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

“If a picture wasn’t going very well, I’d put a puppy dog in it.”

Norman Rockwell, artist

“Barney could not have had better care or felt more love than he did with his visits to see his friends at Riverbend. He always got the royal treatment!”

Candy and Jim, Springfield

We are so lucky to have you here in the Valley.

Liz and Julie, Northampton

“We could not be more thankful that Giacomo chose you as his vet!”

Aaron and JoAnn, South Deerfield

“Magic could hardly wait to burst through the door to see you…a true testament to the kindness and care she got at Riverbend. Thank you for being such an amazing bunch…to Magic and to me.”

Bobby D, Northampton