About Us

LOW COST SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC

We take pride in providing low-cost Spay/Neuter with high standards of veterinary care. We are a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit In Kissimmee, FL. Our Clinic doors eagerly opened in August of 2016.

Our Mission remains to provide the residents of Central Florida with humane solutions to the pet overpopulation problem through education and by offering low cost spay/neuter services.

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HOW IT ALL BEGAN….

It started in 2001.  One person, one vision, one animal at a time.  Founder Gloria Wade was determined to end pet homelessness and reduce animal overpopulation in Central Florida.  In 2002, the organization she founded (The Animal Welfare Alliance of Central Florida) was instrumental in convincing the commissioners of Seminole County to eliminate the practice of adopting out intact animals from the County Animal Shelter.  This in turn brought the benefits of spaying and neutering to the community’s attention.  From then to 2013,  with the help of her sister (Joan Frazier), the organization has supported many spay/neuter programs and assisted hundreds of pet owners in need.  

In 2014, the organization was re-named and re-structured to be more efficient and more effective. Today, under the name SNiP-it, we are still focused on the vision of assisting the residents of Central Florida with low cost, easy access spay/neuter options. While our name has changed, our mission has not!

MEET OUR STAFF

Mary H. Gray DVM, MS

Lead Veterinarian
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MARY H. GRAY DVM, MS
LEAD VETERINARIAN

Dr. Gray is a 1984 graduate of the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine. Over the course of her career she has taught at the college level, owned a feline exclusive small animal practice, done general small animal practice, as well as emergency medicine. She has completed well over 18,000 spay/neuter surgeries. She also donates her time to World Vets – providing international aid for animals.

Dr. Gray is the proud mom to two lovely adult daughters. At home she is kept company by three dachshunds and two cats. In her spare time she volunteers with Central FL Search and Rescue and enjoys reading, quilting, and photography.

Dr. Katherine

Lead Veterinarian
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Dr. Katherine
Lead Veterinarian

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Sheila Westerveld

Executive Director
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Sheila Westerveld
Executive Director

Sheila is one of the founding members of SNiP-it of Central Florida.  She has over 35 years in Chemical Regulatory Compliance and the Environmental, Health and Safety Industry.  She began the journey to open the high quality, low cost spay/neuter clinic with the pioneer of Protectors of Companion Animals, Gloria Wade, in 2010. 

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of so many along the way, SNiP-it of Central Florida was born in August 2016.  As with most parents who must let their children go on to become their own adults, she decided to step back from the Board of Directors as President in 2018.  Now having come full circle in 2020, Sheila is very proud to be back as the Executive Director to take the clinic to new levels of achievement and success.

Susan Muncy

Clinic Director
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Susan Muncy
Clinic Director

Susan joins the SNiP-it Team from Chattanooga, TN. She started her career in rescue & spay/neuter in 2005 when she started volunteering at The Humane Educational Society in Chattanooga. She created a dog walking program to ensure that each pet waiting for their forever home got attention. In 2006, she started as an office assistant at a brand new spay/neuter clinic – Wally’s Friends. Her passion for spay/neuter pushed her into the position of Office Manager and Transport Coordinator.

In 2015, she left to be a stay at home mom to her son, Emerson. Looking to get back involved with the mission, she accepted the position as Clinic Director at SNiP-it. Moving with her is a wonderful husband, sweet baby boy, 2 dogs “Zoey & Tiana”, and a once feral cat “Frankie”. She looks forward to helping pet overpopulation in Central Florida! In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, her and her husband always put on a light show at Christmas, and they are also excited to be close to Disney World!

Yvette

​Lead Surgery Tech
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Yvette
​Lead Surgery Tech

Yvette started her career working in a boarding kennel in California. After graduating from high school, she studied to become a veterinary technician and moved to Central Florida. She has always had a passion for helping animals. She worked at several animal hospitals including Pet Alliance before continuing her passion and joining the SNiP-it team.

She has a brilliant daughter in high school (who wants to become a vet), a granddog “Stitch” and a grandkitty “Hamilton”. She loves to hangout with her daughter and fur babies on the weekend.

Nikki

Surgery Tech
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Nikki
Surgery Tech

Nikki’s life is run by four big cats – “Django”, “Sir Pounce”, “Phantom”, and “Salem”.  She joined the SNiP-it team in October 2016 and has been a valuable team member ever since.  Her previous experience included working at an animal emergency room and for a private practice veterinarian.  She loves her work here and gets great joy from helping all types of furry friends, but hold a very special place in her heart for the kitties.

When she isn’t taking naps with her kitties, she is playing a constant game of fetch with her youngest cat Salem. 

Trixy

Surgery Tech
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Trixy
Surgery Tech

Trixy is currently attending school to become a certified veterinary technician and then on to becoming a veterinarian. When she graduates from vet school, she is going to specialize in working with larger and exotic animals (not just your typical house pets)! She grew up with animals  on her families farm. Then she added her amazing yorkies “Luna” and “Toby”, her bearded dragon “Reptar”, and her beta fish “Suchi”.

Surrounded by animals she knew this would be her lifes work. After working hard and fast at SNiP-it as a volunteer, she obtained the skills to join the SNiP-it team as a kennel tech. In her free time when she isn’t working or studying, she is sharing snacks and playing with her baby “Toby”.

Sarah

Surgery Tech
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Sarah
Surgery Tech

Originally from Queens, NY, Sarah has been in Florida for the past 20 years. she has always had a love and passion for animals which led her to her career change from Sociology to Veterinary Medicine. As a current student, she hopes to attend vet school to pursue her dream of becoming a Veterinarian.

Keeping her company on her days off are her 2 chiweenies and one cat. Music is another passion of hers so you may very well find her at a local concert or music festival.

Lynette

Office Assistant Lead
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Lynette
Office Assistant Lead

Lynette is from Staten Island, NY. She has been residing in Florida since 2012. SNiP-it is Lynette’s first experience at an animal clinic, something she enjoys to do because of her love of animals.

When at home she looks forward to love and cuddles from her two cats. Mishu and Nuzy.

She is happy to be apart of the SNiP-it team and helping the community and their anima

Jackie

Office Assistant
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Jackie
Office Assistant

Jackie comes to us all the way from the Bronx, NY. For the past 3 years she has bee a Floridian with her family which includes her husband, 3 children and 3 fur-babies (whom, by the way, are her favorite children, but don’t tell her human children…sssshhhhh).

She has worked for non-profit organizations for most of her career, including the American Red Cross. At SNiP-it she has been able to combine her passion for helping people and her love for animals.

Alyssa

Assistant Tech
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Alyssa
Assistant Tech

Alyssa started out as one of our volunteers her at SNiP-it. Through hard work and dedication she has now become one of our Veterinary Tech Assistants. She is enrolled in college starting her life’s journey to becoming a Veterinarian.

She was born and raised in Florida. She has 3 fur-babies: her dog Stitch; and cats, Simba and Wednesday. All of which are frequent office guests at SNiP-it.

Board of Directors
Kristen Arrington • Linette Matheny • Erin Zebell • Margie Bryan • Jena Threadgill
Kristen Arrington
Linette Matheny
Erin Zebell
Margie Bryan
Jena Threadgill
Advisory Board
Ivy Fivey
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