34 episodes

Your favorite radio show about pets is now a podcast! In partnership with Sirius XM, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center presents ‘Ask the Vet,’ a podcast all about the pets we love and how to care for them. Dr. Ann Hohenhaus answers questions for pet parents, chats with leading animal experts, and talks about the most concerning issues for our furry friends.

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    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Your favorite radio show about pets is now a podcast! In partnership with Sirius XM, the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center presents ‘Ask the Vet,’ a podcast all about the pets we love and how to care for them. Dr. Ann Hohenhaus answers questions for pet parents, chats with leading animal experts, and talks about the most concerning issues for our furry friends.

    34. Therapy Dogs Comfort Patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with Jane Kopelman

    34. Therapy Dogs Comfort Patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with Jane Kopelman

    Dr. Ann Hohenhaus interviews Jane Kopelman who serves as consultant to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s ‘Caring Canines’ therapy dogs. Jane is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and a Certified Therapy Dog Team Evaluator for pet partners. Tune in as they discuss:
    How Jane's interest in therapy dogs beganWhat makes a good therapy dog?How you get a therapy dog used to the hospital environmentThe importance of the therapy dog's handlerWhere else can therapy dogs work besides hospitalsWhy therapy dogs are so meaningful for peopleCan therapy dogs get stressed?How to participate in the Caring Canines programAlso on this month's show: 
    Viral trending animal story about the journey of a panda family from Washington D.C. to ChinaAnimal news, including Golden Retriever Stella's incredible survival in the Alaskan wildernessPet Health Listener Q&A Do you have a pet question for Dr. Hohenhaus? Email askthevet@amcny.org to have your question answered on Ask the Vet's Listener Q&A.

    Watch our discussion The Cat's Meow: How Cats Evolved from the Savanna to Your Sofa with Dr. Jonathan B. Losos.

    Watch Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs and Cats with Dr. Elizabeth Appleman.
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    • 51 min
    33. Vet Tech Week 2023 with AMC Chief Veterinary Technician Nancy Patsos

    33. Vet Tech Week 2023 with AMC Chief Veterinary Technician Nancy Patsos

    Dr. Ann Hohenhaus interviews the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center's Chief Veterinary Technician, Nancy Patsos. With 20+ years of experience at AMC, Nancy plays an important role in managing the Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) workforce and related patient care services. She ensures compliance with patient safety standards and fosters the professional development of LVTs. Tune in as they discuss: 
    What led to Nancy's career as a Veterinary TechnicianOne of Nancy's most memorable patient cases at AMCWhy Nancy has stayed at AMC for over two decadesWhat is a Veterinary Technician?The ways LVTs can advance their career and how AMC is creating more career ladders for techniciansAMC's first Vet Tech ConferenceAlso on this month's show: 
    Viral trending animal story about a black bear who decides to hang out on a catamaranAnimal news, including a stray dog rescued by crocodilesPet Health Listener Q&A Do you have a pet question for Dr. Hohenhaus? Email askthevet@amcny.org to have your question answered on Ask the Vet's Listener Q&A.
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    • 45 min
    32. Navigating Pet Loss with Veterinary Social Worker Judith Harbour and Author Sara Bader

    32. Navigating Pet Loss with Veterinary Social Worker Judith Harbour and Author Sara Bader

    Dr. Ann Hohenhaus speaks with Judith Harbour, Veterinary Social Worker at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. Judith provides support and counseling to AMC staff and veterinary clients. She also facilitates AMC's Pet Loss Support Group. Listen as they discuss:
    What people commonly experience when they lose a beloved petAdvice for people coping with the loss of a petSecondary loss and how it contributes to griefWhy pet loss groups are helpfulJudith's role in supporting the wellbeing of veterinary staffWays people can celebrate and honor the life of their petDr. Hohenhaus also interviews Sara Bader, author of The Book of Pet Love and Loss: Words of Comfort & Wisdom from Remarkable People. Tune in to hear: 
    What inspired Sara to write a book about pet lossHow Sara found the quotes for her bookSara's favorite quote about pet love and lossWhat Sara learned from writing her bookDoes Sara have a new cat?Also on this month's show: 
    Viral trending animal story about what made a baby giraffe very uniqueAnimal news, including how stray dog Scout escaped a shelter to become a medical care nursing home residentListener Q&A Do you have a pet question for Dr. Hohenhaus? Email askthevet@amcny.org to have your question answered on Ask the Vet's Listener Q&A.
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    • 52 min
    31. Meet AMC's New President & CEO

