Riverside Cat Hospital

★★★★★
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951-785-5287

11411 Magnolia Ave

Riverside, CA

92505

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We breed Siamese cats and wouldn't let any other vet touch them besides the ones at Riverside Cat Hospital. Our cats are very finicky and only let certain people handle them--other vets have ended up with scratches. We take them here for their shots, flea medication, perscription foods, and boarding. We have never had a bad experience. I love that they specialize in only cats. They are the most knowledgeable and caring vets we have ever encountered. Their facility is very clean and certified cat friendly. 5 stars.

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★★★★★

We breed Siamese cats and wouldn't let any other vet touch them besides the ones at Riverside Cat Hospital. Our cats are very finicky and only let certain people handle them--other vets have ended up with scratches. We take them here for their shots, flea medication, perscription foods, and boarding. We have never had a bad experience. I love that they specialize in only cats. They are the most knowledgeable and caring vets we have ever encountered. Their facility is very clean and certified cat friendly. 5 stars.

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Everything the previous reviewer wrote in her detailed review is about what I would say. I knew the vet was located on Magnolia for years, it looks like it is in a older converted house and I was a bit skeptical to try this vet because of that. My very picky freind was referred to RCH, took her very old and ill cat in, grilled the doctor about her qualifications and was very impressed with Dr. Lumsden, the staff, and the quality of care. So I figured she would be more than good enough for me, and I was right. LOVE LOVE LOVE this vet! It is also pretty easy to get an appt., usually the next day for me, which was impossible with my old and not so good or caring vet at Norco Animal Hospital.

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Everything the previous reviewer wrote in her detailed review is about what I would say. I knew the vet was located on Magnolia for years, it looks like it is in a older converted house and I was a bit skeptical to try this vet because of that. My very picky freind was referred to RCH, took her very old and ill cat in, grilled the doctor about her qualifications and was very impressed with Dr. Lumsden, the staff, and the quality of care. So I figured she would be more than good enough for me, and I was right. LOVE LOVE LOVE this vet! It is also pretty easy to get an appt., usually the next day for me, which was impossible with my old and not so good or caring vet at Norco Animal Hospital.

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I have to tell you that at Riverside Cat Hospital, you would NEVER, EVER, EVER, have to worry that Dr Lumsden and her staff are not doing her best for your cat. She has a TRUE heart felt compassion for her patients, as do her staff. NO LIE !!!
She talks to, pets, strokes, and encourages her little sick patients as if they were her own beloved cats.
It is not all about the $$ with her, oh sure, of course she wants the practice to make money, but she's more concerned with practicing the very best feline medicine that she possibly can. She will also help you the owner, to give your beloved cat the very best care that YOU can give.
The hospitalized patients and boarders are always kept clean and comfortable, always have fresh food/water in front of them, they are given a bed to curl up and sleep in, and their meds are always given according to directions (if it says 2x a day, then it is given 2x a day). When boarding your cat, rest assured that your instructions for feeding etc, will be followed. At Riverside Cat Hospital, cats are NOT handled by the scruff of their poor little necks. They are handled gently and lovingly by knowledgeable staff.
Dr Lumsden is always on the quest for more knowledge, she continues to educate herself and love's imparting her clients and staff with what she has learned.
Her staff are sooo nice and helpful, the techs are knowledgable, and everyone is just so genuinally compassionate.
Although She does perform routine health exams and preventative healthcare every day, many patients come in sick or critically ill. Such as aging cats, cats with Hyperthyroidism, High Blood Pressure (I never imagined that high blood pressure is a problem in cats), Feline Asthma (some patients are actually on asthma inhalers) Diabetes (she regulates them, and instructs you the owner, in the proper way of managing a diabetic cat at home. She does not just send you home with a bottle of Insulin and say "here you go, good luck") Mega Colon, Food Allergies, Behavioral Issues (mostly from multi-cat households. She teaches the owners how best to minimize their pet's stress level, but sometimes medication is required), Urinary Disorders (by the way, when a cat is brought in with a urinary blockage, it is treated as the true emergency that it is. They don't just put the cat in the back in a cage to suffer in agony until the Dr "has time". Dr Lumsden does not wait until later in the day to unblock the poor little guys, she will stop everything and tend to them now), Dental/Gum Disease etc. (They also have a Digital Dental X-Ray Machine).
They really should advertise: "Though Our Size Is Small, Our Compassion And Level Of Care Is HUGE"
Dr Lumsden is thorough, gentle, and moves slow with the patients (very important with cats, to move SLOW), and she really talks to and educates the owners. Bottom line, she cares and takes her time.
Dr Lumsden is intelligent, knowledgeable, gentle, and compassionate. She ALWAYS strives to do her best for the patients, I know that is something you would appreciate because you CARE about your cat or else you wouldn't be here reading this. She is not above admitting when she doesn't have the answer. She's not at all afraid to refer out to a specialty hospital after she knows in her heart that she has done the very best of all she can do for a patient, and yet it may need very specialized care.

