April 26, 2015

amc_logoThe Puccini Foundation has made a $50,000 donation to The Animal Medical Center in New York, a national leader in animal health care since 1910.

The contribution creates a fund at The AMC for the Puccini Foundation in partnership with Blue Buffalo and Petco Foundation. The AMC will use the donation to provide financial assistance to pet parents who can’t afford their pets’ cancer treatment at the hospital, and for pet cancer research.

“Through the Puccini Foundation’s partnership with Blue Buffalo and Petco Foundation
in support of The AMC, we anticipate achieving significant strides in our goals to
understand the causes of and treatments for cancer in animals and to improve the lives
of both animals with cancer and the humans who love them.”

Kate Coyne
Chief Executive Officer

“The Animal Medical Center holds a special place in my heart. Puccini Foundation is thrilled to support the important work being done at The AMC,” said Linda Wassong, founder of the organization. The clinical trial which extended the quality and quantity of life for her dog Puccini, the inspiration for the Foundation, took place at The AMC. That same clinical trial resulted in the development of ONCEPT, the first ever USDA-approved cancer vaccine for use in humans or animals.

Puccini Foundation is grateful to Blue Buffalo and the Petco Foundation for creating this partnership opportunity with us, and looks forward to growing the fund at The Animal Medical Center through future grants and contributions from Blue Buffalo, the Petco Foundation and individuals donors. To support these life-saving programs, please donate to Puccini Foundation: click HERE.

The academic veterinary hospital promotes the health and well-being of companion animals through advanced treatment, research and education. The AMC staff includes nearly 100 veterinarians who utilize an interdisciplinary team approach combining expertise in more than 25 key veterinary specialties and services  through inpatient and outpatient care, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Its Education Division offers internships and residencies to doctors of veterinary medicine, along with continuing education and postgraduate programs. Working with premier organizations studying cancer and other diseases in humans, The AMC’s Caspary Research Institute conducts comparative oncology studies of naturally occurring cancer in companion animals, as well as other clinical investigations to enable more effective diagnosis, advanced medical and surgical treatment and prevention.

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