Two Doctors Join Animal Medical Center’s Emergency and Critical Care Service, Boosting New York City’s Busiest Animal Emergency Room

December 18, 2017

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Barbara Ross, Ross Public Relations,, 201-236-1771

The Animal Medical Center (AMC), the nation’s largest non-profit animal hospital with 20,000 emergency visits a year, today announced the appointment of two new board certified specialists to its Emergency and Critical Care Service: Lisa J. Bazzle, DVM, DACVECC and Joel G. Weltman, DVM, DACVECC.

Dr. Bazzle was a Criticalist at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in Sorrento Valley, CA and a Clinical Instructor, Small Animal Emergency/Critical Care at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in Small Animal Emergency/Critical Care at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Bazzle has authored several published articles and her Overview on Anesthesia and Analgesia for The Textbook of Small Animal Emergency Medicine is in press. She has been awarded and completed work on several research grants.

Dr. Weltman was a Clinical Care Clinician at Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center in Waukesha, WI and a Clinical Instructor at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his residency in Emergency and Critical Care at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and a rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at NYC’s Animal Medical Center. Dr. Weltman is completing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin focusing on the control of breathing. He has several journal articles pending publication and his thesis focuses on neuroplasticity of the spinal cord.

AMC, a leading veterinary trauma center, is fully equipped to handle all emergencies and life-threatening traumatic injuries. AMC’s Emergency and Critical Care Service treats over 20,000 emergency patients each year utilizing the most advanced diagnostics, therapies, treatments and care.

“I am very pleased to welcome Drs. Bazzle and Weltman to the AMC family,” said Kathryn Coyne, Chief Executive Officer at AMC. “Each brings strong clinical experience that will serve to reinforce the highest level of quality patient care at AMC’s Emergency and Critical Care Service.”

“In addition to their advanced clinical expertise Drs. Bazzle and Weltman will both greatly contribute to our clinical research and teaching missions as the Animal Medical Center continues to contribute to the veterinary profession and train new generations of emergency and critical care specialists,” said Richard Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), DECVIM-CA, Chief Medical Officer at AMC.

“It’s such a privilege to join the AMC team and have the opportunity to work on such diverse patient cases in NYC’s busiest animal emergency room,” said Dr. Bazzle.

“Having been trained by and honed my skills at AMC, I feel fortunate to join the AMC staff and work in the largest non-profit animal hospital in the country, and one of the most esteemed teaching animal hospitals in the world,” said Dr. Weltman.

About Animal Medical Center
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