Newsletter - December 2020


Growing Her Skill Set

Our own Gabby Louis recently completed her training to become an Animal Control Officer (ACO). One of GWLAH’s veterinary technicians, Gabby received her certificate after completing a seven-week course at Bergen County College Career Development Institute and 20 hours of field training. “I decided to become an ACO to help be a voice for animals,” Gabby said. “To help protect them, assist them, stabilize them and transport them, and also to help educate the public on Rabies and other zoonotic diseases.” ACO’s can sometimes have very physically and emotionally demanding duties, Gabby learned. “We handle all types of animals, from pets to wildlife, animal cruelty cases, abandoned animals and we help remove dangerous animals,” she said. “We also have the opportunity to give personal care to the animals housed at shelters.” If the personal care she gives each of our patients at GWLAH is any indication, Gabby is going to make a great Animal Control Officer! Congratulations Gabby! Well done!


New Year's Resolutions . . .

1. Eat better
2. Exercise
3. Take Bella for a check up at Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital

What to do when there is a chill in the air

With the cold weather now fully upon us, the ASPCA has the following tips for keeping your pets warm, safe and comfortable:

Source: ASPCA

O Tannenbaum !

Though it’s not the norm (because what was in 2020?), our office Christmas tree this year featured some rather unusual ornaments that, somehow, just seemed to work. What do you think? Let us know on our Facebook Page at


Good Riddance to 2020, Hello to 2021 !

As 2020 draws to a close, and 2021 approaches, the doctors and staff of Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital would like to wish you and yours a happy and healthy new year! Though our celebrations will probably look different this year, we hope you gather as you are able (Zoom anyone?) to count your blessings and welcome a brand new year, brimming with the possibility of an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.