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  • COVID 19 information updated 4.6.2020

    March 16, 2020Announcements
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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…


  • Feed Your Cat Wet Food

    September 13, 2016Announcements, Wellness News
    Author: Christina White DVM

    Feline specialists are now recommending cats eat canned food for all or most of their diet. As we will explain below, the doctors at Riverbend, too, recommend a wet diet over a dry diet. Veterinarians used to tell cat owners to feed dry food because…


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