Leading Ladies 2024


The concept of “one medicine” in the veterinary profession refers to the similarities in human and animal health, promoting collaboration to understand and treat diseases, and it’s an idea that Dr. Amy Pratt takes a step further: “In my mind, this extends to the one world we share and the health of the natural systems. People need to understand more about the natural world.”

The owner of WEST GREENWICH ANIMAL HOSPITAL, with husband Dr. Ralph Pratt, Dr. Amy and her team help families understand anatomy, physiology, health, and sickness in an approachable way. An advocate for education, she also founded THE GREENE SCHOOL,  a charter high school with a rigorous pre-college curriculum which focuses on environmental issues.

Dr. Amy holds degrees from the University of Rhode Island and Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. “I love helping animals and the families who love them,” she shares. “I like listening to people, helping them understand what is going on with their pets, and which options work for them in terms of veterinary care.”

Open since 1995, West Greenwich Animal Hospital provides care for cats and dogs with a passionate team of employees who love working together, and the Pratts also mentor new professionals in the field. “The pandemic has been stressful in the veterinary world and many people have had trouble finding care, but Ralph and I have been committed to helping animals.”

Serving on the board of The Greene School, the state’s only EL (Expeditionary Learning) school, Dr. Amy is proud of the institution’s broad, diverse reach, with a student body coming from over 26 school districts. The 70-acre campus in West Greenwich will see the addition of two classrooms this summer to improve science education. “The world needs environmentally literate citizens and leaders from all backgrounds,” says Dr. Amy. “When I hear of our graduates going on to now graduate from college, I know what a difference The Greene School has made.”


West Greenwich Animal Hospital

14 Victory Highway, West Greenwich



The Greene School

94 John Potter Road, West Greenwich