Animal Health Diagnostic Center - NYS Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory


Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences

Holly Putnam

hollyputnamProgram Clinician
Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University, Ithaca 14853
S1 054B Schurman Hall
phone: 607-253-3753





Dr. Putnam is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. After 6 years of private practice in NY State, she relocated to Austin, TX and joined Emancipet, which is a non-profit spay, neuter and wellness clinic. Her work, while at Emancipet, closely connected with over 12 central Texas shelters, which ultimately exposed and inspired her towards shelter medicine and animal welfare issues. Her special interests include enrichment programs for shelter animals, disease prevention and high volume spay/neuter. Dr. Putnam is thrilled to be a part of the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell and hopes to inform students about the unique challenges shelters face, and encourage them to support their local shelters after graduation no matter what avenue of veterinary medicine they follow. Outside of work, Dr. Putnam enjoys spending quality time with her husband, two daughters, 3 dogs and 4 cats.


    • 2003  DVM, The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
    • 1998  BS, Cornell University


  • Shelter Veterinarian
  • HQHVSN surgery
  • Shelter Consultant


  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians
  • Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association