About Us

A genuine partner in your pet’s health and wellness

One spot you can trust for all your pets needs

Veterinary Hospital
Pet Hotel
Dog Daycare
Grooming Spa
Training
Vet House Calls
Valet
Pharmacy

Our Mission & Values

At Spot On, our mission is to provide world-class personalized veterinary care, delivered with concierge-level customer service in a fear-free, comfortable, and luxurious environment. We are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care, treating each and every pet as we would our own. 

We Value: 

  • Building trusting and long lasting relationships
  • Open and accessible communication
  • Transparency in all our services
  • Flexible options for all budgets

So You Can:

  • Feel like you have a partner in your pets healthcare
  • Know all your options for services and decide what is the right fit for you
  • Travel guilt free and know your pet is having an amazing time
  • Check in on them while they play & stay with our live webcams

How It Began:

Dr. Philip Putter knew his community was in search of a higher level of communication & care for their animals. 

We knew our community wanted more - one spot they could trust for ALL their pets needs including a pet hotel run by veterinary professionals so they were safe and comfortable. In 2017 we opened our brick & mortar location, a 16,000 square-foot facility conveniently located on the border of Stamford and Greenwich CT that houses a state of the art veterinary hospital, luxury pet hotel, fun and safe dog daycare, the highest skilled grooming spa, training and valet services. We also continue to offer veterinary house calls. Spot On brings to life our vision of a modern, one-stop destination for all your pet care needs where clients, pets, and our team are all treated with the highest level of care and respect. 

Family Owned & Operated

When you’re here, 
you’re family. 

We are proud to be a local, small business that has been family owned and operated since our founding. Dr. Philip Putter worked hand in hand with his wife Becky to build Spot On from the ground up. Our family and extended family works in all aspects of the business - from dog daycare to marketing, IT and even legal. 

When you’re here you and your pet are family too.

Award Winning

Voted Best of the Gold Coast for 6 years and running !

"Unlike any other vet's office."

— The McMullin Family

This facility is state of the art and unlike any other vet's office I've been to before. Both our current dogs love Dr. Putter and everyone that works at Spot On. It's a group of people who are dedicated to the well being of your animal. Can't ask for much more than that!

“We’ve even made friends in the community because of Spot On.”

— The Desisto Family

Spot On is the best - they offer incredible vet care, daycare & training programs and grooming. Our little Cavapoo pup Sadie loves going to Spot On. When we pull up she can’t wait to see her friends and the team! We’ve even made friends in the community because of Spot On. Truly the best vet in the area!

“The Whole Place is SO Clean!”

— Cindy N

White immaculate play areas. Floors are tiled. Good circulation. Smells fresh inside. No community water troughs that spread bacteria to all of the dogs drinking from it during play times. 

“Much needed peace of mind.”

— Gary B.

Our three kids (Labs) are always so happy at Spot On for our vacations… and we love checking in on their room virtually.

More than 500 5 star reviews from our happy clients

What people are saying:

Meet The Team:

Our Veterinarians

DVM Founder & Owner 

Dr. Philip Putter

ORTHOPEDIC & ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE SURGEON 

Dr. Alistair Chapnick

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ORTHOPEDIC & ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE SURGEON 

Dr. Alistair Chapnick

Prior to launching his own veterinary practice, Dr. Putter worked at a number of small animal hospitals in Ohio, New York, and Connecticut. Dr. Putter grew up in Suffern, NY, and graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Neuroscience. He then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his year of veterinary clinical rotations at Ohio State University. Dr. Putter has worked at a shark lab research station in Bimini, Bahamas, and at a large animal preserve in South Africa. When Dr. Putter is not at Spot On, he enjoys traveling, woodworking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. Dr. Putter lives his wife Becky, son Hudson, daughter Emma, and rescue dog, Peanut. 

