Geriatric Medicine

Our older patients are some of our favorites. With good care, many of our seniors are active and content well into their old age. Semi-annual exams and appropriate lab work are often recommended to catch changes early on.

More than ever, we need your eyes at home to recognize the subtle changes that might signal pain or sickness. A shift in appetite or a change in behavior, for instance, is valuable information for us to assess and use in treating your pet.

And as with humans, extra weight is hard on aging bodies. Regular moderate activity is recommended to preserve your pet’s physical as well as emotional health.

More information on senior cats

“You were understanding of my fear and high level of anxiety throughout the process. I never felt rushed or dismissed at any question I had. Please know the wonderful impact you have in the world.”

Lisa, Wilbraham

“You have made us smile when we were down and have offered Spencer a much better quality of life!”

Linda and Edward, Southwick

“Your compassion helped us navigate through a challenging and unexpected situation and we feel so lucky to have found you.”

Sandra, Holyoke

“From our first visit to the last, we had an overwhelming great experience. The front end staff is super knowledgeable and welcoming. Dr. Thomson and his team are wonderful. I just felt Charlie was in the best care possible!”

Erica, Springfield

“You knew my loves, my blessed kitty loves. You handled them with care and skill and love. I am forever grateful to all of you.”

Marcie, Holyoke