Animal Medical Center Honors AMC Healthcare Heroes at Virtual Top Dog Gala

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Dogtor Loki, AMC Top Dog Honoree.

The Animal Medical Center (AMC) honored AMC Healthcare Heroes at this year’s virtual Top Dog Gala for their incredible sacrifices to deliver world-class veterinary care throughout the pandemic. The December 8th virtual event also honored two remarkable working dogs.

The event raised $1.4 million and the digital program featured a moving tribute to the healthcare heroes, interviews with AMC leadership and the honorees, as well as animated animals with voiceovers by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, acclaimed actress Candice Bergen, and the star of Hamilton, Miguel Cervantes.


Animated animals with voiceovers by Broadway legend Bernadette Peters, Candice Bergen, and the star of Hamilton, Miguel Cervantes, hosted the virtual gala

The benefit was co-chaired by Nancy Kissinger, Elaine Langone, Marianne Mebane, Elizabeth Monaco McCarthy, and Annette de la Renta. Inimitable designer and event producer David Monn was responsible for the creative concept and flawless execution of this unique virtual gala.

“It is with heartfelt pride that we honor our AMC Healthcare Heroes, who have been on the frontlines since the beginning of the pandemic. These individuals have dedicated their lives to helping animals, and COVID-19 didn’t change that. In the darkest of days, when the world stopped, they were here,” said Kathryn Coyne, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC

The virtual Top Dog gala can be viewed here.


CEO Kate Coyne and AMC Healthcare Heroes.
Board Chairman Robert Liberman and Kate Coyne.
Dr. Ann Marie Zollo accepting award on behalf of AMC Healthcare Heroes.
Dogtor Loki, AMC Top Dog Honoree.
Dogtor Loki.
Caroline Benzel and Dogtor Loki.
Dogtor Loki.
Kate Coyne presenting medal to Hunter.
Hunter with his Certificate of Appreciation.
Hunter with Cadets.
Hunter.
Hunter.
Hunter showing off.
AMC Trustee Emilia and Pepe Fanjul, and their furry family members, Heather and Thor, enjoy the festivities.
L. to r.: Robert Reeg with Hunter; AMC Trustee Virginia Burke tuning in with her beloved dog, Ginger.
Guests dressed up to watch the virtual gala and celebrate AMC’s heroes.
L. to r.: David Monn and his team celebrating as they event goes live; Top Dog Gift Basket.
David Monn and team watching the virtual gala.
Gala guests of all ages enjoyed the evening’s special tributes.
Dylan Lauren’s dog, Jersey, enjoys a special gift basket sent to all guests.
Ellen Marcus and her dog Chloe celebrating AMC healthcare heroes.
Pop-up waiting room at AMC.
Retrieving a patient in AMC’s makeshift waiting room.
Preparing patient check-in paperwork.
Dog in AMC waiting room.
Playful puppy.
AMC veterinarian examining a guinea pig.
AMC veterinarian examining a bird’s wing.
AMC veterinarian examines a dog
AMC veterinarian examines a patient in Community Practice.
AMC veterinarian with patient.
AMC’s Healthcare Heroes have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
AMC Healthcare Heroes.
Patient discharge at AMC.

As this challenging year comes to an end, here’s a look back at some memorable moments from Top Dog Galas throughout the years.


AMC Trustee Nancy Kissinger, Dylan Lauren, Kate Coyne, and AMC Trustee Elaine Langone.
L. to r.: Kate Coyne and David Monn; Elaine and Kenneth Langone.
Elizabeth Monaco McCarthy, Georgina Bloomberg, and Kate Coyne.
Barbara Walters.

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