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After graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Dr. Chapnick worked with a renowned veterinary surgeon in Westchester, NY, gaining invaluable skills and fostering his calling for surgery. In 2001, he completed a rotating internship in medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Norwalk, CT. After completing his surgical training, Dr. Chapnick started the surgery department at Veterinary Healthcare Associates in Winter Haven, Florida, where he gained extensive experience in soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurological surgery. He has a special interest in stem cell therapy, reconstructive, orthopedic, and neurosurgery.In his spare time, Dr. Chapnick enjoys outdoor activities, including fishing, boating, snowboarding, and paddle boarding, especially with his two sons, Austin and Alexander.

ORTHOPEDIC & ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE SURGEON 

Dr. Alistair Chapnick

internal medicine & Advanced Dentistry

Dr. Anna Larson

internal medicine & Advanced soft tissue surgeon

Dr. Andrew Pickerstein

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Internal Medicine & ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE SURGEON 

Dr. Andrew Pickerstein

Dr. Anna Larson specializes in veterinary dentistry, geriatric feline medicine, preventative medicine, and client education. A Wisconsin-native, Dr. Larson graduated from Ross University in 2010 after finishing her clinical year at the University of Missouri-Columbia and completing cardiology and dentistry externships at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently lives in Norwalk with her children, Grayson and Everly, her loving husband, Anthony, and her feisty calico cat, Mulder.

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Dr. Andrew Pickerstein specializes in geriatric medicine, dermatology, preventative medicine, and chronic diseases. A Connecticut native, Dr. Pickerstein graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Prior to joining Spot On, he worked at several veterinary hospitals across Connecticut developing strong relationships with the veterinary community. Dr. Pickerstein currently splits his time between Old Greenwich and New Haven with his partner Moira, 3 children Isaac, Jade, and Skye, his dog Rex and step cat, Brady.

ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN

Dr. Andrew Pickerstein

Our Veterinary Technicians 

Nersy Carias

MJ Arambulo

Tatyana A.

Brianna

Our Management Team

Director of Operations

Becky Putter

Director

Sue Stewart

Becky has worked hand in hand with her husband to launch this business from the ground up in September 2015. At Spot On, Becky is the director of operations where she manages the practice’s business administration, finances, and marketing. Becky grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Vassar College, and worked previously in nonprofit development and philanthropy.

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Director of Operations

Becky Putter

Kaeley joined Spot On in November of 2016 as the manager of the mobile practice and now oversees all aspects of the Hospital & Hotel. Kaeley has worked in the veterinary industry for 30 years, first as a licensed technician, then managing veterinary hospitals for the last 13 years, most recently providing continuing education and training for hospitals throughout the Northeast. She is also an experienced dog behaviorist and trainer, with roots in shelter medicine and management. Kaeley lives in Brookfield, CT with her partner Dean and their three children Gretta, Zoey and Jake. They share their home with three dogs, one cat, 12 chickens, a Sulcata tortoise, a turkey named Linda, and a ball python named Danger Noodle.

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Senior Director

Kaeley Blum

Sue is a seasoned pet care professional with over 30 years of experience as a district manager, facility manager, and even a groomer. A passionate animal lover, Sue grew up with dogs, cats, hamsters, ferrets, rabbits, and even birds – it’s no surprise she chose the pet industry as a career! Sue started her profession in the grooming industry, then decided to pursue lodging management, where she has remained for some 20 years. Sue aims to provide a safe, caring and a nurturing environment for all dogs and cats that call Spot On their second home. Sue lives in Trumbull CT with her three children, and cavalier king charles spaniel, Olaf.

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Director

Sue Stewart

Patricia COHEN-REDA
Office Manager

Michellee Holley
Client Service Manager

Arin Saunders
Hotel Front Desk Supervisor

Christina Guarnera
Customer Service Team Training Manager

Arielle Putter
Marketing Coordinator

James Blanding
Hotel Manager

Josh Cohen
Facilities Manager

Saul Santiago
Valet Driver