Animal Resources

  • AAFP- American Association of Feline Practitioners
    We are the trusted leaders in feline health and welfare for the veterinary community and cat caregivers.

  • AAHA – American Animal Hospital Association
    The only organization that accredits veterinary practices in the United States and Canada. AAHA sets the standard for quality animal care.

  • AAHA Healthy Pets
    Pet care resources from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) featuring articles, blogs, ask-a-vet, adoptable pets, community events, and more.

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
    Information for pet owners about surgical procedures, recovery, and post-surgery home care.

  • American Heartworm Society
    Reliable information about canine and feline heartworm disease.

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    General pet health information, as well as downloadable PDFs on medical, surgical, and behavioral topics.

  • Angell Animal Medical Center

  • Animal Alliances
    Training, education, and behavior modification using positive methods.

  • Argus Institute of the Colorado State Veterinary Teaching Hospital
    Grief resources and information, as well as a memorial resources list.

    The ASPCA works to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with shelters nationwide. Website also has general information on pet care, pet loss, kids & pets, and videos.

  • ASPCA Poison Control Center
    Vital information regarding pet poisoning.

  • Berkshire Humane Society
    Pittsfield, MA

  • Bright Spot Therapy Dogs
    An organization that provides training for pets and owners interested in becoming a therapy dog team.

  • Cat Friendly Practice
    The Cat Friendly Practice® program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by reducing stress and making visits easier for cats and caregivers. Riverbend Animal Hospital is proud to be a Certified Cat Friendly Practice.


  • Catnip Newsletter
    Monthly newsletter with feline medical and behavioral information from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

  • CatWatch
    Newsletter from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center.

  • Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center
    Contains excellent information about feline-related health and behavioral issues.

  • Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    Hotline staffed by volunteer vet students who have undergone extensive training with professional grief counselors; resources for grieving.

  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society

    Springfield & Leverett, MA

  • Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter

    Pittsfield, MA

  • Fitter Critters
    With a pool and an underwater treadmill to accommodate very small to very large dogs.
    Lee, MA

  • HomeAgain
    A place to post a found pet with a chip, report a lost pet, or update information on your micro-chipped pet.

  • Monadnock Humane Society

  • New England Canine Rehabilitation & Fitness Center
    Has an in-ground heated swimming pool.
    Enfield, CT

  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
    Information related to congenital and developmental orthopedic disorders in dogs.

  • Paws Finding Peace

    Dr Lauren Atkins will come to your house and provide a peaceful transition for your pet.

  • Pet Bereavement Resources
    A listing of pet loss and bereavement support websites and resources.

  • PupQuest
    All about puppies and how to select the right one for you.

  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
    Run by volunteers professionally trained in pet bereavement counseling, offering free services during deep bereavement for a beloved pet, as well as lots of great information about pet loss.

  • The Humane Society of the U.S.
    Pet care, animal welfare, and wildlife issues.

  • Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center

  • Through a Dog’s Ear
    Information about the use of music to help reduce anxiety in pets.

  • Tufts Foster Small Animal Hospital
    North Grafton, MA

  • Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline

    Hotline, resources for grieving, internet support groups and chat rooms.

  • Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Practice
    South Deerfield, MA

  • Veterinary Partners
    Great source of medical information for pet owners.

  • Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites
    Listing of accredited internet veterinary pharmacies.

  • Windham County Humane Society
    Brattleboro, VT

  • Your Dog Newsletter
    Monthly newsletter with canine medical and behavioral information from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

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