Based in New York City, The Animal Medical Center has served the needs of domesticated animals and their owners for well over a century. The medical facility is located in Manhattan's Upper East Side and treats domesticated animals of all kinds, including dogs, cats, hamsters, and guinea pigs. The Animal Medical Center also provides care for smaller exotic animals, including turtles, birds, snakes, and various reptiles. Currently, the clinic sees over 50,000 visits a year. In order to meet the specific needs of its diverse clientele and the center’s robust caseload, the facility employs a support staff of 350, as well as over 80 veterinarians, many of whom are board certified.The Animal Medical Center has its roots in the Women’s Auxiliary to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which was founded by Ellin Prince Speyer in New York in 1906. Created with the intention of providing care for the animals of New York, the Women’s Auxiliary to the ASPCA boasted a membership of over 120 people and founded a pet care clinic, which treated over 6,000 animals within its first year. In 1910, the society opened up a new, three-story hospital, which eventually took on The Animal Medical Center name in 1959.What began as a small clinic based on volunteering and donations has now grown into one of the biggest small-animal hospitals in the world. However, despite its size, The Animal Medical Center still focuses on providing personalized care for its patients. Beyond regular check ups, The Animal Medical Center offers specialized treatments in a variety of fields, including dentistry, cardiology, dermatology, neurology, orthopedics, and more. The facility also includes a 24/7 emergency and critical-care unit, where domesticated animals can receive immediate treatment in times of crisis.The Animal Medical Center also provides services for pet owners too, including the Pet Loss Support group, which meets every other Tuesday. To learn more about The Animal Medical Center, visit the facility's website at www.amcny.org.