Celebrating NYC’s Animal Medical Center in Wellington, Florida

February 28, 2017

Contact Information:
Barbara Ross, Ross Public Relations, bross@rosspr.com, 201-236-1771

The Animal Medical Center (AMC) was the toast of the town last weekend at the beautiful home of Elizabeth Monaco and Neil M. McCarthy in Wellington, Florida. Nearly 120 guests enjoyed a lively evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting Animal Medical Center’s compassionate Community Funds. These funds, most of which provide free or subsidized care for pets whose owners need financial assistance, lie at the heart of AMC’s mission to protect and strengthen the profound connection between people and their pets. A video shown throughout the evening enabled guests to learn more about AMC to the Rescue, a fund which offers free specialty care to animals rescued by non-profit groups when the animal’s health presents an obstacle to adoption. Ms. Monaco and Mr. McCarthy, a long-time AMC board member, were instrumental in establishing this fund. “Neil and I were thrilled to open our home to the Animal Medical Center,” said Libby Monaco McCarthy. “We have been passionate supporters for 25 years and always want others to know about the important work being done at this amazing facility every day.”

Co-chairs for this elegant event included: Donna Acquavella, Jenny Dunion, Emilia Fanjul, Alex Hamer, Keith Johnson, Emilia Krimendahl, Elaine Langone, Neil McCarthy, Elizabeth Monaco, Barbara Nitsch, Holly Orlando, Patty Raynes, Glen Senk, John Talley, Lyman T. Whitehead and Cathy Zicherman.

“It was such a pleasure to celebrate with animal lovers in Wellington,” said Kathryn Coyne, CEO of Animal Medical Center. “Even though we’re located in New York City, AMC’s reach goes well beyond the metropolitan area as we have trained thousands of veterinarians who now work in specialty hospitals and practices throughout the world. Furthermore, since AMC’s groundbreaking research and treatment advancements impact both human and animal medicine, it’s important to connect with a wider audience,” adds Coyne.

About Animal Medical Center
The Animal Medical Center is dedicated to providing compassionate and collaborative care to animals and to leading the advancement of veterinary medicine through innovative clinical research and education. For more information, visit www.amcny.org.

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