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About The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic
The Spay Neuter Veterinary Clinic of the Sandhills (SNVC) is a high quality, high volume, low cost spay neuter clinic. The mission of SNVC is to reduce pet overpopulation and increase the quality of life for pets through increasing accessibility to spay, neuter and wellness services to cats and dogs in our area. SNVC works with area animal shelters, rescues, and individual pet owners to provide affordable pet surgeries in North Carolina to achieve our mission.
The Spay Neuter Clinic opened at the location in Vass, NC on December 10, 2007 and was founded by Dr. Joseph Currie, with support from the Companion Animal Clinic Foundation. In 2014, Dr. Cindy Eaton took over ownership of the clinic from Dr. Currie, which was a natural transition since she had been managing the practice since 2008. SNVC has grown so much since 2007 and has performed more than 80,000 high quality, low cost spay and neuter surgeries since that date.
Starting in 2020, SNVC began a partnership with The Spay Neuter Initiative Program (SNIP) to ensure that SNVC would be able to continue to support and subsidize surgeries for 501c3 rescue groups and those in financial need. SNIP is a non-profit created to fill the gap in pet care that happens when an owner simply cannot afford the care they want to give their pet. SNIP and SNVC are here to provide low cost services to rescue groups and to owners if they happen to find themselves in a tight financial position and are not able to afford the full cost of services. Our goal is to ensure that all pets get the veterinary care that they need, regardless of owner’s finances, through offering vouchers to greatly subsidize the costs of spay/neuter surgery or other wellness services.
Over the last almost thirteen years, SNVC has vastly outgrown the building that we are currently leasing and, at the close of 2020, we will be moving to an updated, much larger space to continue to grow and operate. The new clinic location will be in Cumberland County, which was identified as an area of high need for low cost spay and neuter services. Through this move we will be able to expand our services to help more pets who would not otherwise be receiving adequate veterinary care.
While we are sad to be leaving Moore County, we are excited to be able to reach more animals and offer more services.
Call (910) 400-SNVC (7682) for appointments to spay/neuter your pets!
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
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
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