Rebecca Palmer, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of California, Davis


Dr. Rebecca Palmer received her DVM at the University of California at Davis in 2009 and started working at a feline-exclusive clinic in Southern California where she practiced for 4 years. She completed her International Veterinary Acupuncture Society classes in 2012 and is waiting her accreditation and loves the freedom to incorporate eastern philosophy into the practice of western medicine.

The cat has always fascinated and amazed her and working through school as a technician only solidified her wish to work exclusively with these magnificent animals. Elderly cats have a special place in her heart and working to keep them comfortable through the aging process and helping owners understand their varying medical conditions is a welcomed job. Zippy, a Maine coon mix that traveled to California with Dr. Palmer and saw her through vet school and beyond, just passed in February at the ripe age of 23 ½ years. He was a great friend and teacher and tolerated being her test subject for acupuncture on arthritic kitties.

Dr. Palmer and her husband are originally from the seacoast of NH and spent 10 years in California. They are both very glad to be back in New England and look forward to exploring Boston and reconnecting with family and friends in the area. They share their apartment with three feline roommates, Barnum, Mooshi, and Cleo, who still refuse to pull their weight with chores but are great bed warmers.