Usdan Institute Events

The events listed here are held at the Animal Medical Center and are FREE and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Please contact the Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education at or at 212-329-8872 for additional information.

Upcoming Events

celebration of lifeCelebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event
Thursday, September 13th, 6:00-8:00pm
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Conference Room
Losing a pet is difficult and it can be hard to deal with feelings of grief and find closure. In honor of National Pet Memorial Day, join us to remember the pets we’ve lost and celebrate the lives we shared.

Hear remarks from:

  • Kate Coyne, CEO, Animal Medical Center
  • Dr. Nicole Leibman, Chief of Oncology, The Cancer Institute at AMC
  • Mary Brosnan, LICSW, Leader of AMC’s Pet Loss Support Group

We will be showing a pet memorial slideshow. If you’d like your pet to be included, please send an email to with your pet’s name, picture, and 1-5 sentences. This could include a message of love or a favorite memory.

This is a free event and is open to the public. Out of respect for others, we ask that you please leave any pets at home.

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Sponsored by:

Hartsdale Pet Cemetery & Crematory






Past Events

Dear Mittens Presents: Pets + Travel
sday, August 8th, 6:30-8:30pm
WeWork Soho, 69 Charlton Street, New York City
AMC’s Dr. Caitlin Roswell (Staff Doctor, Community Practice) will take part in a panel on Pets + Travel, hosted by Dear Mittens.

Usdan Institute Cocktail Hour
Thursday, June 7th, 6:00-8:00pm
Join the Usdan Institute for a cocktail hour and free microchip check at Manhattan’s first dog-friendly cafe, Boris & Horton!
Boris & Horton
195 Avenue A, New York City

Pet Insurance Fair
Thursday, May 10th, 3:00-7:00pm
AMC 6th Floor Seminar Room
Thinking about pet insurance? Don’t know which plan to choose? Stop by to learn more about your options from some of the top companies in the field (ASPCA Pet Insurance, Embrace, Nationwide, Petplan, and Trupanion).

Cat Camp
Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th, 10:00am-6:30pm (both days)
Penn Plaza Pavilion, 401 7th Ave., New York City
Special presentation by Dr. Carly Bloom on Saturday, May 5th, 4:30-5:30pm: Going Viral: FIV, FeLV, and Respiratory Diseases 
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit:

How to Choose the Right Pet for Your Family
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:30-7:30pm
Presented by Dr. Carly Fox, Staff Doctor, Emergency & Critical Care
92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

Pet Behavior
Friday, March 2, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
Jean DeNapoli, DVM, of Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center, offers insight into the most common behavior problems in pets.

Do you have comments on this lecture? Take our survey!

Lunar New Year Celebration
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm
Corner of E. 54th Street and Madison Avenue
A free event to celebrate the Year of the Dog. A percentage of the proceeds from participating retailers goes to AMC. Stop by our tent for a FREE oral exam for dogs.

Exercise for Dogs & Cats
January 25, 2018, 6:00-7:00pm
A conversation with Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Barry Cherno, Staff Doctor, Integrative and Rehabilitative Medicine.

Pet Poisons
December 7, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm
A conversation with Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Carly Fox, Emergency & Critical Care Staff Doctor.

One Health Day at AMC
November 2, 2017, 8:30am-7:00pm (various events held throughout the day)

One Health Day logo

One Health Day is a global campaign to bring awareness to the collaborative effort of health professionals in different fields to ensure the well-being of people, animals and the environment.

View videos from One Health Day:

Treating Seasonal Allergies: How to Help Your Pet
Presented by Dr. Mark Macina
September 28, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm

The Latest Treatments for Arthritis in Dogs
June 13, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm