New York's Animal Medical Center Provides Advanced Treatments For Pets

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Veterinarian Josh Steinhouse retrieves surgical instruments while... Foto di attualitàAnimale,Attrezzo chirurgico,Cane,Composizione orizzontale,Interessi dell'uomo,New York - Città,Sanità e medicina,Stati Uniti d'America,VeterinarioPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Veterinarian Josh Steinhouse retrieves surgical instruments while operating on a dog at the Animal Medical Center on December 12, 2012 in New York City. A team of veterinary specialists removed bladder stones from the pet during the surgical prodedure in the hospital's $3.5 million hybrid operating suite, the only one of its kind in the United States. The non-profit Animal Medical Center, established in 1910, has 80 veterinarians in 17 specialty services that treat up to 40,000 animal visits annually. Clients bring in their pets from around the country and world to the teaching hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side for specialized high tech treatment. The American Pet Products Association estimates that Americans would spend more than $50 billion on their pets in 2012, $14 billion of that in veterinary care alone. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)