Thanks Mom For Letting Me Have One

There were the gerbils, the hamsters, and the money you blew on Habitrail links. There were the fish…the bags and bags of fish over the years, and the months you nagged me to clean the tank, and, because I never complied, the slight smell of swamp whenever you entered...

Our Nurse Has Something She Wants To Tell You

 At Animal Medical, we take great pride in our nursing team.  Not only have most of our nurses gone through the rigorous training and testing process to become recognized by the New York State licensing board, but all are committed to caring for our patients and...

A Happy Ending for Everyone at Animal Medical of New City

Children Lose Young Cat To Kidney Failure The doctors at Animal Medical had been working very hard on a case that involved a young cat in Kidney failure.  Despite all of their best efforts and amazing at home care by the family, the disease was progressing too fast...

Picking a Child’s First Pet

Choosing Your Child’s First Pet According to the statistics compiled by the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs are the most popular American companion animal, followed closely by cats, then birds and horses. Among the exotic or cage animals (which...

New Kitten Care

By Jessica Vogelsang, DVM A tinny “meow,” the scratchy tickle of a teensy tongue — few things are as delightful as the introduction of a new kitten to the house. Don’t be fooled, though. As small as kittens are, the number of items you can accumulate in...

Should I Get a Bird As a Pet?

There’s more to getting a bird than simply buying a cage (although more on that below). Birds are delicate and complex creatures that need lots of loving care and attention to be happy and healthy. So don’t be fooled, playing them Sesame Street to see their...