeton MM, P Schwartz, and NJ Buote. Clinical Snapshot.  Urinary Bladder Avulsion. Compendium Continuing Education for Veterinarians. November 2009, Vol. 31, No.11: 503, 531-531.

Schwartz, P, JR Kovak, A Koprowski, LL Ludwig, S Monette, and PJ Bergman. Evaluation of prognostic factors in the surgical treatment of adrenal gland tumors in dogs: 41 cases (1999-2005). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Jan 2008,Vol. 232, No. 1: 77-84.

Schwartz, P.  Expert Commentator for Capsules: Canine Rectovaginal Fistula with Anal Atresia. The Current Literature in Brief. Clinician’s Brief. May 2008, Vol. 6, No. 5: 46.

Schwartz, P, JR Bellah, and D Wolfersteig. What Is Your Diagnosis? Intratracheal Plasmacytoma. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Apr 2005, Vol. 226, No. 8: 1299-1300.

Schwartz, P, JR Bellah, and FA Kennedy. What Is Your Diagnosis? Pulmonary Liposarcoma. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Mar 2005, Vol. 226, No. 5: 695-696.