Nonprofit animal hospital reports nearly 55,000 patient visits in 2022


The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City also expanded its veterinarian team last year.

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The nonprofit Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) in New York, New York saw 54,281 dogs, cats, and exotic pets for visits in 2022, and expanded its clinical team to help meet increased demand for patient services. These and other achievements were among the highlights found in the center’s 2022 Year of Comprehensive Care report.1

The report also revealed that nearly 20,000 of the center’s patients last year were seen in its’ emergency room with vomiting and diarrhea the most common reasons. Open 24/7, the AMC emergency room is the only Level 1 veterinary trauma center in New York City, according to an organizational release.1

Offering more than 20 specialties and services, AMC additionally revealed that it averaged 149 patient visits daily in 2022. The highest number of patients served was 224, occurring on both July 12, 2022, and July 19, 2022.1

Another achievment in 2022 was the hiring of 8 new senior veterinarians, bringing the center’s total number of veterinarians to 133. “Everyone at AMC is an expert in their role, and their dedication to our mission of world-class veterinary care ensures we’ll be able to navigate any challenge or opportunity that comes our way,” said Helen M. Irving, RN, MBA, president and chief executive officer of AMC, in the release.1

The hospital’s expansion extended to the physical location with a renovation project more than halfway to completion. This project is expected to increase clinical capabilities and capacity and includes the addition of a state-of-the-art linear accelerator in its radiation oncology suite, according to the release.1

Additionally, AMC provided nearly $4.4 million in donated care, internships for 30 postgraduate professionals, and had 29 peer-reviewed clinical articles published by AMC staff that will help drive advancements in veterinary medicine, according to the release.1 “The veterinary industry is changing rapidly, and I’m incredibly proud of how our team continues to embrace the evolving landscape and the unprecedented demand for our services,” said Irving. “AMC has been a leader in veterinary medicine and an institution in New York City for more than 100 years, and the work we’re doing today ensures that legacy will continue for another century and more.”


  1. The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center-New York City’s only Level 1 veterinary trauma center-saw 20,000 emergency and critical care patient visits in 2022. News release. Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. June 14, 2023. Accessed June 17, 2023.
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