THE ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER (the "amc") operates an institute for veterinary education and specialty care, clinical research and charity care for companion animals at its facility located in New York city.
$31.1m annual program spend • Postgraduate education and specialty care for over 50 years, amc has set the standards for postgraduate education. Our internship and residency programs are the most prestigious in the country, receiving hundreds of applications each year. In 2018, we welcomed 25 interns selected from 250 applicants. In 1964, amc established its internship and residency programs for veterinary school graduates. Since then, over 2,000 veterinarians have participated in amc's postgraduate program. Participants in the internship and residency programs develop and refine clinical skills and diagnostic abilities utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach, under the tutelage of some of the world's finest veterinarians. They gain valuable insights through intensive rotations in 17 different veterinary specialty services, over 150 hours of lectures, and are trained in the most advanced practices, therapies, and technologies. Upon completion of their amc education, graduates are prepared to establish or join a quality private practice, engage in clinical research or continue specialty training. Additionally, residency graduates are eligible for board certification in his or her chosen field in order to obtain specialist status, making them viable candidates for positions in private specialty practices, academia and the veterinary industry as a whole.the postgraduate experience at amc provides a firm foundation for a life dedicated to the betterment of veterinary medicine. Intern and resident graduates often become leaders in their chosen fields and are known for making groundbreaking discoveries. They are recognized as published authors in medical journals and textbooks; they share their expertise worldwide as renowned speakers, and continually work to help improve their peers', as well as their own, clinical acumen - a pursuit among the noblest of the veterinary profession.
$5.6m annual program spend • Community outreach and the usdan institute for animal health educationfounded on the mission to preserve and strengthen the human-animal bond, the amc's compassionate programs and community funds provide free or subsidized care to pets of families suffering financial hardship. The programs also support working guide dogs, animal rescue groups, and retired police and military canines. We remain committed to serving those most in need in our community and will continue to ensure that new funds are created as new needs arise. Amc to the rescue - established in 2013:amc to the rescue was established to provide subsidized specialty care to animals currently cared for by rescue groups, whose health has become an obstacle to their adoption. Many of those treated are able to find their 'forever home' due to the care received at amc. In 2018, this fund donated care to 90 animals. Buddy fund - established in 2006:for many, the cost of cancer treatment can be prohibitively expensive. This fund works to alleviate financial burden by providing free or subsidized care to those in need, allowing owners to provide the most advanced cancer care, while keeping beloved pets with their families throughout their therapy. Frank v. d. lloyd fund for guide dogs - established in 1960:this fund provides free wellness and preventive veterinary care for the working guide dogs of our visually impaired clients, regardless of financial need. Without proper medical attention, even a minor injury or illness can end the career of a service animal, along with the extraordinary partnership it shares with its owner. In 2018, this fund treated 200 animals offering over $742,000 in care. Honey bunny and rou german shepherd fund - established in 2013:the honey bunny and rou german shepherd fund provides specialty veterinary care to rabbits and german shepherd dogs of clients in need.kiki white umbrella cockatoo avian fund - established in 2014:this program helps to subsidize the cost of specialty veterinary care for all birds owned by families with limited financial means.monty and minny fund - established in 2010:this fund - named after two standard poodles treated at amc - was created to help provide rehabilitation services for pets whose owners can't afford such care. In cases of surgery, arthritis, obesity or neurological issues, non-invasive therapies such as underwater treadmills, therapeutic laser, spinal manipulation, deep-tissue ultrasound, acupuncture or a specially designed fitness program, can be crucial to recovery.patient assistance fund (paf) - established in 1997:the patient assistance fund helps amc care for the pets of those who cannot afford the full cost of treatment, by providing free or subsidized emergency veterinary services. In 2018, this fund treated 106 animals offering over $369,000 in care. Seniors' animal veterinary effort (save) - established in 1975 :the save program provides free or subsidized general and emergency veterinary services for the pets of low-income seniors, who are often their only companion. In 2018, this fund treated 169 animals offering over $253,000 in care. Pet loss support group:because we know that the death of a beloved pet can cause sadness, anger and sometimes guilt, amc created the pet loss support group - a comforting place to share experiences and feelings in a supportive and compassionate environment with the assistance of a licensed social worker. These meetings are free and open to the public.2018 marked the first full year of programming for the usdan institute for animal health education. We aim to inform and empower pet owners and to educate the public. With our staff of over 100 doctors and the knowledge gained from more than 100 years of experience, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the best and most up-to-date information for all your pet health needs. The usdan institute shares pet health information through in-person events, social media, website content, and more. In 2018, we hosted or participated in 18 events, added over 1,000 people to our e-mail list, and broadcast 12 episodes of 'ask the vet' on sirius xm stars channel 109.
$1.3m annual program spend • The caspary research institute the caspary research institute was established to study naturally occurring disease in companion animals. Its research has focused on improving clinical diagnosis of patient symptoms, upgrading and developing newer, more accurate, and safer diagnostic tests, and identifying risk factors and prognostic indicators of disease that assist pet owners' understanding, and therapies that benefit patient outcomes. We collaborate and partner with biomedical centers and allied scientists in projects that mutually promote advances in animal and human health, often with the one health initiative. Our goals are to develop new insights in disease detection, effective management, improved quality of life and longevity, and disease prevention. This contributes to expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in health care applicable to human medicine, veterinary care, and the environment. Amc has won competitive grant awards to support such studies from the morris animal foundation, the winn feline foundation, the canine health foundation of the American kennel club, among others. Additional funding has been obtained from sponsorships, including idexx, aratana therapeutics, merial one health, and 2 million dogs foundation. Starting in 2013, amc joined, and remains at the forefront of, the one health initiative. This concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for human medicine, veterinary care and the environment. The effort is designed to foster advanced health care by accelerating biomedical research discoveries, enhancing public health efficacy, expanding the scientific knowledge base, and improving medical education and clinical care for all species. In keeping with this commitment, THE ANIMAL MEDICAL CENTER hosted its inaugural one health conference in 2015. In november 2018, we continued our efforts to support one health with amc's fourth annual one health conference, connecting human and veterinary medicine, a comparative approach to image-guided procedures.topics and speakers:-opening remarks: hal l. folander, MD, svp, chief medical strategy officer, network chairman, department of radiology, st. luke's university health network, amc board of trustees member-keynote address: craig glaiberman, MD, vascular & interventional radiology specialist, sutter health "one world health: nothing ventured, nothing gained"-comparative interventional oncology with dr. craig glaiberman & chick weisse, vmd, dacvs, interventional radiologist, amc-reverse translational medicine in endourology: benefits of treating animals and humans with demetrius bagley, MD, facs, urologist, thomas jefferson university & allyson berent, dvm, dacvim (saim), interventional endoscopist, amc-vascular anomalies in humans and animals with robert rosen, MD, avm center director, interventional radiology & endovascular surgery specialist, the avm center of New York at lenox hill, & dr. chick weisse-gi interventions: similarities in animals and humans with mark schattner, MD, fasge, agaf, gastroenterologist, memorial sloan kettering cancer center, & dr. allyson berent-closing remarks: dr. chick weisse.