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  • Covid and Curbside, 1 year later

    March 19, 2021Donation Stories
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

    All of us at Riverbend would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our clients, who have been incredibly patient and supportive of us during this past year. Who would have ever thought, a year ago, that we’d still be doing this! You all…


  • Curbside Service during Covid-19

    June 22, 2020Donation Stories
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

    During this pandemic, everyone is doing curbside service-restaurants, stores, even your veterinarian. Curbside service is a practice that most veterinary clinics have started during this time. As essential services, we have worked hard to stay open to serve your pet’s needs during this difficult time…


  • Covid 19 update 3.2021

    May 29, 2020Announcements, Uncategorized
    Author: Sharon Sweeney, CVT

    It has been a long winter but spring is around the corner! We want to thank everyone for being patient and working with us during this difficult time.  Currently, the office is open 8am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9am to 3pm…


  • 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, 2019Uncategorized
    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…


  • 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…


  • “How could so many awesome people work under one roof? I guess it starts at the top. Years ago when David left Rowley, it was a no-brainer to follow him to Hadley.”

    Rich, Kathy and Zuzu, Monson

    “Every time I see your posts, my heart warms. When we think of you, we feel all the kindness and smarts and love you bring to your work. You are all remarkable. Thank you from Marcella and all of us.”

    Anat and Catherine, Northampton

    “From the first phone call, this has been the best veterinary experience I’ve ever had. You guys are great!”

    Eric, Springfield

    “Over and over again you have been available to us when our furry family members have had serious problems. It is always easier dealing with those tough times because of your love, caring, and compassionate ways.”

    Ann and Peter, Longmeadow

    “Thank you to everyone at Riverbend for your help and support with Electric over the past few years. We feel so fortunate to have such a great vet!”

    Ellie, Sunderland