Celebrated television personality, singer and author Kathie Lee Gifford joins the Animal Medical Center’s (AMC) Board of Trustees.

She will serve on the 32-member board for a three-year term.

Ms. Gifford is co-host of the fourth hour of TODAY alongside Hoda Kotb. A devoted humanitarian, she is a 3-time Emmy-winner, New York Times best-selling author, playwright, producer, singer, songwriter and actress.

Driven by technological and scientific breakthroughs and dedicated to pioneering effective therapies and treatments, AMC is recognized worldwide as a leader in providing compassionate and collaborative care and advancing veterinary medicine through novel research on naturally-occurring diseases and education.

Each year, AMC veterinarians handle nearly 50,000 patient visits and provide the most advanced treatments available in veterinary medicine today. AMC’s Intern and Residency programs are some of the most coveted positions within the veterinary community for specialty care training. Since inception, nearly 2,000 veterinarians have graduated from AMC’s education programs and are now practicing specialty medicine around the country and across the globe.

“As AMC continues to grow and looks to the future, we welcome Kathie Lee Gifford to our Board,” said Kathryn Coyne, AMC’s Chief Executive Officer. “By expanding our Board with members who align with our mission, AMC is assured of exceeding its strategic goals of bringing our organization to the next level of growth and becoming a valuable information resource for pet owners not only in New York but around the country.”

“The Animal Medical Center is one of New York City’s most beloved and vital institutions,” said Ms. Gifford. “As an animal lover, I’m especially proud to be part of such an extraordinary institution like the Animal Medical Center and I look forward to working with them.”

“We are fortunate to have Kathie Lee Gifford on the Board,” said Robert Liberman, AMC’s Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “She brings a new dynamic and perspective that will inspire our efforts going forward.”

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