11/3 Friday

Furry Friday: Dog Massage Therapy with Dr. Leilani Alvarez - SOLD OUT!

Friday, November 3

This event is SOLD OUT. We apologize for any inconvenience. You can tune in to the livestream of the presentation here starting at 6:30pm.

Here’s your chance to visit the AKC MoD with your favorite furry friends! But, get your tickets early! These events typically sell out and we cannot guarantee there will be space the day of the event.

Roam the galleries with fellow dog owners and lovers during our pet friendly hours.
Free for Members at the Individual level and above; Non-Members $20 Humans, $5 Dogs. 

*If you will be attending with your dog(s), you will be required to sign a waiver upon entry.

Special for November 3rd: Dog Massage Therapy with Dr. Leilani Alvarez **rescheduled from October 6

Massage therapy has a wide range of physical and mental benefits for your dog. It is also a wonderful way to strengthen the bond you have with your canine companion.

Dr. Leilani Alvarez, Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation & Fitness Service at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC), will demonstrate massage techniques that you can do at home with your dog. Learn about the benefits of massage therapy and how you can incorporate these techniques into your dog’s daily routine.

The Schwarzman Animal Medical Center (AMC) is the world’s largest non-profit animal hospital with 130+ veterinarians providing the highest quality medical care across more than 20 specialties and services.  

Dr. Leilani Alvarez is the Director of the Tina Santi Flaherty Rehabilitation & Fitness Service at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City. She is a board-certified diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and is certified in veterinary acupuncture, canine rehabilitation, and advanced Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Alvarez graduated with high honors from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship and residency at the Animal Medical Center. She has been practicing integrative veterinary medicine for over a decade and leads one of just a few traditional residency programs in canine sports medicine and rehabilitation. In addition to running a busy integrative and rehabilitation practice, Dr. Alvarez is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences and has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.  

Out of courtesy to our neighbors, only service dogs and invited demonstration dogs are allowed in the museum.



Service animals are welcome in the museum. The museum entrance is wheelchair accessible via the building’s main plaza on the corner of Park Ave and E 40th Street. Accessible elevators are located on the first floor of the museum to the left of the admissions desk and gift shop. Public restrooms include accessible facilities.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact the museum.

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