Amy, June 2013
Thank you for your services throughout Lily's life. Your kindness to Lily and us was very much appreciated!
Once again, Thank You! Carol & Tony K. (Hadley)
My wife and I have had Dr Amy Allen as our vet for a number of years, first at an animal hospital in Hadley, and more recently on a House Call basis. She's very caring with our cats AND she listens to us when we explain what is going on with them. She also looks out for the best interest of the cat. While she was at the animal hospital she recommended we take our cat to another vet that specialized in a procedure, even though the hospital culd do it. She felt his case was challenging and thought we would be better off with a specialist. We were very happy to learn she had started her own business making House Calls. When it came time for one of our cats to pass on, Dr Allen came to the house, and was so kind and compassionate. She was also there when we brought home a new cat from the shelter. We would highly recommend Dr Allen.
Soup now overlooks their kitchen garden and Juniper & Max are getting along, (Montague)
I have only just found Dr Allen again since she left Riverbend. The reason we ended up at Riverbend initially was because one of our dogs had been mistreated at another vet leaving her with post traumatic stress symptoms. When we first took Bella to meet Dr Allen, Dr Allen instantly understood that she needed some special attention. Dr Allen approached her so gently and carefully that Bella actually wagged her tail and nervously sniffed her. Thus began a trusting relationship with our entire menagerie and us. We have a large crew of dogs and cats. We (are) thrilled to have found her again!!!!!
I always feel better after I talk to Dr Allen and I know she loves Sam too!
I highly recommend Dr Allen. She is excellent and intuitive when it comes to treating our cat. When another (out of state) vet suggested an expensive and invasive diagnostic procedure Dr Allen performed a simple hands on physical that identified the problem and prescribed a remedy that has ameliorated the symptoms. And not having to wrestle the cat into a carrier for vet appointments?
Dr Allen is absolutely amazing. I contacted her because my elderly cat Clara was very ill, and needed to be put to sleep. My regular veterinarian did not do House Calls and I wanted Clara's passing to be as comfortable as possible- in her own home, on her own bed, surrounded by peace and love. Dr Allen came to my home within three hours of my phone call. She was overwhelmingly kind to both Clara and me. Clara's passing was completely serene, which was exactly what I wanted. I CAN NOT recommend Dr Allen's veterinary services enough. She is simply a WONDERFUL veterinarian, and all pets deserve a doctor like her.
Dear Dr Amy,
I am still so overwhelmed by your acts of kindness. I don't know if you realize how much comfort you have bestowed upon me by bringing my precious Sam home to me. God Bless You. I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart.
I will wear the beautiful pendant with Sam's ashes eternally. He wll always be close to me wherever I am.
I just love the poems too. I read them over and over, and cry because they are so heartwarming to read.
The beautiful box with Sam's remains sits lovingly on my coffee table along with the white roses. Sam would always lay underneath the table, so he could be near us so we could rub his belly for him. We miss him dearly, but thanks to you the pain in our hearts has lessened.
I hope and pray that the kindness & compassion you showed towards me, comes back to you many times over.
I pray for your good health and happiness in the coming year. I will never forget you.
Please keep in touch. You will always be in my heart and prayers.
May God watch over you and all your family.
Love, Sam's Mom, Debbie (Monson)
We are so fortunate to have in-home veterinary care in our area. If Graypurr knew the fate she is escaping, she would be grateful too. She does not like cages OR traveling.
Thanks So Much, Betty B. (Northampton)
I want to thank you so very much for coming on such short notice to take care of Punkin. I think he is doing so much better. His sore is getting smaller and smaller. I think he feels better too. He also looks like he has put on a little weight. I was very afraid that he was on his way out; but now, he is content. He is such a sweet cat.
So glad I called you, you're really good at being kind, Thank You again, Joanna G. (Hadley)
Amy, July 2013
Thank you again for coming to the house to help Tasha. As hard as it was, it was time and I can't tell you how much better I felt, knowing she went peacefully at home.
Thanks again, S & L (Leverett)
For all the loving kindness you showed our beloved Matty and us,
Thank You, Tom & Sandy B. (Hadley)
Dr Allen was sooo helpful to me and my dog, as I was about to leave for a week and a half to the west coast. She was responsive to my calls and emails right up to the day I left. She gave me the peace of mind to leave my dog with the sitter and I knew that she would be available if anything came up.
THANK YOU so much Dr Allen! Bella is doing great.
Dear Dr Allen, March 2012
Kris and I wanted to express our gratitude and deep appreciation for all your help in assisting our Mallory in her transition to the other side. You helped make one of the worst times in our lives easier and less painful, and coming to our home made all the difference in the world. Thank you for doing all you do.
Love, Sherry, Kris (and Kai) K. (Holyoke)
In a life threatening emergency I would trust Dr Allen with my own life over my GP. I am not saying my GP is bad, I am saying Dr Allen is amazing. She is the best vet in my opinion from Northampton to Amherst. I would not roll my cats dice with anyone else. I wish she took humans too.
We are SO happy for Dr Allen to be on her own. There is something very special when a Veterinarian makes House Calls...it's more personable, caring and comfortable for you and your pet. Dr Allen has such a gracious, patient, heartfelt personality and she just makes any situation calming. Her bedside manner has the animal so calm and relaxed. She believes "less is more"and as natural as possible. She has a way of explaining things simply and thoroughly. We can't praise her enough - except to say 5 stars and hope that more people find having her take care of their pets as rewarding and special as we do.