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A new $3.5-million dollar state-of-the-art surgical unit was recently unveiled at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) of New York City. Dubbed The Katharine and William Rayner Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy Suite, it is the only type of surgical unit of its kind in the entire world.


“We are so deeply grateful to Katharine and William Rayner for their generous support and for their vision in helping The AMC take veterinary medicine to the next level,” said Kathryn Coyne, CEO of The AMC

The AMC is the first and only veterinary facility in the United States to include Interventional Radiology & Endoscopy via a suite, coupling that with therapeutic options by offering complete IR/IE services led by world-class, veterinary interventional experts, Drs. Chick Weisse and Allyson Berent.


The AMC interventional specialists will be able to continue in their innovative and revolutionary procedures and expand their expertise into new clinical pioneering research efforts. Interventional Radiology combines minimally-invasive surgery with contemporary imaging techniques such as video x-rays or endoscopy to assist the veterinarian in guiding tiny instruments (such as needles, catheters and stents) to a designated area.


We strive to be a national leader in animal care and it is essential that our facilities reflect that role.  The new Katharine and William Rayner Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy 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,” adds Coyne.


The suite was made possible through the Katharine Rayner Fund for The Animal Medical Center at the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta as advised by Mr. and Mrs. William Rayner.
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