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 82,000 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 2022 alone, Spay Memphis was able to spay/neuter 7,803 pets!

2023 Spay/Neuter Statistics 
Dogs - 1,990
Domestic Cats - 2,152
Feral Cats - 1,341
Total - 5,483

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

Ashley Harris
SuperLo Foods

Leslie Isaacman Yohey
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Vice President

Lauren Estes
Allegiant Financial Planning, LLC/Estes Designs

Ali Sinkular
Reynolds Bone & Griesbeck PLC

Ellen Barry
Spay Memphis Volunteer, Retired Attorney

Cathy Simmons 
Legacy Wealth Management

Wyndie Buckler, DVM

Mike Divoky
FedEx Services

Meghan Gattas
ALSAC/ St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dawn Manning, Ph.D.
Memphis Zoo

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
Alyssa Aldridge
Clinic Manager
Dr. Savanna Richmond Hughes
Dr. Alyssa Castillo
Lazandra "Denise" Jones
Client Coordinator
Bethany Beck
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Samantha Lewis
Veterinary Assistant
Lexi McAlpin
Veterinary Assi
Whitney Patterson
Veterinary Assistant
Emma Taylor
Veterinary Assistant
Dr. Valerie Bryson
Support Veterinarian
Dr. Barbara Klimt
Support Veterinarian

Staff Veterinarian (Full or Part Time)

We are looking for an experienced HQHVSN veterinarian to join our team! Full time and part time available. Please email resume to bpace@spaymemphis.org

Relief Veterinarian(s)

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.