Schwarzman Animal Medical Center Expands Cardiology Service Adding Two Board Certified Cardiologists

Samantha Kochie, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology) and Carl Toborowsky, MS, MA, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology) Appointed Senior Veterinarians

Press Release

(October 3, 2022 – New York, N.Y.) The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC), the largest non-profit animal hospital in the world, today announced the expansion of its Cardiology service with the appointment of Samantha Kochie, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology) and Carl Toborowsky, MS, MA, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology) as Senior Veterinarians.

AMC’s renowned team of cardiologists rapidly diagnose and effectively manage heart failure and many other diseases that may develop during a pet’s life utilizing state-of-the- art technology, including echocardiography and doppler echocardiography.

Dr. Samantha Kochie most recently served as a Staff Clinician in Cardiology at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbus, OH and completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at Tufts University Foster Hospital for Small Animals in North Grafton, MA. Dr. Kochie then returned to Ohio State to complete a Cardiology Residency.

Dr. Carl Toborowsky earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC, followed by a Cardiology Specialty Internship at BluePearl Partners in Southfield, MI. Dr. Toborowsky then completed a Cardiology Residency at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

“I am thrilled to return to AMC after completing externships here in both Small Animal Cardiology and Small Animal Internal Medicine,” said Dr. Samantha Kochie. “I had an incredible extern experience at AMC and look forward to once again, working with the most knowledgeable and skilled veterinarians in the field today.”

“I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to work alongside my brilliant colleagues to provide outstanding and compassionate care to patients with cardiovascular disease,” said Dr. Carl Toborowsky. “It is an absolute privilege to get to provide optimal cardiac care for pet owners in the greatest city in the world.”

“It’s my privilege to welcome Samantha Kochie and Carl Toborowsky to the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center family,” said Philip Fox, DVM, MSc, DACVIM/ECVIM (Cardiology), DACVECC, Senior Veterinarian, Specialist in Cardiology, Service Head of Cardiology, Vincent Astor Chair in Comparative Medicine at Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. “With their distinctive skill sets and the addition of two board certified cardiologists, I am confident that they will make significant contributions to both patient care and AMC’s clinical research efforts.”

About the Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center

The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) is the world’s largest non-profit animal hospital, with 120+ veterinarians providing the highest quality medical care across more than 20 specialties and services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our mission to provide the best in care, research, and education has been the foundation of our work for over a century. Learn more at:

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