Dorell Sackett

Executive Director of Operations

“I am proud to be a part of the Spay-Neuter Action Project and empower people to be responsible pet owners. SNAP improves the welfare of pets, people and the community here in San Diego. Reaching 65,000 dogs and cats altered in San Diego County aboard our 38-foot high-volume surgical mobile unit, along with educating scores of families locally on the importance of proper pet care is a milestone for pets in this county.”

Sally Costello

Executive Director of Philanthropy

“I am excited to return to the nonprofit sector and make a direct impact on reducing the unwanted animals entering the local shelter system. I have served as the Deputy Director of Animal Services for the County of San Diego and was responsible for managing intake, staff and emergency operations at both regional animal shelters.  Prior to joining the County of San Diego team, I led the Escondido Humane Society as Executive Director for nine years, until that organization merged with the San Diego Humane Society in 2014. I served as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives for San Diego Humane overseeing all real estate matters, facility construction and maintenance, and government contracts.”

Scheduling Team

Our SNAP scheduling team processes over 23,000 phone calls to our 800 hotline every year – along with over 500 online clinic registrations. They assist customers with appointments, reminders, referrals, follow up, and general advice.

Kylie Bennett

Lead Scheduler / Administrative Assistant

Kylie will help you with all your scheduling needs. She is knowledgeable about many local San Diego organizations and has options for you and your pet. Kylie is a kitten and dog foster failure. Ask her what trouble Charlie has gotten into today!

Eshjel Canete

Scheduler, Post-Op Follow-up

Eshjel is the newest member of the SNAP scheduling team and is excited to help you scheduler your pet. You may hear a bark or meow for her many rescued dogs and cats!

Melina Lavullis

Scheduler

I LOVE working for SNAP! I have been volunteering in Animal Welfare for 8 years. I was the Foster coordinator for PAWs Animal shelter Yokosuka in Japan and did TNR (Trap Neuter Return of feral cats) for the Japanese community and the Yokosuka Naval base for 4 years . I currently am a volunteer for the Feral Cat Coalition (FCC) and do TNR for the Orphan Kitten Club (OKC). I recently started volunteering for SDHS in their small pet section to learn more about rabbits.

Veterinarians

Dr. Laura Paris: Surgeon and Premise SNAP North
Dr. Sulani Grindle: Premise SNAP East
Dr. Kate Bader: Surgeon
Celeste Benavides: Surgeon
 
Dr. Ixchel Mosley: Surgeon
Dr. Terry Paik: Surgeon
Dr. Laura Paris: Surgeon
Dr. Zoie Schaefer: Surgeon
 

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Eileen
Kristin
Anna
Holly
Breanne
Becca
Cherie
Maya
Maria

Veterinary Assistants

Kat
Tristan

Kennel Assistants

Rebecca
Sierra
Selina
Daniel

Neuter Scooter
Drivers

John Hammond
Barto Bartolucci

Neuter Scooter Client Service Desk

Vanessa
Juleny

Vaccine Clinic Technicians

Rebecca
Elisa
Laura
Selina

“Quotes” from Our Customers

“Absolutely wonderful for low-income elderly.”
Rita from Oceanside

“We wanted to say thank you soooo much for offering this service for our sweet kitty! We totaled up how much service we received for $30 and it would have been about THREE times as much! We’re on a ridiculous budget right now, so we really needed this special very much! Thank you, and bless you all!”
Love from Shannon, Shayne & Luna

“SNAP is a great organization. Anyone who goes out of their way to help animals is great in my book and SNAP does more than go out of their way. They’re a group of wonderfully dedicated and selfless people.”
Mike S.

“Thank God for this program. Couldn’t afford it without you”
T. Tigert