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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.
Founded by The Companion Animal Clinic Foundation (CAC), 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 for 7+ years and in the veterinary field for 12 years. 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 time with her husband, twin 9 year olds, 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
Candi has been working in the Veterinary field for 11 years. She is an extremely dedicated staff member at SNVC. 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 for 8 months. 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 Fiancé, 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”
Rebekah started her veterinary career here at SNVC. She has been with us for 5 years. She brings a great attitude to our client service team! Rebekah enjoys playing soccer, vacationing at the beach, and being outdoors! She is always happy and very much the comedian of our staff! She keeps us and our clients always smiling! “I think that what we do here at SNVC is extremely beneficial to so many people and patients. To be a part of something so great is very rewarding.”- Rebekah
Paula has been with SNVC for 3 years. 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 2, soon to be 4! 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”!