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.

Katherine DiSandro DVM

Veterinarian
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Dr. DiSandro
Veterinarian

Dr. DiSandro graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.  She began her career as a mixed animal practitioner, working on both large and small animals, but has since pursued shelter medicine/high quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery.  She not only likes to teach others but also loves trying new things for herself!

At home, Dr. DiSandro enjoys working with her church and volunteering with different organizations.  She also has a cute kitten named Apatchy to keep her busy when she is not using her spare time to read. 

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!

Yami

Operations Manager
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Yami
Operations Manager

Yami is originally from Puerto Rico.  She has always had pets since an early age and developed a sense of nurturing them and she has had the pleasure of working with animals for the majority of her life.  She began her career working for a pet store in Houston, TX and from that experience, developed an interest in animal medicine; creating treatment protocols and preventive care for incoming pets.  Later she moved to Florida and worked at the Jacksonville Humane Society.  There she was able to gain knowledge about animal behavior and participated in DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) of the US Humane Society.  Through DART she was able to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief which relocated pets to safer areas and reunited lost pets with their owners.  She worked at the Orlando Humane Society for over 12 years at their high volume spay/neuter clinic.  She educated the clients in the benefits of spay and neuter, proper vaccination and prevention of parasites.  She considers herself to be blessed because she is able to do what she loves doing the most.  She knows that her work makes a difference in pets, their owners and her community. 

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.

Erika

Surgery Tech
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Erika
Surgery Tech

Coming Soon! 

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.

Lynette

Office Coordinator
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Lynette
Office Coordinator

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 animals.

Ted

Office Assistant
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Ted
Office Assistant

Coming Soon!

Simba

Office Assistant
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Simba
Office Assistant 

Simba came to us during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He is truly an amazing animal; which is why he has a title and a spot on our website.  He is our office cat and provides much needed snuggles or head bumps when we are having an off day. 

Board of Directors
Erin Zebell • Alicia Funderburk • N. Earl Harris
Dara Edmonds • Melodie Moreno • Dr. Kim Ferizolli
Advisory Board
Ivy Fivey
Protectors of Companion Animals, Inc. d/b/a  SNiP-it of Central Florida (aka: SNiP-it Clinic)
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