Newsletter - November 2022


Spotlight on Dr. Price!

Many of you may know Dr. Price, but did you know that she became interested in veterinary medicine after nursing a duckling back to health?
"I have always had a love of animals and the natural world, something I inherited from my dad," Dr. Price said. "My dad was raising a flock of ducks in the backyard and one was attacked by a neighbor's dog. I was the one who ended up nursing it back to health, and it gave me a lot of satisfaction to be able to save a life."
After her first brush with animal medicine, Dr. Price said she was mentored by the vets at a practice that her mother worked at as a receptionist. From there, she got a job as a vet tech at a new clinic that opened up and delved more into the field.
Upon graduation from vet school, Dr. Price said it was a desire to be closer to her family that drew her to the north Jersey area.
"I wanted to be near my twin sister, who was working as a mechanical engineer in Summit, and found a position at the Wayne Animal Hospital, where I worked for about 10 years," she said.
After getting married and having a child, Dr. Price said she was starting to feel burnt out from the hours she was putting in and heard about a part-time position at Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital.
She's been here ever since, she said, keeping close to a different kind of family.
"Probably the thing I love most about GWLAH is the people," she said. "I like the closeness of a small private practice and the staff feel like family."
Although many clients know her for her amazing work with bunnies, Dr. Price said she loves to work with many different types of species, especially dogs.
"I have always appreciated dogs for their loyal and loving nature," she said. "Just being able to pet a dog or elicit a tail wag can bring so much joy and relieve stress on a hectic day."
When she isn't working with her patients or loving on her animals at home (dogs Luna, Klifford and Nova, cat Oreo, rabbit Gizmo and turtle Tud), Dr. Price enjoys a variety of different crafts, such as jewelry making, lamp working (making glass beads over a propane torch), ceramics, and, more recently, fiber crafts (hand spinning, weaving, knitting, crochet, needle felting, rug hooking, basket weaving and broom making).
As if all that didn't keep her busy enough, she also loves trail riding in the woods with her horse Sandy and playing music at her church.
"I learned to play the flute in grammar school and participated in high school band, and currently play at the Saturday night mass at my local church," she said. "Over the years, I have also experimented with guitar, dulcimer, oboe and violin."
Kudos for all you do for the pets and pet parents of GWLAH Dr. Price!


All of us here at GWLAH wish you and yours a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!


Holiday Pet Hazards


While Thanksgiving is a time of food, family and fun, it's best to keep the feast on the table, not under it. Avoid feeding the following foods to your pets on Turkey Day, as they can be hazardous to them if ingested.

If curiosity has gotten the best of your pet and they've gotten into the Thanksgiving fixin's, despite your best efforts, monitor them for signs of illness or distress and call us at (973) 728-2233 to have your mischief-maker looked at by one of our doctors.

If you find yourself in need of veterinary care at a time when we are closed, please call one of the following BEFORE you go:

As we gather with loved ones, let's remember to keep the celebration safe for our four-legged family members as well!

Cold Weather Reminder

As the outdoor temperatures drop, cats will frequently hide under vehicle hoods for warmth and protection from the elements.
Use caution when you start your vehicle in the cold, as there may be a cat taking shelter underneath, and slap the hood or open it for a quick inspection before getting inside.
This fall and winter, take a minute to survey before you start. You could save a life!


We've Been Trying to Reach You ...


About your pet's test results! Please be sure to leave the best contact number with our staff so we're able to easily reach you when calling about test results or with an update on your pet's condition.
Another problem we often run into when trying to reach pet parents is voicemail boxes that are full or haven't been set up yet.
Please make every effort to ensure that your voicemail is set up and available if you aren't able to take our call (but we would always prefer to speak with you!). Thanks for helping us help you!