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

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

Chris and Tammy, Leverett

“The practice seems to center on providing comprehensive, loving care for animals, which you can learn easily by sitting in the waiting room talking to other happy pet parents.”

Nicole, East Longmeadow

“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

“I know you care for many animals and yet, you made me feel as though Bella was the most important-you truly have a gift.”

Linda, Leverett

“Thank you to everyone at Riverbend for your help and support with Electric over the past few years. We feel so fortunate to have such a great vet!”

Ellie, Sunderland