Meet Our Veterinarians

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Cynthia A. Smith, DVM

Dr. Smith grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and graduated from Assumption College before earning her doctorate at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She opened the Animal Hospital of Putnam in 1990.

She is a member of:

  • Connecticut Veterinary Medicine Association
  • American Veterinary Medicine Association
  • American Veterinary Dental Society
  • American Heartworm Society
  • American Lyme Society

Dr. Smith has specific interests in dermatology, orthopedics, and surgery. She enjoys spending time with her rambunctious black lab, Bug, who accompanies her to work every day, and her four nephews.

Dr. Jennifer LaPierre

Dr. Jennifer LaPierre

Dr. LaPierre grew up in Holland, Massachusetts and graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor of science in biochemistry. She earned her doctorate at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.

Dr. LaPierre has specific interests in emergency/critical care medicine, feline specific medicine, ultrasound, dentistry, and surgery.  Prior to joining the team at the Animal Hospital of Putnam, she worked in an emergency hospital in their intensive care unit.  She spends her time away from the hospital with her husband and their seven cats and American Bulldog, named Thea.