Manhattan's Animal Medical Center is always open to help - New York News

Manhattan's Animal Medical Center is always open to help

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

This hospital waiting room on East 62nd Street in Manhattan is bustling this afternoon with pets.

Welcome to the Animal Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital where your pet could get anything from physical therapy to a more involved procedures likes cat scans, dialysis and even surgery.

Sally Hodder brought her golden retriever, Lucy, to the ER because her back legs gave out.

"There are bad illnesses that people get that dogs get that there's really no effective therapy, but what you have to know is that you did everything possible."

The animals enter on the second floor and go into triage to determine the severity of their case.

Maury, a Cockapoo, was brought in earlier this week with a torn ligament. He had surgery.

But that is not the most common problem Dr. Bryan Gelman has seen in the ER.

"In New York City a lot of these animals especially dogs when they go on walks, they pick up things off the street," Gelman said. "We do see a lot of toxicity we see a lot of traumas whether it's unfortunately they get hit by a car when they're walking or they get lose on a leash, or an altercation with a housemate or a friend, another dog, dog bite type of thing."

The Animal Medical Center is open 24 hours a day and treats all types of pets. One time doctors even treated a 250-pound pig from Brooklyn.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:27:34 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this.... The 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this.... The 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

    Man struck and killed by NYC subway train

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-19 19:19:38 GMT
    A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
    A man in his 60s was killed by an oncoming train in midtown Manhattan after jumping on the tracks to grab his personal belongings that fell.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices