Kathie Lee Gifford Joins Board of Trustees at Largest Non-Profit Animal Hospital in the U.S.

Kathie Lee Gifford Joins Board of Trustees at Largest Non-Profit Animal Hospital in the U.S.

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 three-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."

Kathie Lee Gifford is co-host of the fourth hour of TODAY, alongside Hoda Kotb. In 2014, she penned the critically-acclaimed TODAY, the Musical, featuring the hosts and crew of the show, and each month she writes a new song for the popular segment, Everyone Has a Story. Prior to NBC News, Gifford served as the co-host of Live with Regis and Kathie Lee for 15 years, where she received 11 Emmy nominations and was also a correspondent for Good Morning America. Ms. Gifford has starred in numerous TV programs and movies during her 40-year career and has written several musicals, including Broadway's Scandalous, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Actress. She also starred on Broadway in Putting It Together and Annie. Ms. Gifford has authored three NY Times bestselling books including: Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg, I Can't Believe I Said That, and the popular children's book Party Animals. Her book, Good Gifts, A Year in The Heart of a Home, raised over $1 million for the Salvation Army. She most recently launched GIFFT, a line of wine with the Scheid Family Vineyards in Monterey, CA. Ms. Gifford has two children, Cody and Cassidy, and resides in Connecticut with her two dogs, Lola and Bambino.

Established in 1910, the Animal Medical Center is a non-profit animal hospital 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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