It's not only what you can do, it's how you do it!!

Richmond Veterinary Clinic is a modern, state of the art, full service veterinary hospital. Our technology and sound medical practices, in addition to a compassionate and friendly staff, are what make RVC a step above the rest. From routine vaccinations to complicated surgical procedures, we provide the tender care and special attention each patient deserves.  We create a calm, comfortable environment that minimizes your pet's feelings of anxiety.  Our staff members have over 20 years of experience caring for our patient's specific needs.  From start to finish, your visit to RVC will be a positive one.  We feel your pet's medical care is equally as important as your own medical care.  Therefore, we not only meet today's standards of care, but work hard to greatly exceed those standards.  Our mission is to provide the type of service that "WOWs" our clients and surpasses all their expectations. 

At Richmond Veterinary Clinic we provide our clients and patients with the absolute highest quality of care available in the Madison County area.  Because we feel preventing illness is better than treating illness, we emphasize the importance of preventative measures such as: semi-annual exams, vaccinations, spaying or neutering, dental cleanings, pre-anesthetic blood work-ups, and parasite preventatives.  These aid us in identifying and addressing problem areas before they become disaster areas!

That is why our motto is: "The Best Care for Your Best Friend."

Kittens and puppy in the grass
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency: Call Clinic to reach Dr. Putnam or Dr. O'Connor
  • Dr. Michael Putnam

    Dr. Michael R. Putnam is a 1990 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry. He is a 1995 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine.  He and his family moved to Richmond KY after the sale of their Illinois based veterinary hospital in 2007.  He performed veterinary relief work in Kentucky from 2007 to 2008, at which time he was hired and employed at Animal Care Clinic in Lexington.  He then purchased Richmond Veterinary Clinic in 2012, founded in 1978 by Dr. Fred Brammel.  After ownership of RVC from 2012-2018, Dr. Putnam currently holds the positions of head veterinarian and Chief of Staff and loves every minute of his work!  "There is not a better hospital to be a part of, and it shows in the way we treat our clients and patients!!"

    While in Illinois, Dr. Putnam was the Rabies administrator for Adams and McDonough Counties.  During that time, he was in charge of the local animal shelter.  Under his management, they where able to achieve the highest adoption rate and lowest euthanasia rate for that shelter in more than 30 years!!

    Dr. Putnam is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.  He, his wife Tammy (Hospital Manager at RVC), and two children share their home with Cubbie, a Beagle mix and Macy, a Chihuahua mix. 

  • Dr. Alley O'Connor

    RVC is pleased to announce Dr. Alley O'Connor as the newest member of our veterinarian team!  Dr. O'Connor is a Nebraska native and graduate of the UNL/ISU 2+2 Veterinary Program in May, 2018.  She joined RVC in July and has already proven to be an extremely compassionate veterinarian with a love for cats and dogs and small exotics alike!  She is new to the area, so feel free to show her what Kentucky is all about.  Dr. O'Connor is already seeing appointments and would love to meet you and your fur babies!

  • Tammy Putnam

    Tammy grew up in western Illinois near Quincy and, after graduating from Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Marketing and a Minor in Economics, moved to Texas where she worked at Texas A&M's Large Animal Hospital at TAMU's College of Veterinary Medicine.  She owned and was bookkeeper at All Pet's Veterinary Clinic in Macomb, Illinois  while working part time for the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce.  Tammy is currently Hospital Manager of Richmond Veterinary Clinic which she and her husband, Dr. Putnam, owned from 2012 to March of 2018.   
  • Samantha Joseph

    Samantha joined RVC in 2015 after working at a veterinary hospital in her home state of Texas.  She came to us with an extensive knowledge base and a wonderful sense of compassion.  We are thrilled that she has been promoted to Office Manager in 2017!
  • Jeanna Turner

    I have been with RVC since 1993.  I have been happily married for 34 years, have 2 wonderful sons and 3 precious granddaughters!  I enjoy fishing, camping, gardening and grandchildren!  During my time at RVC, I have developed many friendships with clients, patients and staff members.  I thoroughly enjoy taking care of my "work family."
  • Michael McCullar

    I came to RVC via New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.  I began my career in veterinary medicine in 1979 at the age of 23.  My first job was with the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans where I worked for two years.  I then transferred over to work with the big cats!  In 1983, I moved to a small animal practice as technician and staff manager.  I have appeared in many newspapers, magazines and news and television programs including CNN World Report, Animal Planet and the History Channel.  I eventually settled into one large animal practice in New Orleans while maintaining relationships with my zoo clients.  Today, as a veterinary dental technician, I aid in providing advanced dental care for Richmond Veterinary Clinic clients, including the Kentucky State Police and the Richmond Police Department. 
  • Cissy Huff

    Cissy joined RVC in 2017 as a Vet Assistant with many years of experience in the veterinary field.  Her positive attitude and friendly personality have been noted by RVC clients and we are so thankful that she has become a part of our staff!
  • Renae Collins

    Renae grew up in southern West Virginia until her family moved to Versailles, KY in 2011.  It was there that she met her soon-to-be husband, Samuel, in her senior year of high school.  Versailles was also the birthplace of Renae's passion for veterinary medicine when she began working at a local hospital at age 18 as a ward technician/assistant.  After 2 and a half years of experience, Renae decided to move to Richmond, KY where she could join the RVC team!  We are so happy to have her!!
  • Jane Hostomsky

    Jane is originally from Maryland but started working as a Vet Assistant in her senior year of high school in New York.  After graduating from Berea College with a B.S. in Agriculture, Jane has worked with a variety of animals as a farm technician in Cincinnati, Lexington and Berea.  Now Jane says she is happy to be a part of the team at RVC and to get to work with Dr. Putnam and Dr. O'Connor!
  • Nancy Martinez

    Nancy is attending EKU and joined RVC in 2015.  She began working evening and weekend kennel duty but now does Veterinary Assistant work with increased hours and MANY hours while on summer break!.  She brightens each day with her positive attitude and smile.   
  • Melissa Grimaldo

    Melissa joined RVC in 2017 as a part-time employee while she attends school.  She is currently a Veterinary Assistant in addition to her weekend/kennel duties and she is working even more hours for RVC during the summer.  We are so happy she has joined the team!
  • Biggie

        I have been with RVC for years!  I usually roam around and make sure the staff is keeping busy.  If they don't notice me, I meow for a meal or snack.  I am loving the new kitty condos at our new location and you can see me lounging in mine most of the day even though I'm free to roam the clinic at my leisure.  When you arrive and park your car just wave at me!  What would RVC do without me?!