Pet Identification

One out of three pets becomes lost during its lifetime. At Riverbend, we use the HomeAgain® microchip program, the most widely used pet identification program in the country. At our hospital, a chip the size of a grain of rice is inserted under the skin with a needle and can be scanned by a veterinarian, shelter worker, or dog officer when a stray animal is found. HomeAgain is notified, and the company calls the owner directly.

If your pet is lost, call Riverbend as soon as possible. We maintain a current log of lost and found pets in the area, and we can advise you on ways to search for your pet.

“I never thought I would be able to run and play after I broke both my knees. It was a long road to recovery, but Melinda made my rehab a lot of fun!”

"Axel", Belchertown

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Lilly and Lisa, Wilbraham

“We feel privileged to have Micah in your capable and caring hands. We look forward to a long, long, long, healthy life with Micah.”

Magaly and Elizabeth, Northampton

“Thank you to everyone at Riverbend for taking such excellent care of Dylan (and his people) over the years, and especially during the final months of his life.”

Georgian & Rick , Florence

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Ellie, Sunderland