Putnam Veterinary Clinic

374 Boston St
Topsfield, MA 01983



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.  In February 2017 Dr. Emerson completed the Fear Free Certification Program and is recognized as a Fear Free Certified Professional.  The Fear Free initiative is designed to lower the levels of anxiety and stress that our patients experience in conjunction with a veterinary visit.  Dr. Emerson’s other interests include avian and exotic pet medicine, surgery and dentistry in all species. She currently resides in Topsfield, with her husband, stepdaughter,  three dogs, one cat and two guinea pigs.  She also has two parrots, Sugar and Rafiki, that reside at the clinic.



Dr. Rachel Illingworth

Dr. Rachel Illingworth has been practicing at 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. 



Dr. Niora Fabian

Dr. Niora Fabian joined Putnam Veterinary Clinic in 2015.  She grew up in Boston and is an alumna of Boston Latin School and Boston University, where she majored in marine biology.  She performed graduate research on a bacterial disease in alligators at the University of Florida and received a Master of Science degree in Infectious Disease and Pathology.  After graduating from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014, she completed an Avian and Exotic Medicine internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston.  She enjoys treating dogs and cats as well as birds, reptiles, rabbits, rodents, and other exotic species.  Dr. Fabian is currently working toward board certification in Exotic Companion Mammal medicine.  In her free time, she loves running, biking, the outdoors, live music, traveling, and living in Boston with her pet dog and rat.