Also, she will not keep a critically ill patient overnight with no care, only to be found dead in the morning. The owner will transport their cat to a nearby emergency clinic for overnight care, and then they return to Riverside Cat Hospital in the morning for continued day care under the loving, watchful eye of Dr Lumsden. Dr Lumsden is all about what is best for the patient. Did I mention that I really respect her?
Of course, because they see a lot of very sick cats, there is a downside too. But at least Dr Lumsden is able to give the patients a fighting chance, and if it turns out to be a terminal condition, she can bring some quality to whatever life they have left, if the owners choose that route. Oh and she is not above honestly informing the owner when "it is time". She will always, always fight for life when there is a chance, but she will not support continued suffering of a patient and she will not continue to bleed their owners of their $$. She does, has and will let them know when she feels it is best to end their suffering with humane euthanasia. If the owner chooses continued treatment, she makes sure the patient is at least pain-free, and makes sure the owner knows how to care for their pet at home. She will always send home pain medication if she feels it is needed for the comfort of the patient.
I don't feel the need to say anything more. YOU make the choice of wether or not to bring your cat to the best kept secret in Riverside, or any other place for that matter: <<<>>> I love them!!!! And you will too!!!!!

5
★★★★★

I have to tell you that at Riverside Cat Hospital, you would NEVER, EVER, EVER, have to worry that Dr Lumsden and her staff are not doing her best for your cat. She has a TRUE heart felt compassion for her patients, as do her staff. NO LIE !!!
She talks to, pets, strokes, and encourages her little sick patients as if they were her own beloved cats.
It is not all about the $$ with her, oh sure, of course she wants the practice to make money, but she's more concerned with practicing the very best feline medicine that she possibly can. She will also help you the owner, to give your beloved cat the very best care that YOU can give.
The hospitalized patients and boarders are always kept clean and comfortable, always have fresh food/water in front of them, they are given a bed to curl up and sleep in, and their meds are always given according to directions (if it says 2x a day, then it is given 2x a day). When boarding your cat, rest assured that your instructions for feeding etc, will be followed. At Riverside Cat Hospital, cats are NOT handled by the scruff of their poor little necks. They are handled gently and lovingly by knowledgeable staff.
Dr Lumsden is always on the quest for more knowledge, she continues to educate herself and love's imparting her clients and staff with what she has learned.
Her staff are sooo nice and helpful, the techs are knowledgable, and everyone is just so genuinally compassionate.
Although She does perform routine health exams and preventative healthcare every day, many patients come in sick or critically ill. Such as aging cats, cats with Hyperthyroidism, High Blood Pressure (I never imagined that high blood pressure is a problem in cats), Feline Asthma (some patients are actually on asthma inhalers) Diabetes (she regulates them, and instructs you the owner, in the proper way of managing a diabetic cat at home. She does not just send you home with a bottle of Insulin and say "here you go, good luck") Mega Colon, Food Allergies, Behavioral Issues (mostly from multi-cat households. She teaches the owners how best to minimize their pet's stress level, but sometimes medication is required), Urinary Disorders (by the way, when a cat is brought in with a urinary blockage, it is treated as the true emergency that it is. They don't just put the cat in the back in a cage to suffer in agony until the Dr "has time". Dr Lumsden does not wait until later in the day to unblock the poor little guys, she will stop everything and tend to them now), Dental/Gum Disease etc. (They also have a Digital Dental X-Ray Machine).
They really should advertise: "Though Our Size Is Small, Our Compassion And Level Of Care Is HUGE"
Dr Lumsden is thorough, gentle, and moves slow with the patients (very important with cats, to move SLOW), and she really talks to and educates the owners. Bottom line, she cares and takes her time.
Dr Lumsden is intelligent, knowledgeable, gentle, and compassionate. She ALWAYS strives to do her best for the patients, I know that is something you would appreciate because you CARE about your cat or else you wouldn't be here reading this. She is not above admitting when she doesn't have the answer. She's not at all afraid to refer out to a specialty hospital after she knows in her heart that she has done the very best of all she can do for a patient, and yet it may need very specialized care.

