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Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc. (SNIP) is dedicated to improving the lives of Idaho’s cats and dogs by reducing overpopulation through the affordable SNIP Clinic.



Spay Neuter Idaho Pets, Inc. was founded as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in 2008 by a core group of animal welfare advocates who wanted to focus their energy on improving the health of Idaho’s cats and dogs through preventative care. 


Recognizing that spay and neuter is one of the most effective tools the animal welfare community has to combat homelessness and the needless euthanasia of dogs and cats, Spay Neuter Idaho Pets formed a voucher program that worked with the veterinary community to provide spay and neuter services at reduced rates for income-qualifying Idahoan’s. During that timespan, we issued over 25,000 spay or neuter vouchers to local pet owners that would not have been able to sterilize their pet otherwise, reducing overpopulation exponentially. As the need for our spay and neuter voucher program continued to grow with each passing year, it became clear that it was time to open our own facility. Thanks to the combined efforts of individual, corporate and foundation supporters, our dream of opening the SNIP Clinic came to fruition in 2018. Our Clinic programs are dedicated to helping communities throughout Idaho maintain a sustainable pet population by offering easy access to exceptional, affordable, veterinary care. We specialize in high-volume spay and neuter surgery, vaccination and microchip services to Idaho’s pet parents, nonprofit animal rescues, shelters and community partners.

Gold Standard
of Care

The SNIP Clinic has integrated with the ASPCA Humane Alliance


Since opening the SNIP Clinic, we have provided 23,934 spay or neuter procedures, administered 13,565 vaccinations, and implanted 3,807 microchips.

Surgeries Completed
Vaccines Administered
Ferals Sterilized
Microchips Implanted


The SNIP Clinic has integrated the nationally recognized, Gold Standard of care model through the ASPCA Humane Alliance, allowing us to best serve those with limited resources and access to care. We accomplish this goal by:
  • Combating pet overpopulation through affordable spay and neuter surgery, preventing unwanted litters of puppies and kittens and enabling pets to live longer, healthier lives.
  • Humanely stopping the exponential growth of the community cat population by trapping, sterilizing and vaccinating community cats.
  • Preventing costly illnesses by offering affordable core vaccines.
  • Ensuring that lost pets are returned to their pet parents if lost, rather than entering a shelter, by offering affordable microchips with lifetime registrations.
  • Collaborating with our community partners to better serve pets and people in our community.
Veterinary team

Meet Our Team


Executive Director

Penelope brings a wealth of experience to her new role. With more than 20 years working in nonprofit management. She has the combination of leadership and organizational development experience that will allow her to lead and grow the mission of SNIP. Her passion for animal health & welfare, rescue and adoption along with professional experience and strengths allow her to carry on the great work that Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP) does in the community.


Penelope is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Human Development & Family Studies and a secondary in Social Work. Additionally, Penelope maintains Grant Writing Certification from the American Grant Writers Association, Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certification from One OC, and Certified Fund Raising Executive (C.F.R.E) through the Association for Fundraising Professionals.


She is absolutely delighted to work with the caring and generous individuals that make up this important organization, and is confident that together we will continue to provide excellent care and services to the animals and citizens of this community.

Dr. Millard is a Tennessee native and has lived in the Treasure Valley since 2005.


When not working at SNIP, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and working on her farm where she and her husband raise working Border Collies, sheep, cattle and alfalfa.

Dr. Millard

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine


Lead Veterinary Technician

Marissa has been working as a vet tech for four years now and loves what she does. She grew up always having animals in the house and developed a love and passion for helping them at a young age.


She is married and does not have any children except for her fur child, a 7 year old Shiba Inu mix named Bailey. In her spare time, she likes to play pool and plays in leagues with her husband. She also enjoys painting and reading.


Marissa is very excited about having the opportunity to be a part of the SNIP Clinic team.

Dusti is a Veterinary Technician for the SNIP Clinic. She was born in Denver Colorado but soon became an Idahoan at the age of 1. She grew up in the country and was the kid who brought home all the strays!!


She has owned many pets from horses, pigs, dogs and cats to a parrot named Harvey. Dusti has always had a love for working and helping animals and strives to show that love through her work. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking and spending quality time with her family.


Dusti is extremely happy to be able to help community pets through SNIP Clinic.


Veterinary Technician


Assistant Veterinary Technician

Hannah currently attends school at The College Of Western Idaho and is studying animal sciences.


Her love for animals started at a young age when she was a part of a zoology class in elementary school.


She has had many pets: snakes, cats, and a dog over the years.


In her free time she likes to bake and spend time with her kitty Shadow.


She is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the SNIP team.

Meet Our Board


  • Nicole Lang, Chair
  • Mary Zimmerman, Treasurer
  • Jarrod Massie, Member at Large
  • Chelsea Slosar, Member at Large


  • Sunrise Ayers, Member at Large