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

“You were there for me through every crisis and saved his life three years ago, so that we had more time together.”

Mady, Amherst

“Sage would never have made it to fifteen with comfort and dignity had it not been for your caring and compassionate help. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”

Maureen & Rollie, Warren

“Okay, alright, we admit it — we all like coming to Riverbend, not just the pets.”

Chris and Tammy, Leverett

“Just a little note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care that you gave to Cooper and us. Everyone was so kind, caring and thoughtful that it put us at ease immediately.”

Sue and Jim, 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