If you have an emergency outside of our regular business hours, please contact the hospital at (860) 928-1931. We do provide emergency support outside of normal business hours.

If you are having a pet emergency we refer you to one of the following hospitals:

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
For Emergencies dial: 508-839-5395 (press 3)

Ocean State Veterinary Specialist
For Emergencies dial: (401) 886-OSVS (6787)
CALL US! 860.928.1931

Meet Our Veterinarians


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.


Maura B. Drake, DVM

A native of Woodstock, Connecticut, Dr. Drake double majored in chemistry and Spanish at Emory University and earned a Master of Science at Tufts University before graduating from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

She is a member of:

  • American Veterinary Medicine Association
  • Humane Society Veterinary Medicine Association

Dr. Drake has a particular interest in surgery. She and her husband have three children, two cats and two dogs.

Get Your Pet's First Visit Free!

It's just our way of saying "WELCOME" to all our new clients and patients.

-offer valid through 7/30. For new clients only.