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
Dr. Michele McCutcheon, DVM
Dr. Tsuyoshi Watanabe, DVM
Dr. G. Robert Weedon, DVM
Dr. Valeri Love, DVM
Dr. Michelle Ferrera, DVM (Lakeland & East Tampa)
Dr. Sean Raleigh, DVM (Lakeland & East Tampa)
Dr. Michelle McCutcheon, DVM (Lakeland)
LAKELAND & EAST TAMPA TEAM
Hannah – Lead Surgical Technician
Kirsten – Surgery Technician, OR
Josh- Veterinary Technician/RV Transport, PRN
Lindzi -Sterile Technician
Kelsey – Wellness Supervisor
Jacinta – Wellness Technician
Bryan – Wellness Technician
Carley – Wellness Supervisor
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