Vaccinations

Our vaccination protocols are based on AAHA, AVMA and AAFP guidelines. We try to minimize the number of vaccines given over the lifetime of your pet, while offering necessary protection tailored to your pet’s exposures.

All pets, whether indoor or outdoor, are required by Massachusetts state law to have a current rabies vaccine for public health. Puppies and kittens are given an initial series of vaccines to build their immunity.

Core vaccines are recommended and administered to dogs and cats to protect them against highly contagious, prevalent, and potentially fatal diseases. Non-core vaccines are selectively recommended based on exposures due to geographic location and lifestyle and an assessment of risk/benefit ratio.

“From the first phone call, this has been the best veterinary experience I’ve ever had. You guys are great!”

Eric, Springfield

“I want you to know how much I appreciated everything you did for Scooter. You gave him a better quality of life for his last 2 years and I will be forever grateful.”

Cynthia, Longmeadow

“Just a little note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful care that you gave to Cooper and us. Everyone was so kind, caring and thoughtful that it put us at ease immediately.”

Sue and Jim, Springfield

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Maureen & Rollie, Warren

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.

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