What is the cost?

The cost for the owner of the pet is $25 for dogs and $15 for cats. This will be paid to the veterinarian’s office the day of the surgery.

Are there any potential additional costs?

There may be additional costs at the veterinarian’s office the day of surgery depending upon recommendations from the veterinarian. The veterinarian may require a rabies vaccination if one has not been administered in the last year. They may also recommend post-surgery pain medications.

Where will the spay/neuter surgery be performed?

The following local veterinarian’s offices are contractual partners with the SCHS for the administration of the SNIP program:

Indian Ridge Animal Hospital

 1100 Indian Trail Drive Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 378-4753

Family Pet Veterinary Hospital

4399 Highway 11 W # 2, Blountville, TN 37617

(423) 279-1738

Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic

16222 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 22079
(276) 591-5790

Do the Spay/Neuter Certificates expire?

Yes, Spay/Neuter Certificates expire 3 months from issue date.

Are animals affiliated with rescue organizations eligible to receive certificates?

No. Our program is for existing domesticated pets in households or pets acquired with the intention of providing a lifelong home and care of said animal. The SCHS defines “rescue” animals as animals for which an individual plans to find another home for, and are therefore ineligible to receive a SNIP certificate. For addition information regarding eligibility, please read our Terms and Conditions

Are feral cats eligible to receive certificates?


Where does SCHS receive funding for the SNIP Program?

Funds for SCHS Spay/Neuter Impact program have been secured by donations, fundraisers, and grants. All applications will be reviewed under the guidelines set forth by SCHS and the grant providers whether it be financial, age, canine/feline, size or sex of pet, etc.

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who is eligible for the program? 

  • Applicants must live or be employed by a business physically located in Sullivan County, TN.

  • Applicants must be the owner of the animal(s) listed on the Spay/Neuter Certificate Application, and plan to keep the animal as a companion pet in the household for the life of the animal. The SCHS defines “owner” as an individual with a domesticated pet who intends to provide a home and lifelong care of said animal.

Is there an income limit?

There is no income limit; however applicants with financial needs will be given priority. For additional information regarding eligibility, please read our Terms and Conditions.

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