About Us


Our vision is a community that has a 90% or higher adoption rate from municipal shelters.  We want to reduce the number of animals that are surrendered to shelters for financial reasons and that are born unwanted.  We believe that every animal deserves a loving home with an owner that can afford care.


Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable and accessible veterinary care for all pet owners in a caring and compassionate way.  We believe in pet care education and will provide services to any pet in need, within our capacity of care.


TLC PetSnip, Inc. will provide the highest level of care to our patients and their families, both on a professional and personal level. Our staff and our volunteers will reflect our core values of compassion, personal responsibility and outstanding service. We will strive to be role models in our community by positively impacting animal welfare.

The founder Terry Sandlak and her late mother, LaVerne Peyton, had a dream to start up a high quality facility that supplied affordable pet care that owner’s could trust. In 2012, TLC PetSnip, Incorporated was formed. Terry created the 501(c)3 business out of the concern of pet overpopulation in the community. She discovered that the main reason people do not spay/neuter their pets is due to the high cost or the lack of availability to the services.

When opening their doors in 2013, TLC PetSnip, Inc. partnered with ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance (formally Humane Alliance) in Asheville, North Carolina. This organization mentors to over one hundred organizations in opening and operating high volume, high quality, low-cost spay/neuter clinics. TLC PetSnip is honored to be affiliated with ASPCA Spay/Neuter Alliance and grateful for their contributions.

Since opening the first non-profit veterinary clinic of Polk County in 2013, TLC PetSnip now has three clinics serving the three counties of Polk, Marion (est. November 2018) & Hillsborough (est. September 2017).

TLC PetSnip offers the community high quality veterinary services at an affordable cost. Since it’s opening, TLC PetSnip has successfully performed over 40,000 spay/neuter surgeries to help the furry friends in the communities they serve.

Terry and the TLC PetSnip family is extremely appreciative of the opportunity brought before them and for the ability to help thousands of animals. Contact TLC PetSnip today with any questions or if you would like to tour one of our clinics!

Get To Know The Staff

Management & Veterinarians

Terry Sandlak – Clinic Founder

Emily Lorenzano – Executive Director

Lisa Gray – Director of Development


Surgeon Veterinarians:

Dr. Michele McCutcheon, DVM

Dr. Tsuyoshi Watanabe, DVM

Dr. G. Robert Weedon, DVM

Dr. Valeri Love, DVM


Wellness Veterinarians:

Dr. Michelle Ferrera, DVM (Lakeland & East Tampa)

Dr. Sean Raleigh, DVM (Lakeland & East Tampa)

Dr. Michelle McCutcheon, DVM (Lakeland)




Medical Staff



Hannah – Lead Surgical Technician

Kirsten – Surgery Technician, OR

Josh- Veterinary Technician/RV Transport, PRN

Logan-Surgical Technician

Sarah-Surgical Technician

Tabatha-Surgical Technician

Lindzi -Sterile Technician


Kelsey – Wellness Supervisor

Jacinta – Wellness Technician

Bryan – Wellness Technician

McKenzie-Wellness Technician


Carley – Wellness Supervisor

Chris-Surgical Technician

Megan-Surgery Technician

Sara-Surgery Technician

Kelsey-Wellness Technician

Brooke-Wellness Technician










Support Staff

Lakeland and East Tampa 

Debbie – Rescue/Adoption Coordinator, CCS

Carole – Client Care Specialist

Kayla – Client Care Specialist

Christa  – Client Care Specialist

Isabella- Client Care Specialist

Christopher- Client Care Specialist



Melissa-Client Care Specialist

Joshua-Client Care Specialist

Mikayla-Client Care Specialist