Welcome to Riverside Veterinary Care

Your Veterinarian in Rutland & Ludlow, VT
Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 802-773-4771!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we have made some changes to our protocols.  Our goals are to continue providing needed care for our patients, your beloved pets, and support the critical need to decrease spread of the virus. 

At both our Rutland and Ludlow offices we have instituted curb-side service. The Rutland office is open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. (Closed 12pm - 1pm)

Our Ludlow office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00am – 1:00pm.  If you need food or medication at other times call our Rutland office. 

Please call ahead for food or medication orders.  

If you live in Rutland, Ludlow, or the surrounding areas, and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Our doctors are experienced veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pet's health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Riverside Veterinary Care is a full-service, AAHA accredited animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our doctors have years of experience treating serious 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 are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention; so, becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 802-773-4771 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. 

At Riverside Veterinary Care, we provide the best care for your best friend.

Dr. Gifford | Dr. Esterbrook | Dr. Sullivan

 Riverside Veterinary Care | 802-773-4771
159 River Street, Rutland VT 05701
Riverside's Ludlow Veterinary Clinic
Phone: (802) 228-5700
185 Main Street, Ludlow VT 05149

New Clients Receive Free First Exam for your pet. *Limit One Pet Per Household.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Riverside has been my dogs' health care provider for over 10 years. They have always given them quality and friendly care."
    Marilyn E. - Rutland, VT