944 East Main Rd. Portsmouth, RI 02871

(401) 683-0803


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Melissa Lapham, DVM

Dr. Lapham graduated from Cornell in 1995, and obtained her veterinary degree from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She is a member of the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Lapham was thrilled to join the practice at Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic in 2008.

Dr. Lapham enjoys working with cats and dogs, and loves to focus on preventative medicine, education, and treating each patient as if they were her own.

Outside the practice, Dr. Lapham can be found with her loving husband, two young boys, their cat, Chester, or their horse, Ruby.


Potter League Pets

We are pleased to volunteer with the Potter League rescue shelter for homeless pets. If you are looking for a new pet...

Charitable Volunteering

Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic is proud to donate services and raise funds for The Potter League to support animal...

Alice Brightman Memorial Fund

The Fund offers financial help to our patients to pay for medical care their families could not or cannot afford...

Donate to Help Pets

Every day veterinarians across Rhode Island see pet owners who are elderly, disabled, or on a fixed income.


MON – THURS: 8am – 6pm

FRIDAY: 8am – 5pm

SATURDAY: 8am – 12pm