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About The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic
The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic is a low cost spay neuter clinic located in Vass, NC, off US 1.
The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic has performed more than 60,000 of these low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter surgeries. The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic works with area animal shelters, rescues, and individual pet owners with the mission to provide affordable pet surgeries in North Carolina to address the pet overpopulation problem.
The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills (the “SNVC”) opened its doors in early 2008. In its first year of operation, the SNVC performed over 4,200 spay/neuter surgeries for the initial nine county service area. By the end of 2008, the SNVC was performing at the rate of over 40 surgeries a day, and by December 2012, 30,000 spay/neuter surgeries were provided at the SNVC and the coverage area expanded from nine counties to eleven counties in Central North Carolina.
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Dr. Cynthia Eaton
Owner, Chief Surgeon
Dr. Cindy Eaton is a 2005 graduate of North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Eaton completed an equine internship in Kentucky and practiced mixed animal medicine for three years. Dr. Eaton joined the Spay Neuter Clinic in 2008, shortly after the clinic opened. In addition to being the chief surgeon, she has been involved with the growth and management of the clinic since 2008 and took over ownership of the clinic in 2014. Dr. Eaton is very dedicated to the clinic, the animals we serve and the importance of spaying and neutering. When not working, Dr. Eaton enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, traveling and being outside. She has quite a collection of animals on her farm; including cats, horses, goats, chickens, ducks and turtles! “Providing high quality and affordable spay neuter surgeries is the most effective way of reducing overpopulation and reducing the euthanasia rates in shelters. I am proud to be part of the Spay Neuter Clinic and the incredible service that we offer to both pets and owners. For many animals this is their first opportunity at veterinary care and gives us a chance to educate owners about responsible pet ownership.” Dr. Eaton
Dr. Jay Mackie
Dr. Mackie is a ’77 graduate of NC State with a BS in Animal Science and was accepted to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1981. As a small animal vet, he practiced in Martinsville, VA and developed a love for surgery. He relocated to Raleigh joining Quail Corners Animal Hospital in 1983, where he was an associate and then a partner for 25 years. After leaving Quail Corners, Dr. Mackie has continued to use his surgery skills for the last ten years to do low cost spay/neuter at SNVC. Dr. Mackie loves to spend time on the North Carolina Coast with his wife Debbie and their two dogs, Earle and Trixie. “It’s very rewarding to have a positive impact on pet overpopulation and still be able to do surgery, which is what I enjoy” – Dr. Mackie
Erin has been with SNVC since 2010 and in the veterinary field since 2005. She is extremely dedicated to the mission of the CAC and SNVC. Erin brings a sense of humor and outgoing personality to our days. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, twins, and toddler. They like working around the house and spending vacations in the NC Mountains! Erin is planning on expanding her education for the Veterinary field through business management. “SNVC has brought so much to my life! It’s amazing the impact and difference we are able to make. When you can see the difference in animal euthanasia rates and animal control intake over the years, it makes what we do so much more meaningful. I am very honored and excited to be able to say that I have been a part of such a wonderful and desperately needed movement within our local and surrounding communities.” - Erin
Customer Service Representative
Paula has been with SNVC since 2013. She is the “voice” you speak to 90% of the time when you call our clinic! When not at SNVC, Paula enjoys spending time on her farm where she raises Shetland ponies with her husband, Larry. She is also a mother of 3 daughters and a grandmother of 5! Paula’s goal is for her farm to someday make them “self-sufficient” while raising gardens, chickens, and rabbits. Paula also fosters dogs and feral cats. “Working at SNVC is a daily challenge with a great team of owners, co-workers, and supporters. This combination was for a rewarding experience at the end of the day!” - Paula
Candi has been working in the Veterinary field for 11 years. She is an extremely dedicated staff member at SNVC and has been with SNVC since 2015. The wellbeing of her patients is her top priority. When Candi is not working, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family, which includes her cat “Blue”. She also enjoys being outdoors, traveling and planning events. “Working at SNVC has been a great experience in my veterinary career. We are able to assist with the over population of canines and felines, and we are also able to help those in need financially! It’s a win win!” - Candi
Alyssa has been working at SNVC since the start of 2017. She has always had a deep passion for all types of animals. Alyssa is constantly looking to broaden her knowledge and skill set in the Veterinary Field. In her down time, Alyssa enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with her husband, David and her hound mix Otis. “Working for the Spay Neuter Clinic, I finally feel like I am making a difference in the animal community! I feel strongly on the issue and importance of spay and neuter. Every animal deserves the perfect home and that solution starts with population control.” - Alyssa
Kari has been a part of the SNVC since August of 2018. She is extremely caring and dedicated to the patients at SNVC. Kari works as a veterinary assistant at SNVC and specializes in patient recovery. Kari is currently enrolled in school to become a veterinary technician. She lives with her husband of 10 years, 8 indoor felines, and 2 dogs. Kari also helps the feral cat community in her area. “I have had animals all my life and I could never imagine my life without them. It has always been my dream to work in veterinary medicine. Rescue, Spay and Neuter, and Trap and release for feral cats are very important to me. I have volunteered with animal shelters before and I truly believe in and love the good that we do here at SNVC.” - Kari
Carolyn started with SNVC as a volunteer to obtain her veterinary assistant certificate. She enjoyed her time at SNVC so much that she became part of our amazing team once she completed her training in 2018! “I have learned so much since I started at SNVC and I enjoy being a part of the team. I feel like I have a purpose and that I am doing the community some good by helping reduce the over population of canines and felines. During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and being outdoors, camping or fishing. I have a strong passion for music as well and enjoy playing piano and guitar.” -Carolyn
Angela started as a volunteer with us at SNVC while enrolled in a program to gain her veterinary assistant certificate. Upon completion, Angela became an employee with SNVC since she enjoyed the time she spent as a volunteer. Angela describes herself as independent, hardworking, funny, and genuine. We are happy to have Angela join our team! “I’ve worked with and around animals my whole life. It has become a passion of mine to help them in any way that I can. I started my own pet sitting business when I was 10 years old. When I was in middle school I joined the FFA and stayed in that until my senior year. I loved learning about agriculture and horticulture. Outside of work, I enjoy sports and being outdoors. Some of my hobbies include hunting and fishing. I love the work I do at SNVC and making an impact on the overpopulation issue.” -Angela
Customer Service Representative
Lisa became part of the SNVC team at the start of 2019. Lisa is always smiling and brings her love for people and animals to our Client Service team. Lisa is a pet mom to three “fluffy” felines, and has enjoyed entering the veterinary field. In Lisa’s free time she loves to be outdoors with her daughter, whether it’s at the beach, hiking in the mountains, or gardening. “I believe that SNVC is a blessing to so many who otherwise could not afford to spay / neuter their pets. We are providing a much needed service to assist in keeping the pet overpopulation down and prevent unnecessary euthanasia. I am blessed to be part of this team.” - Lisa