Our vision is a community that reduces the number of unwanted dogs and cats born, thereby reducing the number of animals that enter shelters only to be killed for population control.
To provide effective, affordable and accessible spay/neuter options in our community and to educate people – both pet and non-pet owners alike – about the benefits of spay/neuter and responsible pet ownership.
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 their communities of Polk & Marion. Starting June 2019, the Hillsborough clinic will also be offering spay/neuter services.
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!
Dr. Michelle Ferrera
Dr. Michelle Ferrera graduated in 1993 from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, New York. She has been mostly in private practice since then, in Plant City, Lutz, and Riverview, Florida, although she also spent two and a half years employed at Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center in the late nineties. She enjoys providing medical and surgical care for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals, and has had some experience with small ruminants and pot belly pigs.
Dr. Ferrera lives in Riverview and has been married to her wonderful husband Frank for over seventeen years, and is the mother of two daughters.
Dr. Ferrera is looking forward to serving the medical and surgical needs of the dog and cat patients and clients of TLC Petsnip,Inc.
Get To Know The Staff
Management & Veterinarians
Terry Sandlak – Clinic Founder
Emily Lorenzano – Executive Director
Lisa Gray – Operations Manager
Dr. Michele McCutcheon, DVM
Dr. Tsuyoshi Watanabe, DVM
Dr. Valeri Love, DVM (Ocala)
Dr. Michelle Ferrera, DVM (Lakeland & East Tampa)
Dr. Sean Raleigh, DVM (Lakeland & East Tampa)
Dr. Michelle McCutcheon, DVM (Lakeland)
LAKELAND & EAST TAMPA TEAM
Hannah Chumney – Lead Surgical Technician
Kirsten Pintsch – Surgery Technician, OR
Bryan Jernigan – Surgery Technician
Alina Anderson – Surgery Technician
Josh Guffey – Veterinary Technician/RV Transport, PRN
Kym Olson – Veterinary Technician, PRN
Stephanie Nikodem – Veterinary Technician, PRN
Kelsey McCreary – Wellness Supervisor
Jacinta Franzen – Wellness Technician
Brianna Hall – Wellness Technician
Savannah Barber – Wellness Technician Assistant
Karen Lancaster – Clinic Manager, Veterinary Technician
Carley Walker – Veterinary Technician
Cameron Croft – Veterinary Technician Assistant
Ashley Intihar – Veterinary Technician, PRN
Coley Haas – Public Relations Representative/Veterinary Technician Assistant
Debbie Cioffi – Rescue/Adoption Coordinator, CCS
Carole Dodson – Client Care Specialist (Lakeland front desk)
Kacey Peacock – Client Care Specialist (East Tampa front desk)
Kayla Robinson – Client Care Specialist
Christa Wilson – Client Care Specialist
Erin Hickman – Client Care Specialist (Ocala)
Kristen Ewing – Client Care Specialist (Ocala)