Dorell Sackett

Executive Director

“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.”

MaryJane Garcia

Grant Writer

“I was a volunteer for SNAP before coming on staff.  I have been writing grant proposals to support SNAP’s affordable spay-neuter program for five + years.  It is deeply satisfying to receive funding to improve quality of life for companion animals who may otherwise never receive any medical care in their lifetimes, and reduce the numbers contributing to pet overpopulation and the suffering that often follows.  It is an honor to be part of an organization that humanely prevents the birth of unwanted litters and educates the public on best pet care practices.  I believe in compassion for creatures big and small and have rescued or assisted animals in need.  (The beautiful bird in the photo visited our stall during Earth Day in Balboa Park.)”

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!

Michell Sydoriak

Scheduler, Post-Op Follow-up

Michell has worked with SNAP for over 10 years and truly loves helping people and their pets. Michell will help you schedule your pet on SNAP’s Neuter Scooter or help direct you to other resources if needed. Michell doubles as a volunteer and foster for many animal organizations, but her true love is with the pitbulls and rats.

Melina Lavullis


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.


Dr. Laura Paris: Surgeon and Premise SNAP North
Dr. Sulani Grindle: Premise SNAP East
Dr. Benavides: Surgeon
Dr. Mosley: Surgeon
Dr. Wright: Surgeon
Dr. Paik: Surgeon
Dr. Bader: Surgeon
Dr. Paris: Surgeon

Registered Veterinary Technicians


Veterinary Assistants


Kennel Assistants


Neuter Scooter

John Hammond
Barto Bartolucci

Neuter Scooter Client Service Desk


“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