Pain Management

Our goal is to improve health and relieve suffering. Pain impacts quality of life and diminishes the body’s ability to heal from sickness, trauma, or surgery. We are fortunate to practice veterinary medicine in a time when pain management for animals is recognized as basic care. There are many options available to relieve pain, including medications, surgery, physical therapy, and weight management.

AAHA & AAFP Pain Management Guidelines

“The love and support you all give to not only the animals but their people is truly remarkable.”

Tiffany and Billie Lee, Montague

“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

“The good folks at Riverbend get all the stars! We can’t thank them enough for their expertise, care and kindness.”

Heather and Jessica, South Hadley

“Thanks so much for taking such great care of Bearcat when he had his teeth out. He is now back to his high-jumping sweet self.”

Margot and Bri, Northampton

“Thank you for providing Gus with excellent service and attention over the past year. All of you have been extremely kind, patient and knowledgeable. Truly appreciated!”

Cori, West Springfield