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

More events coming soon!

Past Events

Pet First Aid Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2019: 6:00-7:00PM & 7:30-8:30 PM
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Seminar Room

Join members of AMC’s Emergency & Critical Care team to learn about some of the most common first aid emergencies they see in AMC’s ER. In this hands-on format, learn how you can keep your pet safe and what to do in an emergency. Note: this is not a certification course and pet CPR will not be covered.

Pet Emergencies: Quick Reference Sheet

Pet Cancer: What You Need to Know
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:00-7:00PM
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Seminar Room

Get the facts about cancer in pets with Dr. Nicole Leibman, Staff Doctor, Chief of Oncology.

“Meet the Trainer” Fair!
Thursday, January 31st, 3pm-7pm
Does your pet need some training? Not sure where to start or who to trust? Join us to meet several trainers who work throughout NYC and see who the best fit is for you and your pet! Well-socialized pets are welcome to join.

We’re happy to have the following trainers confirmed, check out their websites below for a sneak peek!

Animal Neurology with Dr. Abbie Lebowitz
Thursday, December 6, 6:00-7:00pm
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Seminar Room
Join Dr. Abbie Lebowitz, staff neurologist at the Animal Medical Center, as she discusses 3 of the top neurological conditions she sees: seizures, stroke, and herniated discs. Learn how veterinarians conduct a neurological exam and how they diagnose and treat these three complex conditions.
FREE & pet-friendly!

Going Viral: One Health Day
Thursday, November 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Seminar Room
Hear from veterinarians Dr. Paul Calle (Wildlife Conservation Society), Dr. Ellen Carlin (EcoHealth Alliance), and Dr. Sally Slavinski (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) about how human, animal, and environmental health are connected. They will discuss how their organizations work across fields to predict infectious disease outbreaks, stop them in their tracks, and prevent them from happening in the first place. AMC’s Dr. Phil Fox, Head of Cardiology, will moderate the discussion.

What Should You Feed Your Pet?
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30-7:30pm
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Seminar Room
Learn about pet nutrition with guest speaker, Dr. Laura Eirmann from Oradell Animal Hospital and Nestlé Purina. Note: this lecture will focus only on dog and cat nutrition.

View these free resources to learn more about nutrition for your dog or cat:

My Dog Loves Central Park Fair
Hosted by Central Park Conservancy
Saturday, October 20, 12:00-3:00pm
Central Park, Naumburg Bandshell, 72nd Street, New York, NY
Learn more

Halloween Howl
Hosted by Carl Schurz Park Conservancy
Sunday, October 21, 12:00pm-3:00pm (Raindate: October 28)
Carl Schurz Park, East 86th Street & East End Ave, New York, NY 10028
Learn more (PDF)

How to Create the Healthiest Home for Your Pet
Hosted by The Sill
Thursday, September 27, 6:30-9:00pm
Blank Studio NYC, 457 Broome Street, New York, NY
Cost: $18

Protecting One Another – A Pets and Service Animal Preparedness Fair
Hosted by NYC Emergency Management
Saturday, September 22, 10:00am-3:00pm (Rain date September 23)
Columbus Park, Brooklyn, NY
Learn more (PDF)

Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial EventHartsdale Pet Cemetery & Crematory Thursday, September 13, 6:00-8:00pm
Animal Medical Center, 6th Floor Conference Room
Thank you all for coming to our first Celebration of Life event to remember the pets we’ve lost and celebrate the lives we shared. Thank to our sponsor, Hartsdale Pet Cemetery for their sponsorship of this event.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos and words of love for their pets. Below is the memorial slideshow.

Learn more about AMC’s Pet Loss Support Group, and access additional resources for dealing with the loss of your pet.

Dear Mittens Presents: Pets + Travel
sday, August 8, 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 7, 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 10, 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 5 & Sunday, May 6, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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