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.
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.
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.
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!
I moved here from San Diego in 2016. Was born and raised in New Orleans. I’ve been involved in the veterinary field for 20 years. I’ve always been in love with medicine and animals. I’m a proud pet parent to a Maltipoo named Winter.
I grew up in Ventura, California, but have been a resident of Nevada since 2005. I currently have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a desert tortoise. I have been in the veterinary field for 9 years. I love to spend time outdoors and going to concerts.
Born in Cali, but Vegas raised! I’ve been working in the veterinary field for 3 years and I love everything that has to do with animals. I joined SNC in October. I enjoy the wonders of nature. So, when I’m not working, you'll catch me hiking.
Emma is from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked in the veterinaryfield since 2016. She has a Bachelors of Science in Biology fromAbilene Christian University. She is very passionate about educatingowners on the importance of vaccinating their pets and howspaying/neutering can improve the lives of their pets. She lives withher boyfriend, her dog Oliver, and her cat Jacey.