Every single one of us at Riverbend appreciates how understanding and gracious you have been during this time of limited appointment availability, curbside visits, and Covid screenings. We have worked diligently to stay safe and well so we can be here for our patients. The exciting news is that we are allowing one owner into … Read moreReopening Slowly & Safely — 08.2021
We are over-the-moon excited that Dr. Denise Reidy has become a member of the Riverbend family. Denise joined us in May 2021 as a Wellness doctor, working collaboratively with Drs. Burgess and White and the wellness nursing team. As we wiped the tears from our eyes from Dr. Harriet Blanton’s retirement, we joyously welcomed Denise, … Read moreRiverbend Hits the Jackpot!
With the state opening up, vaccines readily available, and life starting to return to normal, pet owners have been asking us when we will start letting them back into our building. Rest assured, we keep a close eye on the CDC recommendations, and we are evaluating and adjusting our policies on a regular basis. We … Read moreCovid-19 Update: Summer 2021
It has been a long winter but spring is around the corner! We want to thank everyone for being patient and working with us during this difficult time. Currently, the office is open 8am to 5pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 9am to 3pm on Wednesday. Our Wellness team will be seeing appointments mornings … Read moreCovid 19 update 3.2021
I love kitties. And I love being a cat doctor. I’ve worked in two veterinary practices that took care of cats only. I led our Riverbend team through the AAFP training to become a Certified Cat Friendly practice. I’ve got two cats of my own. So, this might sound strange, but my advice to cat … Read moreThinking of getting another cat?
This summer, blue-green algae has been in the news a lot. Dogs who are exposed get very sick without warning, and exposure can be fatal. Where is it coming from, and what can you do? Blue-green algae grows in ponds and is not algae but cyanobacteria, a primitive organism. There are benign types — like … Read moreBlue-green Algae – What’s the Fuss?
by David S. Thomson, DVM Lots of dogs and cats hate to go to the veterinary hospital. Hauled out of their home, loaded into the car, driven who knows how far, dragged into a noisy, slippery-floored, odd-smelling building by their anxious owner, they then encounter other noisy, stressed-out pets, and unknown people. And this is … Read moreAnxiety-reduced Visits
Once again, Riverbend Animal Hospital is proud to have a team participating in the Hot Chocolate Run to benefit Safe Passages. Taking place on Sunday December 2, the Hot Chocolate Run is a 5k Run and 3k Walk through downtown Northampton to promote freedom from violence in Hampshire County. Last year, our team walked and … Read moreHot Chocolate Run 2018
Many of us have seen that cat, begging for food on our porch, bothering the birds around our feeders, teasing our indoor cats as they sit in the window. We don’t see fliers around the neighborhood, the cat isn’t wearing a collar, and we never see him go into a neighbor’s house. He must be … Read moreSo, You Found a Stray Cat…
Feline specialists are now recommending cats eat canned food for all or most of their diet. As we will explain below, the doctors at Riverbend, too, recommend a wet diet over a dry diet. Veterinarians used to tell cat owners to feed dry food because “it’s good for their teeth”. Actually we’ve now learned that … Read moreFeed Your Cat Wet Food