The Animal Medical Center of New York City plans to unveil its new $3.5 million hybrid interventional radiology and endoscopy surgical unit this evening.
The Katharine and William Rayner Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy Suite is the first hybrid operating suite for animals in the world, according to the center. The center’s interventional experts, Chick Weisse, VMD, and Allyson Berent, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM), started treating patients at the facility about three weeks ago.
Examples of disorders being treated interventionally at the AMC are:
• Kidney, ureteral, and bladder stones
• Tracheal collapse
• Various tumors
• Canine incontinence
• Liver shunts
• Blood clots
• Nasopharyngeal stenosis
“The [suite] is another example of the cutting-edge technologies offered by the AMC in our continuous effort to provide exceptional, more-advanced veterinary care and to significantly enhance the AMC’s teaching and research programs,” said AMC CEO Kathryn Coyne.
The unit also includes in-room cameras with the capability to project live to 50 hospitals across the country.
The project was made possible through the Katharine Rayner Fund for the animal Medical Center at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta as advised by the Rayners.