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Meet Our Team

Meet the dedicated team at The Spay & Neuter Center of Southern Nevada

Taryn C. Griffith, DVM
	
.Dr. Griffith, a Michigan native, graduated from Michigan State University. Following graduation, she moved to Lawdale, California to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery.

She then went on to study veterinary cardiology for 12 months before entering the workforce as a full-time veterinarian. Dr. Griffith practiced general medicine in Southern California for several years before moving to Las Vegas in 2011.

When not at work, Dr. Griffith enjoys hanging out with her family, playing sports, cooking, reading and spending time outdoors as much as possible. She and her husband are happily raising 3 children, 3 dogs, and 1 cat, so there is never a dull moment in their lives!

Dr. Griffith purchased the Spay and Neuter Center of Southern Nevada from its founder, Dr. Brazil, in 2013, and is extremely excited to join such a high caliber team, offering affordable pet care solutions to the Las Vegas community.

Melanie L. Brazil, DVM, has been practicing in Las Vegas for over 20 years. Dr. Brazil is a graduate of University of California at Davis and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Sacramento, California.

Dr. Brazil enjoys any outdoor activities and training for sprint triathlons. Her two cats allow her to live in their home along with her awesome Pomeranian mix dog named "Ringo". Melanie Brazil also has 2 two-legged "kids", Greg and Mark, described by her as the best sons in the entire world!!

Dr. Brazil established the Spay & Neuter Center due to the high demand for such services in the Las Vegas area. After evaluating several spay and neuter facilites throughout Arizona and California, Dr. Brazil was able to combine the best aspects of each hospital. She developed a highly efficient operation that requires minimal overhead cost. This efficiency allows the Spay & Neuter Center to offer affordable services to the community.

Despite selling the practice in 2013, Dr. Brazil continues to enthusiastically support the Spay & Neuter Center of Southern Nevada in a variety of roles.

"Ringo" "Steve" & "Shirley"

Spay & Neuter Center of So. Nevada

  • Tara V.
    Licensed Veterinary Technician/Supervisor/Rescue Coordinator

    I 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 Technician

    I 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.

  • Carolyn M.
    Veterinary Assistant/Supervisor

    I’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.

  • DeMia R.
    Veterinary Assistant

    I was born in Inglewood, CA and moved to Las Vegas, NV in November 1991. This is my 2nd time being a part of the Spay and Neuter team, as I rejoined the family at our newer location when it opened in April 2017. I have been in the veterinary field since March 2004 and currently have no pets. I love to crochet; I have had a small business for the past 5 years doing so. I also love to cook, create and spend time with my husband and our daughter.

  • Markie H.
    Veterinary Assistant

    I 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 Assistant

    Originally 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 Assistant

    I 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 Assistant

    I 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.

  • Krista B.
    Receptionist/Supervisor

    I 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.

  • Kali G.
    Receptionist

    I was born in Chino, Ca and moved to Las Vegas, NV 2010. I have worked for the Spay and Neuter Center since July 2017. I love animals, as I currently have 2 of them at home that include: Samantha, a 2 ½ year old Min Pin and my 7-year-old cat, Buttercup. I enjoy playing cornhole and hanging out with friends as well as being a huge DC and Marvel fan.

  • Maggi R.
    Receptionist

    I 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.
    Receptionist

    I 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.

  • Rosa C.
    Receptionist

    I was born in California and moved to Las Vegas in 2005. I have been a part of the Spay and Neuter Center since June of 2017. I’ve only been with the Spay and Neuter team for a short time but I enjoy it very much! I have a playful husky named Hunter and he is 1 year and 6 months. In my spare time, I make sure that I spend it with my two beautiful kids and my lovely fiancé. Our favorite things to do are watching movies, going to the mountains and going to the park.

  • Shirley
    Eastside Representative

    My 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.

  • Maui
    Westside Representative

    My name is Maui, like the Demigod, not the island. I was adopted by Dr. Griffith on December 23, 2016 and started working at the Spay and Neuter Center as the local Sheriff in April, when our 2nd location opened. I’m basically the one who makes sure things are kept running smoothly. When I’m not supervising, you can usually find me asleep or stealing my coworkers’ lunches.

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Spay & Neuter Center - East (Flamingo/Pecos)

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Spay & Neuter Center - West (Decatur/Desert Inn)

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

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