Founded in 1910, AMC is a non-profit academic veterinary hospital dedicated to providing compassionate and collaborative care to animals and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through clinical research and education. AMC relies on the generosity of our donors to sustain those key components of our mission that require philanthropic support: education, research, and charitable care.
AMC’s Community Funds assist pets whose owners are unable to afford either basic or lifesaving specialty care, as well as rescue animals, guide dogs, and retired police and military dogs with over $1.7 million of care each year.
AMC is the largest postgraduate veterinary teaching institution in the world: over 2,500 residents and interns have trained at AMC.
In 2018, AMC had over 54,000 patient visits, a nearly 4% increase over the previous year.
AMC veterinarians are currently engaged in 28 clinical research studies to develop innovative treatments for patients suffering from heart disease, neurological disorders, kidney disease, cancer, osteoarthritis, and gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders.
In 2017, AMC hired a surgical oncologist, becoming one of only a few veterinary hospitals to employ a board certified specialist in this area.
“AMC is certainly busier than anywhere I’ll ever work again, so just managing a day here is an experience that no other resident in the country will get. This place is big and bustling, but I can always get a consult immediately from a senior staff doctor because he or she is just down the hall. This collaborative environment means that we can offer an amazing quality of medicine.”Dr. Beryl Swanson, former AMC Neurology Resident
“If it weren’t for the generosity of AMC’s Monty and Minny Fund, we would have had to choose between our home and our dog Snoot’s healthcare.”Joe Bowerman, owner of Snoot