Riverbend Animal Hospital


Rating: 5.0

Average rating from 1 reviews.

(5.0 out of 5, based on 1 review)

43 Russell Street (Rt.9)Hadley, MA 010035
(413) 587-3737

6746 miles away
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Rating: 5

An outstanding vet hospital

posted 7 years ago

Riverbend Animal Hospital provides both a general small animal veterinary practice and a specialty surgical referral practice. My familiarity with the practice comes through a surgical referral. When my Rusty was stricken with Vaccine Associated Sarcoma in early 2001 we were referred to Dr. David Thompson at Riverbend Animal Hospital. Dr. Thompson operated on Rusty for scruff-area fibrosarcoma and his skill saved Rusty's life. A long-term survivor of scruff-area VAS, Rusty lived for more than five years after his only VAS surgery, and he died cancer-free (of an unrelated heart ailment.) It seems that Dr. Thompson has become the "go-to guy" for a number of vet practices in the area when they run into nasty, aggressive cancers that they aren't up to treating themselves. Other vets also refer to Dr. Thompson for difficult orthopedic surgery. If my kitty Boys should ever need surgery that's beyond the capabilities of their regular vets, Dr. Thompson will remain my surgeon of choice, just as he remains The Boys' regular doctors' first choice as a referral for surgery. Dr. Thompson's friendly and compassionate attitude make it a pleasure to deal with him, and his staff reflect his attitudes. If I lived in Hadley I would be happy to use Riverbend Animal Hospital as a general practice for my kitty Boys, and while I hope I won't have need of them again, I will always have great confidence in the specialty surgical services available there.

Pros: Top choice for difficult surgery

Cons: No weekend hours

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