Newsletter - May 2022


Dr. Louer helps Djion Holness into her (white) coat

During Saturday afternoon's White Coat Ceremony at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Louer had the special honor and privilege of helping Djion Holness into her coat.
According to the school, students receive a white coat – the symbol of professionalism and empathy in the practice of medicine – at these ceremonies to alert them to the need to balance excellence in science with humane patient care.
The event is also an acknowledgment and acceptance of professional values, growth and commitment, as students assume the responsibilities of the practice of veterinary medicine and its obligations before supportive witnesses.
Additionally, Cornell's ceremony honors the mentors who have provided support and encouragement along the way by allowing them to help their students into their white coat.
After learning from Dr. Louer for two summers at Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital, Djion chose Dr. Louer to be her coater.
Congratulations Djion and Dr. Louer!


We don't know them all, but we owe them all

GWLAH remembers and honors those who have fallen in service to our country this Memorial Day


Skunk season

There are few things that smell worse than skunk spray. With baby skunks making their debut in April and May, and mother skunks liable to spray if they feel threatened, having a de-skunking recipe on hand can really be a nose-saver!
If your dog is sprayed, immediately check their eyes. If there's any redness or irritation, flush them with cool, running water.
Step 1: In a large bucket, mix together the following:

Step 2: Clean and rinse
Wearing rubber gloves, apply the "skunk solution" to your pet, avoiding their eyes or mouth. Work the mixture briskly through their fur, but don't leave it on too long, as the peroxide can bleach fur and irritate skin. Rinse thoroughly.
Step 3: Finish with a mild pet shampoo
Shampoo and rinse your pet completely. Towel dry and keep your pet warm while air drying.


Veterinarians Without Borders Ukraine Animal Crisis Emergency Appeal

As the war in Ukraine continues, Veterinarians Without Borders is partnering with on-the-ground shelters to provide desperately needed resources.
According to the Canadian charity, more than 100,000 dogs, cats and other pets are in urgent need of food, water and veterinary care.
The group is working with three animal humanitarian agencies to get the basics where they need to go, which includes 700 Ukrainian animal shelters and 1,200 drop-off points for food delivery where pets are sheltering with their humans.
If you would like to help the animals of Ukraine, please consider making a donation to Veterinarians Without Borders. You can donate HERE ( ).