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What is a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) ?

There are two cruciate ligaments that hold together the knee joint making it a hinged joint. An ACL injury occurs when the anterior (or the ligament that is attached in the front of the knee) ruptures. Think of a door with two hinges, it will open and close with ease. Then think of a door […]

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Feeding Table Scraps to Your Dog

This is a topic that comes up frequently in vet exam room conversations. Pets are considered to be apart of the family. With this, they tend to humanize in such a way of wanting to give them treats and food as a way to show them affection. So are table scraps OK for animals? In […]

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K9 Blood Donors: Join the Pack!

Did you know that dogs can donate blood to help save the life of another dog? Here at the Riverview Animal Hospital we perform blood transfusions as part of cancer therapy, during and after surgery, if a pet is suffering from anemia or an infection such as parvovirus, or if they have lost a significant […]

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Dog high fiving the hand of a person

Riverview's Amazing Assistants

Since starting work here at Riverview Animal Hospital, I have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing people.

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Last updated: June 25, 2021

Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.



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