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."

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  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency: Call Clinic to reach Dr. Putnam
  • 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 after the sale of their Illinois hospital in early 2007.  He was first introduced to RVC as a relief veterinarian.  After nearly 3 years practice at a Lexington hospital that also provided dental specialty services, he has returned to Richmond Veterinary Clinic as their owner and head veterinarian.  "There is not a better hospital to be a part of, and it shows in the way we treat our clients and patients!!"

    Dr. Putnam is a member of the: American Animal Hospital Association, Association of Avian Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association.

    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.

    Mrs. Tammy Putnam is a 1990 graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Economics.  She handles the day to day bookwork and all marketing and promotional responsibilities for Richmond Veterinary Clinic.

    Locally Dr. Putnam and his family are members of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce and St. Mark Catholic Church.

    Dr. Putnam and his family share their home with Cubbie a Beagle mix and Macy a Chihuahua mix. 

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  • Jeanna Turner

    I have been with RVC since 1993.  I have been happily married for 31 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. 
  • Samantha Joseph

    Samantha joined RVC in 2015 after working at a veterinary hospital in her home state of Texas.  She comes to us with an extensive knowledge base and a wonderful sense of compassion.  We are thrilled to have her at RVC!
  • Ashley Green

    Ashley Green joined RVC in 2016 and has three fur babies.  Their names are Banner, Layla and the old man on the right is Ruger.  She is from Richmond and grew up on a farm riding and training horses.  On her days off she is either in a barn or deep in the woods trail riding!  Welcome Ashley! 
  • Pam Smith

    Pam joined us August of 2016 as a "keep the new building spotless" angel.  She also checks and double checks all of the RVC patients and boarders continually throughout the day to make sure they are all clean and comfortable.  Welcome Pam!  We love having her on staff!!
  • Nancy Martinez

    Nancy is attending EKU and joined RVC in 2015.  She currently works evening and weekend kennel duty.  She brightens each day with her positive attitude and smile.  Here she is holding the ribbon from our ribbon cutting at the grand opening of our new location. 
  • Colton Putnam

    Colton is attending EKU and joined RVC in 2013.  Being Dr. Putnam's son, the pressure is always on Colton to go above and beyond!  If you know Dr. Putnam, you know what we mean! 
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    John Barnes

    John is attending EKU and joined RVC in 2015.  His attention to detail and compassionate care shows in everything he does.   John takes pride in his work and we are so happy to have him at RVC!
  • 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?!