Animal Medical Center in New York City, the largest and most comprehensive multi-specialty nonprofit animal hospital in the world, has announced gifts totaling $20 million from four donors to ensure it remains at the forefront of veterinary medicine.
The gifts of $5 million each from Elaine Langone, Katharine Rayner, Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl, and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation will help the organization continue to meet the demand for its services and programming. AMC employs more than a hundred vets across seventeen specialties, and as a leader in veterinary research and education it routinely collaborates with human medical centers such as Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU Langone Health, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In 2018, AMC recorded fifty-four thousand patient visits, a 30 percent increase since 2009.
"Animal Medical Center's postgraduate education program, which draws hundreds of applications each year for its coveted internship and residency positions, sets the standard in veterinary medicine," said Michael Kellen, speaking on behalf of the Kellen family. "The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation is honored to make this gift to train the next generation of veterinary leaders."
"We are deeply grateful to Elaine Langone, Katharine Rayner, Emilia Saint-Amand Krimendahl, and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation for their generous support and vision in helping AMC take veterinary medicine to the next level," said AMC chief executive Kathryn Coyne. "These gifts will help us continue our commitment to pioneering effective therapies, seeking safer and more accurate methods to diagnose illnesses, and advancing medical and veterinary knowledge through a variety of clinical and academic programs."