Many of you have been asking when we will be allowing clients back into the building, and we understand how much you want to be with your pets during their veterinary visits. We also miss being able to show you any findings on the physical exam as well as having the time to discuss your pets’ wellness without the challenges of outside noise and weather. So we are making plans now to discontinue curbside protocol when we have met the criteria specified by the state of Vermont for small businesses. Our hope is to discontinue curbside service by July 1st. This should allow time for all of our staff, many of whom are in the youngest age group, to be fully vaccinated. Of course, anyone that prefers to continue curbside service will certainly have that option. This plan does assume no significant changes in the COVID-19 protocols in Vermont.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time, and, as always, thank you for entrusting us with the care of your beloved pets.

The Best Care for Your Best Friend

Your Veterinarian in Rutland and Ludlow, VT


At Riverside Veterinary Care, we go above and beyond for your pet.

Riverside Veterinary Care is a full-service, AAHA-accredited animal hospital that welcomes both emergency treatment cases and patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating severe conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting the doctor!

We go above and beyond for your pet!

How do we stand out from the rest when most veterinary hospital missions and visions are essentially the same? Routinely, hospitals strive for excellence in everything they do⁠—exceptional client service, veterinary care, and ancillary care⁠⁠—and maintain this excellence through continuing education and keeping abreast of technological advances. It is not uncommon to see hospitals state they look to “set the standards in veterinary and pet care.”