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 and your staff have taken these frightening experiences and helped comfort us through these surgeries.”

Jim and Susan, Springfield

“The communication, education and attention given to the pet owners before, during and after the surgery is so appreciated by our family.”

Lee Ann, Union, CT

“You helped me become strong; you helped me walk and you eased my pain and gave me so much love and attention and the BEST COOKIES EVER!”

"McCoy", Northampton

“I want to thank all of you for helping me thru this most difficult time. Peanut was so special and precious. Thanks again for your support and caring.”

Lorraine, Westhampton

“I’ve been to four different vets in the area looking for the one place that cares about my pup as much as I do. I found that place at Riverbend! I have been blown away by their level of professionalism, kindness, empathy and support. I will be forever thankful!”

Michael, Northampton