Approximately 60,000 dogs, cats, and exotic pets were cared for by the nonprofit animal hospital in 2021.
The Stephen & Christine Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC)—a nonprofit animal hospital—has had its best year in annual patient visits in 2021 as it cared for 59,565 dogs, cats, and exotic pets.1
According to an organizational release, the spike in demand for veterinary care at AMC displays the industry-wide rise in pet ownership brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.2 To address this, AMC has been actively hiring clinical staff and recently underwent a transformative, $100 million renovation and expansion of its flagship Upper East Side location to increase patient capacity.
“The bond we share with our animal companions is unlike anything else,” said Kathryn Coyne, AMC CEO, in the release.2
“And I am so proud of our staff for meeting the exceptional challenges of the past year to provide lifesaving care to help keep so many pet families together. Our Gift of Love Capital Campaign and hospital renovation couldn’t come at a better time for AMC and for the companion animals of New York City," she continued.
What’s more, AMC completed its goal of charitable care, postgraduate education, and pioneering research by funding $4.5 million in donated care. It acquired 41 new veterinary interns and residents, and honored the publication of 39 peer-reviewed articles by AMC staff.2