Dr. Holly Putnam is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University. After graduation she returned to her home state of New York where she practiced small animal medicine in the Albany region. In 2008 Dr. Putnam relocated to Austin, TX where she worked in a HVHQSN clinic providing spay/neuter/wellness services to low-income neighborhoods and area shelters. It was during that time that Dr. Putnam was able to see first-hand the challenges that shelters face in providing care to homeless animals. This experience sparked a passion for shelter medicine, which Dr. Putnam has now dedicated her career to. Currently, Dr. Putnam is the Director of Operations and Outreach for Shelter Outreach Services in Ithaca, NY. She is delighted to have the opportunity to care for shelter animals and those from underserved communities, as well as act as a resource for shelters and staff. Dr. Putnam is a board member and Secretary for the Association of Shelter Veterinarians. Dr. Putnam currently resides in Trumansburg, NY with her husband, 2 daughters, 1 dog, 5 cats and a mini pig. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, fostering kittens and hiking in the Finger Lakes region of NY.