About Us


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 Humane Alliance in Asheville, North Carolina. This an 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 Humane Alliance and grateful for their contributions.

TLC PetSnip offers the community a state-of-the-art surgery center that includes the latest surgery equipment with the help of a grant from PetSmart Charities. Since it’s opening, TLC PetSnip has successfully performed over 29,000 spay/neuter surgeries to help the furry friends in the community.

Terry and the TLC PetSnip community 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.

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


Surgeon Veterinarians:

Dr. Boyd Harrell, DVM

Dr. Michele McCutcheon, DVM

Dr. Tsuyoshi Watanabe, DVM

Dr. Valeri Love, DVM (Ocala)


Wellness Veterinarians:

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

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

Dr. Michelle McCutcheon, DVM (Lakeland)

Dr. Candace McCall, DVM (Ocala)




Medical Staff


Hannah Chumney – Surgery/Wellness Technician, Dentals

Kirsten Pintsch – Surgery Technician, OR

Marissa Bass – Surgery Technician

Bryan Jernigan –  Surgery Technician

Kym Olson – Veterinary Technician, PRN

Stephanie Nikodem – Veterinary Technician, PRN



Kelsey McCreary – Wellness Supervisor

Jacinta Franzen – Wellness Technician

Victoria Jones – Wellness Technician

Brianna Hall – Wellness Technician

Savannah Barber – Wellness Technician Assistant



Desiree Crosley – Lead Veterinary Technician

Josh Guffey – Veterinary Technician

Tina Mayer – Veterinary Technician Assistant

Micah Reagan – Sterile Technician

Kristen Ewing – Client Care Specialist





Support Staff

Debbie Cioffi – Rescue/Adoption Coordinator, CCS

Lisa Gray – Public Relations Representative, CVT (Surgery)

Carole Dodson – Client Care Specialist

Kacey Peacock – Client Care Specialist

Kayla Robinson – Client Care Specialist