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Animal Care Guide: Your Upper Valley Guide To All Things Animals

Apr 18, 2022 02:43PM ● By Rose Terami
Self-care is as important to humans as it is to our pets. Our dogs, cats, exotic pets, and farm animals benefit from proper care and periodic pampering. Here are 5 common elements of pet care and where you can find them in the Upper Valley.

Veterinary Care

  • The Animal Medical Center of the Upper Valley is located at 77 Etna Rd. Lebanon, NH, offers veterinary care, boarding, grooming, and daycare services. They cater to dogs and cats, require up-to-date vaccinations, and appointments can be scheduled by calling (603) 448 3534.

  • Veremedy Pet Hospital has two locations, one in White River Junction and one in Woodstock. The clinic is family-owned since 1989 and uses smart medicine, shared decision making, advanced medical procedures, and focused spending to give your pet the best care that fits your budget. The White River Junction clinic can be reached at (802) 295 6900 and the Woodstock clinic can be reached at (802) 457 2229.

  • Riverbend Veterinary Clinic is located at 7 River Road, Plainfield, NH, the Riverbend Veterinary Clinic is open Monday – Friday from 8 am- 5:30 pm and 8 am-noon on Saturdays. They cater to both small and large animals, providing care also to farm animals, including horses, sheep, goats, cows, and more. The clinic has been in business for 35 years providing services such as treating sick, lame, or injured pets, dental care, preventative health care, farm calls, and reproductive care. The clinic can be reached at (603) 298 8381.

  • Hanover Veterinary Clinic offers care for small animals (dogs and cats), with three licensed veterinarians leading the team. They are located at 391 N. Main Street West Lebanon, NH, and they are open Monday – Thursday 8 am – 6 pm, Fridays 8 am – 5 pm, some availability upon request on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. Appointment requests can be made online, and more information can be found by calling (603) 643 3313 or by emailing [email protected]

  • Lyme Veterinary Hospital is a small but trusted, three-doctor practice that provides medical exams, surgical care, dental care, in-house blood lab analysis, digital radiology, and more for your pets. For over 25 years, the hospital has been serving patients at 48 High St. in Lyme, NH. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (603) 795 2747 or emailing [email protected]m

  •  River Road Veterinary is open Monday – Friday from 7 am- 5:30 pm and Saturdays from 7 am – 2 pm, River Road Veterinary Clinic provides medical and surgical care for large and small animals, including dogs, cats, bovine, equine, poultry, exotic animals, and more. They welcome new clients to contact them to book the first appointment at (802) 649 3877, by emailing [email protected], or by filling out this form online.

Boarding + Grooming

  • Mountain View Pet Resort is located in Caanan, NH, Mountain View Pet Resort offers doggy daycare and overnight pet boarding. The small center offers one-on-one attention for your pets, secure outdoor play time, and a pond for water play. The indoor boarding rooms have raised beds, radiant floor heating, and ceiling fans for your pet’s comfort. For more information, call (603) 632 4401 or email [email protected].

  • Clean Paws Grooming is located at 12 Railroad Ave. West Lebanon, NH, Clean Paws offers full-service pet grooming for dogs, cats, and some other pets and self-service dog washing. Service and price inquiries can be made by calling (603) 298 8600. Grooming appointment requests can also be made by filling out this form online.

  • Complete Canine Inc is a professional dog boarding, training, and grooming center located at 593 Route 12A in Plainfield, NH. Boarding is offered for cats and dogs, and grooming services such as bathing, nail trimming, and more are available for all breeds of dogs and cats. Boarding costs $28/night for dogs and $23/night for cats. For more information about their services, call (603) 675 5901 or email [email protected].

  •  Unleashed is a locally owned Pet Supply Shop & Pet Groomer located at 277 Newport Road in New London, NH. Open Monday – Saturday from 9 am- 5:30 pm. Unleased provides everything from pet food and products to professional dog grooming and nutritional counseling. The online storefront, open 24/7, can be found here, and the store can be reached at (603) 526 2088.

Food and Supplies

  • West Lebanon Feed & Supply sells everything your small or large animal needs to stay happy and healthy. From food to toys and other animal products, you will find any supplies necessary to care for your pet. They are open Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 6 pm and Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm. They can be reached at (603) 298 5671.

  • The Mom-and-Pop version of the Lebanon Pet & Aquarium Center, Steve's Pet Shoppe at 90 Hanover Street in Lebanon, NH, is a locally owned pet and pet supply store. They can be contacted at (603) 448 5959, and they are open Monday – Friday from 9 am – 7 pm, Saturdays from 9 am – 6 pm, and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • The Lebanon Pet & Aquarium Center has four store locations across Claremont & Lebanon. The Lebanon & Claremont Pet and Aquarium Centers offer pet products, saltwater fish and corals, a “zoo-like” retail experience, and even pet grooming, boarding, aquarium maintenance, and water testing. The Lebanon location can be reached at (603) 298 8789, and the Claremont location can be reached at (603) 543 1889.


Socialization, Exercise, & Fun

  • Watson Upper Valley Dog Park located at 1120 Maple Street, White River Junction, VT, aims to provide a secure environment for dogs to play and exercise off-leash. The dog park is open year-round from dawn until dusk. It features a fenced-in area with benches, picnic tables, water sources, double gaited entries, waste disposal systems, and an information kiosk. Rules of the dog park include: dogs under 30 lbs should use the small dog park, no aggressive dogs allowed, no dogs under 4 months old or in ill health, dogs must wear up to date license and rabies tag, clean up after your dog, carry a leash at all times just in case, etc.

  • If your pet is a dog, Pawsitive Kinection is a good place to socialize and train them. They offer weekly classes, seminars and workshops, and private training. Classes include agility training, puppy kindergarten, obedience training, manners, tricks, nose work (scent detection training), and more. They are located in Grantham, and inquiries can be made by calling (603) 856 1163 or by emailing [email protected].

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