About Us

Animal Protection Association dba Spay Memphis is a nonprofit clinic offering high-quality, affordable spay and neuter services to the public. We have operated since 2005 and performed over 60,000 spay and neuter surgeries!


To prevent pet overpopulation through high-quality, affordable spay and neuter surgeries


Memphis will be the leader in animal welfare and the ideal pet-friendly community where euthanasia is not necessary because there is a loving and responsible home for every pet.


Since 2005, Spay Memphis has helped more than 67,000 animals receive affordable spay and neuter surgery, which has reduced the number of puppies and kittens born in the Mid-South by the millions!

In 2020 alone, Spay Memphis was able to spay/neuter 7,763 pets!

2020 Spay/Neuter Statistics 
Dogs - 2,807
Domestic Cats - 2,947
Feral Cats - 1,817
Rabbits - 174
Potbellied Pigs - 18
Total - 7,763

One of our main goals is to remove the financial burden of spay/neuter so that all pet owners can make the decision to have their pet fixed.  We work tirelessly to secure individual donor and grant funding to help clients who need additional financial assistance beyond our already discounted prices. (Click here to learn more about our discounted surgery/grant opportunities.)

We are grateful to our dedicated Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, grant partners, community and rescue partners, and donors. Spay Memphis is a 100% donor and program fee funded (co-payments for surgery from pet owners) organization. If you love animals, there is a way for you to help. Contact us if you would like more information on how you can make a difference.

Annual Surgery Numbers

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Cathy Simmons 
Legacy Wealth Management

Ashley Harris
SuperLo Foods

Leslie Isaacman Yohey
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Jeree Wheat
Reynolds Bones & Griesbeck PLC

Catherine Knoll
RedRover Marketing

Donna McDermott
FedEx Services

Dr. Laura Bahorich
Memphis Veterinary Specialists

Joe Birch, III
Legacy Wealth Management

Austin Bryeans
Kaizen Realty

Dr. Wyndie Buckler

Mike Divoky
FedEx Services

Lauren Estes
Allegiant Financial Planning, LLC / Estes Designs

Ellen Barry
Spay Memphis Volunteer, Retired Attorney

Are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors of Spay Memphis? Contact Brittany Pace, Executive Director, at bpace@spaymemphis.org for more information.

Brittany Pace
Executive Director
Dr. Syron Oleson
Supervising Veterinarian
Alyssa Aldridge
Clinic Manager
Lazandra "Denise" Jones
Client Coordinator
Jazmin Castillo-Pierre
Patient Care Coordinator
Bethany Beck
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Marlene Risch
Veterinary Assistant
Eulalia "Laly" Salcido
Veterinary Assistant
Dr. Rachel Ripley
Taylor Horner
Veterinary Assistant
Jessica Fox
Veterinary Assistant
Tayler Phillips
Veterinary Assistant
Dr. Barbara Klimt

Associate Veterinarian

Spay Memphis is looking to add a full-time associate veterinarian to our team! Please click for full job description and how to apply.

Relief Veterinarian

We are always accepting applications for our relief Veterinarian staff. If you are a TN licensed Veterinarian and interested in working full-time, part-time or even just a few days a month at Spay Memphis, contact Executive Director, Brittany Pace, at bpace@spaymemphis.org.