    31. Meet AMC's New President & CEO

    Dr. Ann Hohenhaus interviews the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center's new President and CEO, Helen M. Irving, RN, MBA. Tune in as they discuss: 
    The furry members of the Irving householdHow a nurse from London, England became AMC's President and CEOLessons from human healthcare that Helen is now applying to leading a veterinary hospitalDifferences between human and veterinary hospitalsExciting and surprising things about AMCHow Helen describes AMC to her friendsAlso on this month's show: 
    Viral trending animal story about the the gathering of hundreds of Golden Retrievers in ScotlandAnimal news, including Rufus, the trained Harris hawk, who ensures the Wimbledon tennis courts are kept clear of pigeonsListener Q&A Do you have a pet question for Dr. Hohenhaus? Email askthevet@amcny.org to have your question answered on Ask the Vet's Listener Q&A.
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    • 48 min
    30. Is Your Pet's Diet Healthy? Veterinary Nutrition with Dr. Catherine Ruggiero

    30. Is Your Pet's Diet Healthy? Veterinary Nutrition with Dr. Catherine Ruggiero

    Dr. Hohenhaus interviews Dr. Catherine Ruggiero, a board-certified Veterinary Nutritionist, and Manager of Scientific Communications at Hills Pet Nutrition. Tune in as they discuss: 
    Why Dr. Ruggiero wanted to become a veterinarian and focus on nutritionTips on what to feed your petReliable sources for pet food nutrition informationCommon problems with homemade diets for petsWhat terms like "natural" and "limited ingredients" mean on pet food labelsWhy it's good to keep the original pet food packaging you purchasedThe Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and their role in the pet food industryWays to help keep your dog or cat at the right weightAlso on this month's show: 
    Viral trending animal story about how a cement barrier couldn't keep rescue dogs Brenda and Linda apartAnimal news, including the bond between a scuba diver and a small mouth bassListener Q&A Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

    • 50 min
    29. Behind the Scenes of a Veterinary Internship & Pilots N Paws with Dr. Kelly Muller and Anne & Andrew Zeneski

    29. Behind the Scenes of a Veterinary Internship & Pilots N Paws with Dr. Kelly Muller and Anne & Andrew Zeneski

    Dr. Ann Hohenhaus speaks with her colleague, Dr. Kelly Muller, intern and future resident at AMC. Veterinary interns are fully-licensed veterinarians who have chosen to complete advanced training, often in preparation for a residency and board certification. Listen as they discuss:
    When Dr. Muller knew she wanted to become a veterinarianHow Dr. Muller’s internship year is helping her become a specialist in neurologyWhat makes an internship at AMC especially valuableDr. Muller’s goals for her upcoming residencyWhat Dr. Muller would like listeners to know about veterinary internshipsDr. Hohenhaus also interviews Anne and Andrew Zeneski, volunteers with Pilots N Paws, a wonderful non-profit organization dedicated to transporting rescue pets to their forever homes. Tune in to hear: 
    How Pilots N Paws helps rescue animals Where dogs commonly fly to and from Why student pilots make great volunteers How Pilots N Paws connects with animals in need Anne’s in-flight role Spreading the word about Pilots N Paws Also on this month's show: 
    Viral trending animals, including how Oddball and his human, Swampy Marsh, helped save Little Penguins in Australia’s Middle IslandAnimal news, including the rescue animals who had their own shining moment at the Met Gala, and the birth of a pair of the world’s rarest pigletsListener Q&A Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

grrlgamerr ,

Great listen

I look forward to the monthly drops of the Ask the Vet podcast. Dr. Holhenhaus is an animal nerd in the best possible way, her enthusiasm about animals and veterinary science is infectious. She brings on great guests with diverse areas of experience and also shares fun animal news highlights. I loved hearing about dentistry on big cats; and I wished the conversation with the Pekingese breeder and competitive show handler was longer, honestly, to discuss the ethics of breeding since puppy mills are a controversial topic right now.

Two of our dogs have been patients at AMC, and it’s truly an amazing place with fantastic vets, technicians and staff. I love the free outreach they do in the form of this podcast and the ongoing Usdan webinar series on different veterinary topics for laypeople.

32nd. ,

Great info for animal owners!

Have listened on SiriusXM radio for several years. Ann Hohenhouse is a well educated Vet.

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