Putnam Veterinary Clinic

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374 Boston Street
Topsfield, MA 01983

Driving Directions

(978) 887-3836


Email: putnamvetstreet@gmail.com

  • Hours:
  • Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Putnam Veterinary Clinic is a full-service small animal, exotic and avian veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care.

Our Mission
Our goal is to treat our clients as we would treat our families, and to treat our patients as if they were our own pets.  We realize that our clients are the heart of our practice, so we always strive to treat them with respect and consideration.  We always treat our patients with compassion and kindness; we never forget the importance of the bond between an owner and his or her pet.

Dr. Wendy Emerson
Dr. Wendy Emerson spent eight years as an associate veterinarian in the North Shore area before starting her own small animal house call practice in 1993.  In 2001 the mobile practice was incorporated into the full service Putnam Veterinary Clinic, which opened in its current form at Parson's Corner in Topsfield.  The name of the clinic is an acknowledgement of Dr. Emerson's family heritage, as she is a direct descendant of the famous Revolutionary War General, Israel Putnam.  Her family founded and continues to run the world famous Putnam Pantry Candies and Ice Cream in Danvers, home of the original "ice cream smorgasboard."

Our modern facility allows us to see appointments and perform surgery on a daily basis, however we continue to offer house calls to our clients once a month, or by appointment.

What also sets us apart from other veterinary clinics is that while we love our dog and cat patients, the Doctors at Putnam Veterinary Clinic also have extensive experience in treating avian and exotic pets!  We see birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, ferrets, and other exotic pets for routine and urgent medical care.

Please call our office at (978) 887-3836 for all your pet health care needs.

Putnam Veterinary Clinic Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obedience Classes
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Putnam Veterinary Clinic Staff Profiles

Dr. Wendy Emerson

Dr. Wendy Emerson attended Danvers public schools, and received her Bachelors degree in animal science from the University of Maine. She attended Tufts Veterinary School, graduating in 1985. She is an active member of many national veterinary groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. She has been very active in organized veterinary medicine, and is a past president of the Veterinary Association of the North Shore and the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Emerson’s interests include avian and exotic pet medicine, surgery and dentistry in all species. She currently resides in Topsfield, with her husband, stepdaughter, three dogs, two birds and a box turtle.
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Dr. Rachel Illingworth

Dr. Rachel Illingworth has been helping out at the Putnam Veterinary Clinic since 2006. Growing up on a dairy farm in Nova Scotia developed her keen interest in animals. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, and has practiced in the United States since 1993. In her spare time she may be found trying to hit small white balls into little round holes, or traveling with family and friends.
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Mark Burgess, CVT

Veterinary Technician
Mark joined Putnam Veterinary Clinic as a Veterinary Technician in December 2012.  He graduated from North Shore Community College and received has associates degree in Veterinary Technology and passed his certification exam in November 2013.  He has a Bloodhound named Ruby and a cat named Apple, and assists in the care of the wolves at Wolf Hollow in his free time.
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