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  • Holiday closure notice

    May 20, 2020Announcements
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

    Hello Riverbend Friends! Just an FYI that Riverbend Animal Hospital will be closed Friday May 22 and Monday May 25 for observance of Memorial Day. If you have an emergency with your pet, please see our emergency page for information on local emergency veterinary hospitals….


  • COVID 19 information updated 4.6.2020

    March 16, 2020Donation Stories
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    To Our Riverbend Clients The health and well-being of our community is paramount. That said, it is our priority to stay open to serve our patients. We are doing all we can to minimize risk of COVID-19.   On top of all the recommendations by the…


  • Hot Chocolate Run 2019

    November 15, 2019Donation Stories
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

                        Team Riverbend proudly walked and ran in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run to support Safe Passage in Northampton on Sunday December 8. It was a pretty cold morning, but our team all participated! Our team…


  • Thinking of getting another cat?

    November 15, 2019Announcements
    Author: Christina K White, DVM

    I love kitties.  And I love being a cat doctor. I’ve worked in two veterinary practices that took care of cats only. I led our Riverbend team through the AAFP training to become a Certified Cat Friendly practice. I’ve got two cats of my own….


  • Blue-green Algae – What’s the Fuss?

    September 12, 2019Announcements
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    This summer, blue-green algae has been in the news a lot. Dogs who are exposed get very sick without warning, and exposure can be fatal. Where is it coming from, and what can you do? Blue-green algae grows in ponds and is not algae but…


  • Anxiety-reduced Visits

    February 8, 2019Announcements
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    by David S. Thomson, DVM Lots of dogs and cats hate to go to the veterinary hospital. Hauled out of their home, loaded into the car, driven who knows how far, dragged into a noisy, slippery-floored, odd-smelling building by their anxious owner, they then encounter…


  • Hot Chocolate Run 2018

    October 19, 2018Announcements
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

    Once again, Riverbend Animal Hospital is proud to have a team participating in the Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passages. Taking place on Sunday December 2, the Hot Chocolate Run is a 5k Run and 3k Walk through downtown Northampton to promote freedom from…


  • So, You Found a Stray Cat…

    June 22, 2018Announcements
    Author: Kristin Neal, CVT

    Many of us have seen that cat, begging for food on our porch, bothering the birds around our feeders, teasing our indoor cats as they sit in the window. We don’t see fliers around the neighborhood, the cat isn’t wearing a collar, and we never…


  • Hot Chocolate Run 2017

    November 3, 2017Announcements
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

    Once again, Riverbend Animal Hospital is proud to have a team participating in the 14th Annual Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passages. Taking place on Sunday December 3, the Hot Chocolate Run is a 5k Run and 3k Walk through downtown Northampton to promote…


  • Volunteering with Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

    May 18, 2017Donation Stories
    Author: Sharon Sweeney

    It was a damp and dreary Sunday. The sky threatened to rain, but an intrepid band of volunteers still met to donate their time to help two families build their new house. This is the story of Riverbend at Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week…


  • “We’re so grateful for your welcoming smiles and compassionate care. Cheers!”

    Madeline and Don, Hatfield

    “Dr. Thomson is the Dustin Pedroia of veterinary medicine — determined, committed, talented, the ultimate teammate in what has been a very long season. Thank you for all you have done to help Tilly (and us) along this long and bumpy journey.”

    MJ and Anne, Sunderland

    “I know you care for many animals and yet, you made me feel as though Bella was the most important-you truly have a gift.”

    Linda, Leverett

    “Okay, alright, we admit it — we all like coming to Riverbend, not just the pets.”

    Chris and Tammy, Leverett

    “We are so grateful for all of the hard work you do! Thanks so much for being the best!”

    Pete and Luke, Greenfield