Welcome to Manhattan’s Animal Medical Center (AMC), an establishment where the furry, scaly, and feathered patients are treated with the utmost care and dedication. Just like any other hospital, AMC takes care of those suffering from a range of illnesses, injuries, and conditions, but unlike your average ER, the reward for a job well done is a long and satisfying cuddle with the patient. Whether it's a cat or dog, or something entirely more exotic, it's true that they make the best patients.
AMC has earned the right to call itself one of the best and most advanced animal hospitals in New York City. From X-rays, scans, and broken bones, to alternative treatments for a range of conditions, the patients presented in the reception of the ER are rarely able to surprise or shock the staff.
However, if the team's medical care is world class, then the dedication and kindness with which furry patients are treated is far beyond. It's true that many pet parents are paying more than they would to treat a human relative, but during a 13-hour shift alongside veterinarians and critical care nurses, one Business Insider reporter found that these helpless pets are treated with as much respect. Indeed, the staff members at the hospital enjoy pushing the boundaries of animal medicine, and regularly study alongside human doctors and practitioners in order to ensure that the pets they treat are receiving the same standard of care.
Cuddles appear to be a huge part of the job, too. AMC Emergency and Critical Care Nurse Sue Maraczi isn't averse to a quick snuggle, even if the patient has already been treated, or isn't considered critical enough to be seen right away.
However, as she explained to Business Insider, nothing can beat a little comfort when a pet is first brought into the ER: "You have to consider that they are sick, they don't feel well, they're in a weird place, there's unfamiliar faces."
When it comes to medical care for our pets, we'll often do anything it takes to ensure they receive the very best. How reassuring it is, then, that the teams assigned to undertake such treatments are equally caring.
Keep up the good work, everyone!