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Our Neighbor, the Black Bear

Our Neighbor, the Black Bear

September 10, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Free presentation on Wednesday, September 25th, 7:00 PM at the Forbes Library in Northampton. Do you ever wonder about the presence of black bears in our neighborhoods? How do you…

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Broken bones are fun to fix

Broken bones are fun to fix

January 27, 2013 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Broken bones are fun to fix. No question! When I started out as a young veterinarian, leash laws were lax, and the caseload from auto/dog encounters was high, so I…

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Two little kittens with big problems

Two little kittens with big problems

November 26, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Piff and Phoenix were brought to Riverbend about a week apart. They were a lot alike . . . talkative, incredibly cute little grey kitties with big personalities and big…

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Condor 03

Condor 03

October 13, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Last September with two friends, Annie and I backpacked for nine days in the Grand Canyon. We took a little-known route we discovered 25 years ago, off the North Rim,…

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Skunked

Skunked

September 16, 2012 • ,
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Tiny Tim, our overly curious Pug, was skunked a few weeks ago. Worse things could happen you might rightfully say, but in the midst of dealing with that headache-inducing smell,…

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Rowley

Rowley

August 17, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Like many other vets and vet techs in the area, I started my career in veterinary medicine at the Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital on Bliss Street in Springfield. The hospital…

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Therapeutic Laser Therapy

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

July 20, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

A hot topic at our professional meetings and in the journals, laser therapy seems too good to be true. Lasers are claimed to do almost anything you want . .…

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Inner Tubing on the Mill River

Inner Tubing on the Mill River

July 19, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

The dog days of summer are here. Tiny Tim (the Pug) stands chest deep in the wading pool; Jackson (the Golden Retriever) lies panting under the bushes. Too hot to…

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Knees “R” Us

Knees “R” Us

July 7, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

The dog knee is poorly designed, with its weakest link being the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The ACL is made up of two thick fibrous bundles wrapped around one another.…

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Missing Tyrone

Missing Tyrone

June 26, 2012 •
Author: David S. Thomson DVM

Tyrone was a special cat. He arrived here in March 2000, just 3 months after we opened. Nearly blind and very scrawny with a terrible upper-respiratory infection, he was rescued…

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