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Young vet sets up full-service practice

From surgery to pampering, Spot On Veterinary Hospital and Hotel will have almost everything a pet needs.

Young vet sets up full-service practice
Ross University graduate Dr. Philip Putter completed his clinical rotations at Ohio State University.

Eight years out of veterinary school, Connecticut practitioner Philip Putter, DVM, is preparing to open a 16,000-square-foot clinic and pet resort.

Spot On Veterinary Hospital and Hotel is set to launch in November in Stamford, about 30 miles northeast of New York City, and serve pets from Fairfield and Westchester counties.

Among the offerings will be:

  • A hospital with six exam rooms, a surgery suite, a dental suite and an isolation ward.
  • Alternative modalities such as acupuncture, massage and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine.
  • An end-of-life room with a separate entrance.
  • A boarding facility, Spot On Pet Hotel, that is staffed around the clock. Among the glass-front enclosures will be the Penthouse Suite, featuring a wrought-iron bed and television. Pet owners can choose from add-ons such as grooming and training services, bedtime storytelling, frozen treats and belly rubs, a spokesperson noted.
  • A day care center with outdoor and indoor plays areas. Rates start at $27 for a half day and $40 on weekdays.
  • Webcams throughout the boarding and day care centers so clients can look in on their pets.
  • Spot On Paw Chauffeur, a fee-based pickup and drop-off service.
  • Spot On Adoption Center, housing shelter dogs and cats.
  • Spot On Grooming Spa and Salon, where pets can get everything from $12 teeth brushings and $29 ear cleanings to complete cuts and stylings.

Dr. Putter, a 2009 graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, founded a concierge practice, Spot On Veterinary, in 2015. He previously served for four years as medical director at Greenwich Animal Hospital.

Artist’s renderings of a bedroom suite, above, and reception area at Spot On Veterinary Hospital and Hotel.