Schwarzman Animal Medical Center Partners with KodiakCare to Provide Lifesaving Veterinary Care to Families in Financial Need

Press Release

(New York, N.Y. – December 6, 2022) The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) announced a major funding partnership with KodiakCare, a non-profit whose mission is to save the lives of dogs by providing funding for critical veterinary care to families who lack financial means. The partnership expands AMC’s 112-year commitment to providing charitable care as a non-profit hospital; in 2021 the hospital donated over $4.5 million in free or subsidized care.

KodiakCare’s funding will ensure that AMC’s Charlie’s Patient Assistance Fund (PAF) can provide additional lifesaving care to even more dogs in need. This will be especially useful in emergency situations where the cost to treat certain conditions exceeds the amount of funding that PAF can cover. KodiakCare’s contribution will offer AMC’s clinicians the opportunity to move forward with lifesaving treatments that would otherwise remain out of reach for many pet owners. Over the last decade, PAF has helped 762 pets and donated over $8 million in care. In 2021 alone, PAF provided $437,193 in complimentary care. Importantly, the decision to provide treatment will be made at the discretion of AMC’s clinicians based on the diagnosis and prognosis, ensuring that the dog’s health and well-being is the top priority.

“We are deeply grateful to KodiakCare for their generosity and support, which will enable us to provide even more vital urgent and emergency care to animals in need through Charlie’s Patient Assistance Fund,” said Kathryn Coyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC. “It is a true honor to help families in this way.”

“KodiakCare’s sole mission is to Save Lives, One Dog at a Time. Partnering with Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City will prevent more families from having to make the decision to euthanize their family dog, simply for financial purposes. Through this partnership, we know Schwarzman Animal Medical Center will be able to save more dogs and keep more families together. We are proud to bring KodiakCare to New York City and look forward to this partnership and all the ways we can give back to the community together,” said Glenn Shapiro, Founder, KodiakCare.

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 130+ 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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