Meet the dedicated team at The Spay & Neuter Center of Southern Nevada
Taryn C. Griffith, DVMDr. Taryn Griffith, DVM, is a native of Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Landing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery, she relocated to Lawndale, California, to further her development as a veterinarian. Following her internship, Dr. Griffith went on to study veterinary cardiology for 12 months before entering the workforce full time. Dr. Griffith practiced general medicine in Southern California for several years before making Las Vegas home in 2011.
Dr. Natalie Woo is an Arizona native and moved to Las Vegas at the start
of this year. She grew up in Lake Havasu City, where her mom, Dad, and
sister all continue to reside. She attended the University of Arizona in
Tucson for her bachelor's degree and then received her doctorate of
veterinary medicine in Fort Collins at Colorado State University. Tired
of shoveling snow and slipping on ice, Dr. Woo quickly returned to
Arizona and lived in Scottsdale/Phoenix. She practiced exclusive small
animal medicine for the past 4 years, focusing on preventative care and
surgery. Dr. Woo was ecstatic to join the Spay & Neuter Center of
Southern Nevada, where she could continue her career focus and build her
surgical skill set. Outside of work, Dr. Woo enjoys traveling, boating,
and sharing a pool float with her water Pomeranian, Bonnie.
Tara V.Licensed Veterinary Technician/Supervisor/Rescue CoordinatorI have been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2002. I was born and raised in Vermont, and moved to Las Vegas in 1998. I joined the Spay and Neuter Center team in 2009. I am a huge animal lover, and have a wide range of pets myself. Living in a large city, there is an extreme importance of spaying and neutering pets. I love working here and helping to control the pet overpopulation one day at a time.
Tiffany B.Licensed Veterinary TechnicianI was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I graduated from the Veterinary Technician program at CSN in 2006 and have been in the Veterinary field for 12 years now. I joined the Spay and Neuter Center in March 2017. I currently live with my husband and my fur babies.
Angel S.Licensed Veterinary Technician
I've been in the Veterinary field for over 20 years and have worked in general practice, exotics, emergency medicine and specialty medicine. Surgery and anesthesia has always been my favorite. I am proud to have joined the Spay & Neuter Center, where I feel like I’m making a difference in our community. I spent 6 years as an Animal Control Officer for Clark County, NV, so I know firsthand the importance of spay and neutering pets. When not at work, I enjoy all things outdoors and country. I have had pets ranging from birds, fish, ferrets, cats and of course my precious dogs but my best friends are horses. I love all animals and there is no greater connection than to earn their trust and respect
Carolyn M.Veterinary Assistant/SupervisorI’m a mother of three fur babies whom I love dearly. In my spare time, my husband and I love to try new restaurants, and yes, I am a foodie! I’ve been a part of the Spay and Neuter Center team since April 2013 and have loved every minute of it. I worked with the owner, Taryn Griffith at another clinic prior to this place and took the opportunity to work for her here right away. She is an amazing, loving person, and working for her has been an absolute delight. Knowing we are educating the public about the importance of spaying, neutering, and vaccinating their pet, is very rewarding.
Markie H.Veterinary AssistantI am from South Pasadena, California and raised Las Vegas in. I’ve been a part of the Spay and Neuter Center team since February 2016 but have been in the veterinary field for 6 years. I have 1 beautiful Rottweiler mix named Betty that I rescued when she was just a few days old. Being in the Veterinary field has been amazing because I have always loved animals. I spend my spare time with my 2 wonderful kids, playing sports, and working out.
Amy B.Veterinary AssistantOriginally from Southern California, I moved to Las Vegas, NV in March 2017. I have been working in the Veterinary field for over 7 years and joined the Spay and Neuter family in May 2017. Even though I only have 2 cats, my friends will tell you that I am a crazy cat lady.
Jasmine M.Veterinary AssistantI was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I joined the Spay and Neuter Center team in February 2016, but have been in the veterinary field for about 10 years. I have loved the Spay and Neuter team since I became a part of it! I have two pets: Ava, my 9-year-old Chow mix and Tina, my 2-year-old Chihuahua. In my spare time, I love to spend time with my kids, Kyle and Isabella, and my amazing husband.
Erin T.Veterinary AssistantI was born in and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I have been in the veterinary field since 1997 and have been a part of the Spay and Neuter Center team since August 2014. I have two pets that I could never live without: Bast is my 6-year-old DSH, and Sophie is my 3-year-old Maltese Mix. In my spare time, I love to sing, dance, and play video games with my wonderful husband.
Vicki B.Veterinary Assistant
I was born in Las Vegas, but raised in Peoria, Illinois. I came back to Vegas in May 2012 and began my veterinary career soon after. Although I have only been a part of the Spay & Neuter Center for a short time, I can say that I love the work we do and the people who work here. I have 2 dogs, Riley and Jake and a human baby boy named Austen. In my free time, I love to hike, read, color/draw, and scrapbook.
Krista B.Receptionist/SupervisorI was born in Everett, WA and raised right here in Las Vegas, NV. I decided I wanted to become a part of the Veterinary field when I was 19 years old and in May of 2016, I joined the Spay and Neuter team. My fiancé and I have 2 cats named Lola and Daisy, and a lovable Pitbull named Stella.
Maggi R.ReceptionistI grew up in Tarrytown, NY. I have been in the veterinary field for over 25 years and have been a part of the Spay and Neuter team for the last 4 years. I have four Border Terriers; Harris Tweed is 16 years old. His son Hubble, is 9 years old. His grandson Kepler is 2 years old and the queen of the house Laci, is 12 years old. My passion is animals and staying mentally and physically in good health. My husband and I train our dogs and show them at AKC sanctioned events. I also enjoy horseback riding in both the English and Western disciplines and I swim every chance I get.
Sharon M.ReceptionistI am from Los Angeles, CA and moved to Las Vegas, NV in 1995. I joined the Spay and Neuter Team on January of 2017 and it led me to finding the perfect fur baby, Marty, whom I adopted in July of 2017. This is my first veterinary job, but I enjoy being a part of this awesome team! I like to go hiking in my spare time.
I was born and raised in Las Vegas. I have been a part of the Spay & Neuter team since February 2018 and am enjoying every minute of my first job in the veterinary field. I have a mischievous 1-year old cat named Coal. I recently graduated from UNLV in May and am currently looking in to graduate school options. In my free time, I enjoy yoga, reading, and spending time with my friends and family.
ShirleyEastside RepresentativeMy name is Shirley and I have been with the Spay and Neuter Center since 2009. I originally came in as a patient from one of the many rescues that we partner with, and the staff loved me so much that they adopted me! I love to greet the patients as they come into the office. My favorite pastimes are eating and a catching a snooze whenever possible.
I was adopted by Dr. Griffith when I was Very tiny in 2012. I had to be bottle fed. I joined the SNC family in November 2017. Since then I own the place. I make my presence known, I'm very loud and demanding. I love to drink water straight from the faucet. If any one is by the sink, I will be there in a heartbeat. Meeooowwww!
Andrea was Born and raised in California until she was 11 years old andthen moved to in Las Vegas with her mom. She recently just moved back toLas Vegas after going to Colorado to pursue Graduate School. She justgraduated in June 2018 with Two Master’s Degrees from University of Denver.Andrea has a huge love for animals and has grown up with horses, dogs,cats, and some farm animals. She is looking at adopting a dog here in thenext couple of months since her baby boy that passed away a few years ago.She just joined the Spay and neuter center in October 2018, but looksforward to being a huge contributor to the agency and working with all theamazing animals and their owners that come to our locations.