COVID-19 and your Pet’s Care
At Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital, the health and well-being of your pet and family are our top priority. As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, we have taken measures to reduce potential exposure to our clients, patients, and team members. We based the procedures on NJ State and NJVMA guidelines and regulations regarding our status as an Essential Business.
Please call the office so we can best direct you.
We will see medical cases but postpone elective procedures (spay, neuter, routine teeth cleaning, nail trims, shaving mats, etc.) We are able and need to provide veterinary medical care to prevent pain, suffering, and spread of zoonotic illnesses. The State of NJ has not issued an extension to Rabies vaccines and pets must stay current. Please call if you have any question or concern.
Clients are asked not to enter the hospital, to remain in their vehicle and to call the hospital (973) 728-2233 for assistance. You will be called by your dedicated veterinary technician for purpose of the visit and medical history. For your pet’s safety, you will then be asked to escort your pet to the front door. Your pet will be taken into the hospital from the entrance vestibule and brought to the examination room while you are requested to return to your vehicle. The doctor will examine your pet and will call you on your cell phone to discuss findings and plan of treatment (as applicable).
If you are feeling ill, we ask that you please call us before traveling to the hospital, so we can either reschedule your appointment, or in the case of an emergency, provide information on what to do upon arrival at the hospital.
To maintain safe social distancing for humans, detailed medical history will be taken by completing the following forms (as needed) prior to appointment:
Hospital Admission Form: https://www.gwlah.com/gwlah/forms/hosp_admis_form.pdf
Client Registration Form: https://www.gwlah.com/gwlah/forms/client_reg_form.pdf
Health Questionnaire: https://www.gwlah.com/gwlah/forms/patient_health_questionnaire.pdf
Authorization for Care Form: https://www.gwlah.com/gwlah/forms/Vet-Care-Auth-Form.pdf
These are interactive PDF's. If you are going to email it, please fill it out at your keyboard, save it and then attach it to an email and send it. Forms can be submitted via email to: email@example.com, printed at home, or faxed (973-728-9606. Please let your dedicated veterinary technician know if you submitted any forms at the time of intake.
We advise you to schedule your pet’s wellness appointment after April 15th. Please call if you have any questions or concerns. The doctors and veterinary technicians will try to assist you by phone.
Puppy/Kitten Vaccine Schedules:
Puppy and kitten currently on a vaccine schedule will continue to be followed. Drop off fecal testing for internal parasites should be done on all newly adopted pets. If you are in the process of adopting a pet currently, please speak with our staff.
Prescription Medication and Prescription Diet: We kindly ask for you to fill your prescriptions and preventatives at our office to help us support our staff. We are trying to keep our staff employed through this crisis and we need your help. We will continue to offer prescription to be mailed to clients at no charge with the exclusion of controlled substances. ( see below) If you need to pick up your pet’s medication, please call ahead. You will be asked to prepay, and it will be prepared for you for curbside pick-up.
We are closely monitoring the guidance from the CDC and local authorities regarding the spread of the virus to ensure that the actions that we are taking are comprehensive and appropriate. https://www.avma.org/sites/default/files/2020-03/COVID-19-What-veterinarians-need-to-know_031520.pdf
Happier News: The Win What You Buy monthly raffle remains active. We will use our database to generate raffle entries. No need to fill out a raffle slip. https://www.gwlah.com/gwlah/in-clinic-specials.html
Children's Art Contest to Support West Milford Animal Shelter Society: At Greenwood Lake Animal Hospital, we believe that children who learn the unconditional love of a pet are doubly blessed. The drawing contest is to inspire children to capture the love of their pet (and keep them occupied while social distancing). https://www.gwlah.com/gwlah/forms/photo-contest/Children-Art-Contest.html
Limited Time Offer - Free Shipping on Medications
We are offering clients the option of having medications shipped free to their homes (excluding controlled substances).
This is a limited time offer extended to our clients who may be self quarantined or who choose to practice social distancing.
For prescription diets, follow the link below for our Hills to Home Program.
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