Veterinary Clinic Partners

Dr. Connie Ganter and Dr. Julie Deter of Village Veterinary Clinic. 

The pet clinics that support our work 


We could not do what we do without our veterinary clinic partners, who give us deep discounts on spays/neuters that we can provide surgeries for free to dogs and cats in need. Our clinics are located from Carpinteria to Santa Maria, and every year, they take on hundreds of surgeries for us. Many of the clinics also help with our Veterinary Intervention program, providing discounts on services so that we can assist pet owners in need with emergency veteinary care. Meet our partners here: 

What Our Partners Say

“We participate because we’re dedicated to helping prevent pet overpopulation that causes needless pain, suffering and loss of unwanted pets,” says Dr. Joni Samuels, co-owner of Buellton Veterinary Clinic, our very first partner. “C.A.R.E.4Paws educates the public and makes a difference for community members in financial need who want to provide proper, responsible pet care.” Dr. Samuels also says that “C.A.R.E.4Paws has been very professional and ethical in its communications and programs,” and spends its limited funding responsibly.

“We’ve witnessed the devastating consequences of pet overpopulation and want to do our part to end the suffering of unwanted pets,” says Dr. Scott Smith, owner of Carpinteria’s Animal Medical Clinic. “In the 20-plus years that I’ve provided low-cost spay/neuter services, C.A.R.E.4Paws is the most successful organization in terms of serving our most disadvantaged community members.” He continues, “Both the spay/neuter services and educational programs create a positive impact that will only grow with time. C.A.R.E.4Paws’ hard work and dedication to the welfare of our county’s pet population is truly inspirational.”

“This is a much needed service,” Dr. Connie Ganter of Village Veterinary Clinic in Lompoc. “Many people fall on bad times and need help financially, and many are still unaware of what happens to abandoned pets. Education is key to break this cycle.” She adds, “People who donate to this program can be assured their money is well spent.”

“Most unwanted litters I see come from low-income neighborhoods,” says Dr. Brenda Forsythe of Orcutt Veterinary Hospital. “The breeds and communities overrepresented in animal shelters are addressed by C.A.R.E.4Paws’ spay/ neuter program—an important part of solving the pet overpopulation problem.”

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