Also, she will not keep a critically ill patient overnight with no care, only to be found dead in the morning. The owner will transport their cat to a nearby emergency clinic for overnight care, and then they return to Riverside Cat Hospital in the morning for continued day care under the loving, watchful eye of Dr Lumsden. Dr Lumsden is all about what is best for the patient. Did I mention that I really respect her?
Of course, because they see a lot of very sick cats, there is a downside too. But at least Dr Lumsden is able to give the patients a fighting chance, and if it turns out to be a terminal condition, she can bring some quality to whatever life they have left, if the owners choose that route. Oh and she is not above honestly informing the owner when "it is time". She will always, always fight for life when there is a chance, but she will not support continued suffering of a patient and she will not continue to bleed their owners of their $$. She does, has and will let them know when she feels it is best to end their suffering with humane euthanasia. If the owner chooses continued treatment, she makes sure the patient is at least pain-free, and makes sure the owner knows how to care for their pet at home. She will always send home pain medication if she feels it is needed for the comfort of the patient.
I don't feel the need to say anything more. YOU make the choice of wether or not to bring your cat to the best kept secret in Riverside, or any other place for that matter: <<<<Riverside Cat Hospital>>>> I love them!!!! And you will too!!!!!

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Have a 2yr old Pixie Bob, which is fairly new breed from the Northwest that finds it's ancestry linked to the Bobcat. Amazing high energy strong animal that without notice was clearly sick. I won't go into detail, but the treatment she and I received was wonderful. Dr Lumsden runs the hospital like every patient is her cat and every owner her relative. If you have a cat and live in the area this is the only place to go.

5
★★★★★

Have a 2yr old Pixie Bob, which is fairly new breed from the Northwest that finds it's ancestry linked to the Bobcat. Amazing high energy strong animal that without notice was clearly sick. I won't go into detail, but the treatment she and I received was wonderful. Dr Lumsden runs the hospital like every patient is her cat and every owner her relative. If you have a cat and live in the area this is the only place to go.

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My elderly cat has several medical problems, and I have been very impressed with the care she has received at Riverside Cat Hospital. Both the vet and the techs are adept at handling a nervous cat, and Dr. Lumsden is up to date on treatments. Everyone there loves cats. The facility is always extremely clean. Another plus about this hospital is that the cats are boarded in large cages with room to move around??twice the space of the usual cat boarding cage.

5
★★★★★

My elderly cat has several medical problems, and I have been very impressed with the care she has received at Riverside Cat Hospital. Both the vet and the techs are adept at handling a nervous cat, and Dr. Lumsden is up to date on treatments. Everyone there loves cats. The facility is always extremely clean. Another plus about this hospital is that the cats are boarded in large cages with room to move around??twice the space of the usual cat boarding cage.

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I have a diabetic cat. I took him to the Cat Hospital because he would not eat. The vet suspected pancreatitis right away. This is in contrast to a vet at the emergency hospital, who knew there was some sort of infection due to a high white cell count, but could not figure out the source. While that vet was very nice and did give my cat antibiotics, the vet at the Cat Hospital had more knowledge about what else to do. This is because she only sees cats. She and her compassionate tech showed me how to syringe feed my cat to keep him eating. I was also shown how to give my cat intravenous fluids with a saline drip at home to prevent him from dehydrating. When I said I could not afford more tests, the vet did not try to push them on me. She worked with what I could afford. My cat is completely better now.
The only drawbacks: 1)they keep a cat for adoption in a small cage in the lobby. The receptionist said that this poor cat is almost never let out of the cage! 2)This same receptionist seemed rather unfriendly to me. My neighbor, who takes her cats there, agreed. For instance, whenever I answered the receptionist's questions with an "uh huh" and a nod, she tersely replied, "What?" She had to have a "yes" or "no".answer, it seemed.

4
★★★★☆

I have a diabetic cat. I took him to the Cat Hospital because he would not eat. The vet suspected pancreatitis right away. This is in contrast to a vet at the emergency hospital, who knew there was some sort of infection due to a high white cell count, but could not figure out the source. While that vet was very nice and did give my cat antibiotics, the vet at the Cat Hospital had more knowledge about what else to do. This is because she only sees cats. She and her compassionate tech showed me how to syringe feed my cat to keep him eating. I was also shown how to give my cat intravenous fluids with a saline drip at home to prevent him from dehydrating. When I said I could not afford more tests, the vet did not try to push them on me. She worked with what I could afford. My cat is completely better now.
The only drawbacks: 1)they keep a cat for adoption in a small cage in the lobby. The receptionist said that this poor cat is almost never let out of the cage! 2)This same receptionist seemed rather unfriendly to me. My neighbor, who takes her cats there, agreed. For instance, whenever I answered the receptionist's questions with an "uh huh" and a nod, she tersely replied, "What?" She had to have a "yes" or "no".answer, it seemed.

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More about Riverside Cat Hospital

When we are sick the last thing we want is another stress, such as fear of being attacked. Same is true for your cat. Bring your cat to our cat-exclusive hospital where it can be examined, treated, and can recuperate without any sight or smell of strange dogs. Our entire hospital is uniquely geared toward providing your lovely kitty with high-quality and low stress veterinary care. Our staff are a team of dedicated cat lovers who work hard to maintain a calm, serene environment for our feline patients.

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