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.

“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

“You have always treated her exceptionally well, and despite her being so “special” she loved all of you and you loved her back.”

Jim and Rosalee, Granby

“I asked my mom to write and tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you today. Thanks for being so nice to me. I can’t wait to see you again. Purr, purr, purr!”

"Lucy", Holyoke

“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

“The communication, education and attention given to the pet owners before, during and after the surgery is so appreciated by our family.”

Lee Ann, Union, CT