Due to rising Covid numbers, we are returning to curbside-only service. We apologize for any inconvenience, but first and foremost we want to remain open to serve you and your pets. Please feel free to call us with any questions.
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
All of us at Riverbend would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our clients, who have been incredibly patient and supportive of us during this past year. Who would have ever thought, a year ago, that we’d still be doing this! You all graciously adjusted to this new way of going to the … Read moreCovid and Curbside, 1 year later
During this pandemic, everyone is doing curbside service-restaurants, stores, even your veterinarian. Curbside service is a practice that most veterinary clinics have started during this time. As essential services, we have worked hard to stay open to serve your pet’s needs during this difficult time and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) has recommended curbside … Read moreCurbside Service during Covid-19
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
Team Riverbend proudly walked and ran in this year’s Hot Chocolate Run to support Safe Passage in Northampton on Sunday December 8. It was a pretty cold morning, but our team all participated! Our team of walkers, including Team Leader Ann, David, Sharon, Crystal, Kiley, Tina, Matt, Nancy, Liz and Ann B accompanied by cute … Read moreHot Chocolate Run 2019
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?