Screening

We recommend regular screening to be sure pets are as healthy on the inside as they appear to be on the outside. Animals do not always show outward symptoms of infection or disease until a condition has advanced. It is best to identify problems early, when medical or surgical intervention can be most helpful for your pet.

Common screening tests include a 4DX (Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Erhlichia) test, fecal analysis, complete blood count, full blood chemistry profile, and urinalysis. These screening tests aim to detect disease and help keep your animal healthy.

We also perform blood and urine tests as part of our pre-anesthetic screening. These tests help determine how well a patient can tolerate anesthesia and what the best anesthetic protocol might be for the patent.

 

“Dr. Thomson is the Dustin Pedroia of veterinary medicine — determined, committed, talented, the ultimate teammate in what has been a very long season. Thank you for all you have done to help Tilly (and us) along this long and bumpy journey.”

MJ and Anne, Sunderland

“I’ve been to four different vets in the area looking for the one place that cares about my pup as much as I do. I found that place at Riverbend! I have been blown away by their level of professionalism, kindness, empathy and support. I will be forever thankful!”

Michael, Northampton

“We love Riverbend. The staff is the best, everyone is highly knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. They also keep great records, which is helpful if you are not great at record-keeping, yourself.”

Sharon and David, Sunderland

“Thanks so much for taking such great care of Bearcat when he had his teeth out. He is now back to his high-jumping sweet self.”

Margot and Bri, Northampton

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

Liz and Julie, Northampton