Our staff at River Valley Animal Center is filled with passionate animal lovers who are here to help you and your pet! They are highly trained and dedicated to making sure that your pets receive the care and compassion every time they walk in the door!
We offer the following services to keep your pets healthy:
- Dental Care
- Advanced Digital X-rays
- Spay and Neuter
- Wellness Exams
- Nutritional Counseling
- Behavior Management
- Parasite Prevention
- Onsite Diagnostics
- CT Scans
- Orthopedic Surgery
- Health Certificates for Travel
Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
We are pleased to offer our clients the highest quality veterinary care. We want nothing but the best for our clients, especially during surgery. It is our goal to make sure that our surgical team is prepared to offer our clients the latest medical procedures. We look forward to learning about the newest medical advances in surgery and actively partake in continued surgical education.
Advanced Digital X-rays
At River Valley Animal Center in Suffield, CT , we are proud to be on the cutting edge of medical technology. Radiology is a technique and diagnostic tool that we use to look inside the body in an entirely non-invasive way. X-rays allow us to create images of all the body's organs.
In other words, the use of radiology gives us a view of the internal organs in your pets' body that we otherwise could not see. It is a valuable diagnostic tool that helps veterinarians detect and prevent illness.
Spay and Neuter
Spaying and neutering are important and necessary medical procedures that enhance the quality of your pets' life. Not only does spaying and neutering have positive effects on your pets' health, it's also vital to controlling the homeless pet population.
At River Valley Animal Center, we are happy to offer microchipping. Every year, thousands and thousands of pets go missing. Not knowing where your pet is or how to bring them back can be a helpless, hopeless feeling. It’s a tragedy that happens all too often.
But there is a simple, safe, and effective way to ensure your pet's safety and retrieval should he or she ever become lost. Microchipping is a standard procedure that implants a tiny chip underneath your pet's fur. It is a painless and relatively fast procedure and is completely safe.
At River Valley Animal Center in Suffield, CT , we believe that one of the most important aspects of caring for your pet's health is vaccinating him or her against possible diseases. There are a variety of diseases which affect our pets, and other animals, so proper vaccination is vital to protecting them from many types of illnesses.
It is important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet with vaccinations, as well as, provide you with information on the required vaccinations for your pet.
At River Valley Animal Center in Suffield, CT , we believe that regular checkups and wellness exams are critical to your pets' well-being. These wellness exams give us a chance to evaluate the overall health of your pet while also giving us a baseline for their unique bodies and tendencies.
Not only do these exams keep us up-to-date with your pets' health, but they also allow us to detect potential problems before they become serious. This thorough checkup gives us vital information to help keep your pet healthy!
River Valley Animal Center offers nutritional counseling for pet owners of Suffield, CT and surrounding communities. If you have any questions about your pet's diet or would like more information about your pet's nutritional needs, please contact us today. We can set up a nutrition plan for your pet.
Obesity is a common problem among pets, as it can be easy to overfeed a cute dog or cat that knows how to beg. Being overweight is a serious problem for animals, and can cause real health problems. With proper diet and exercise, all pets should be able to meet their dietary needs and stay within a healthy weight range.
We offer solutions for a variety of behavioral issues that pet owners are faced with. Behavioral problems can be challenging and frustrating for both pets and pet owners, so it is our goal to work with you towards a solution.
There are many behaviors that can be negative or destructive, and many pet owners feel helpless in bringing peace to their home. We want you to know that we are here to help, and that undesirable behaviors can be corrected.
The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it's also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At River Valley Animal Center, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. Pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
Ultrasounding is a quick and painless procedure. It uses sound waves to allow us to see inside your pets, without using the harmful radiation produced when we take x-rays.
We are pleased to be able to offer ultrasounds, along with all of our other diagnostic tools, to help your sick pets start to feel better soon. The quicker we can find the problem, the sooner your pets will be back to their normal selves.
We have state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that allow our staff to diagnose your pets' condition or illness better. It is our commitment to stay on the cutting edge of diagnostic technology.
Having these advanced diagnostic tools allows us to examine specific areas more carefully and provide a quicker and more accurate diagnosis. We use many tools such as radiology, lab tests, and various other equipment and tests.
Here at River Valley Animal Center, we are very proud to offer grooming services for your pet. Well groomed pets look and feel better! They also have fewer health issues, especially with their skin and ears!
We have highly trained and professional groomers who are great at what they do! We work with a variety of breeds and their cuts, but we also do special requests. So please talk to one of our groomers today to see how we can help you and your pet!
Grooming is done by appointment only so be sure to contact us today at (860) 370-5277 to get your pet sparkling clean and happy! We look forward to helping you!
Here at River Valley Animal Center, we are proud to offer boarding services to Suffield, CT and the surrounding communities.
We are very proud of our boarding services. It is our goal to offer the very highest level of care and cleanliness to the patients who are staying with us.
We understand how hard it can be to leave your precious pets when you go away. However, we want to assure you that we will take care of your pets as if they were our own. Our staff is professional and well trained. We are also all animal lovers. You can trust us while your pets are in our care.
While your pets are with us, we will do everything we can to give them a good visit. We promise you we will take the very best care of your pets so you don’t have to worry about them. Enjoy your vacation or time away.
If you are concerned about boarding your pets, don’t hesitate to set up a time to visit our hospital and look around our boarding facility. We can also discuss our boarding policies and answer any questions or address any concerns you may have.
Boarding pick up and drop offs are during normal business hours and on Sundays 9:30-11 am. (No pick up or drop off on holidays)
Our boarding day stays includes playtime in one of our courtyards with staff.
MRI and CT Scans are tools that use x-rays to produce images of cross-sections or “slices” of the body. These state of the art diagnostic tests allow veterinarians to get a different view of an animal’s body that otherwise would not be possible.
We are proud to have MRI and CT Scan capability here at River Valley Animal Center, allowing us to bring state-of-the-art veterinary medicine to you. MRI and CT Scans are some of the fastest and most effective ways to create images of the inside of the body and are particularly useful for animals dealing with problems in their abdominal cavity.