Putnam Veterinary Clinic

374 Boston St
Topsfield, MA 01983

(978)887-3836

www.putnamveterinaryclinic.com

Meet the Putnam Veterinary Clinic Veterinarians

 

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. Dr. Emerson is also 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 professional interests include avian and exotic pet medicine, surgery, and dentistry in all species. She currently resides in Topsfield with her husband, stepdaughter, two dogs, one cat, and two guinea pigs. Her 2 parrots, Rafiki and Sugar, live at the clinic and can frequently be heard chatting away in the hospital's quiet moments. When not at the clinic Dr. Emerson enjoys traveling and riding her horse, motorcycle and bicycle. 

Dr. Rachel Illingworth

Dr. Rachel Illingworth has been with 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, Dr. I may be found trying to hit small white balls into little round holes, or traveling with family and friends. Dr. I's furry and feathered family consists of a rambunctious corgi, a sweet mixed breed dog, and an African grey parrot.


Dr. Lisa Trout

Lisa Trout is originally from Pennsylvania, and received her undergraduate degree from Delaware Valley College. From there, she went to the midwest to study veterinary medicine and earned her degree from Iowa State University. She has a strong interest in exotics, working on everything from degus to tegus, even some fish or axolotl.

When not in the clinic, she likes to go hiking, walking, watching movies, baking, crafting and generally be active. When she gets home, she tends to be tripped up by a nutty tortishell cat, searches for her shy dwarf hamster and is greeted heartily by her flamboyant betta fish.