The ASPCA Spay/Neuter Mentorship is a strategic training program that provides a skilled and well-organized mentor to help guide other humane organizations in the self-sustaining operation of high-quality spay/neuter clinics.
The program, which is also known as the National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT), has worked with more than 160 clinics, creating a network of spay/neuter professionals with supportive ties that span the nation.
Are You Ready to Join Us?
This mentorship is subsidized, so the only expenses you’ll have are:
- Building purchase/lease funds
- Any necessary building renovations
- Reserve funds for your first year of opening
- Start-up equipment and consumables
- Travel expenses related to your team's visit to Asheville, NC for training
You may also apply for ASPCA grants to help with equipment and travel.
Apply for the Program
Step 1: Assess Your Eligibility
Step 2: Complete the NSNRT Application
Once submitted, you will be contacted within 10 days to discuss whether the program is a good fit for your circumstances. At this time, we'll review next steps.
Step 3: Submit Additional Documents
Upon acceptance into the program, please submit the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Memorandum of Understanding
- Proof of nonprofit status (or FEIN number for municipal animal control)
- Financial statements (most recent 990 and/or P&L or balance sheet)
- Signed Veterinary Standards of Care document
- Complete our budget spreadsheet after viewing our budgeting resources
- Board of directors list
Step 4: Discuss Mentorship Outline
We'll discuss all of the steps, including floor plans, equipment lists, hiring staff and a timeline.
Step 5: Confirm Training Dates
Once your renovations are complete, your staff hired, and your equipment ordered, we'll set up a training time with you for your team to visit our training center in Asheville.
Step 6: Apply For Temporary NC License
Two months prior to your scheduled training, you will be sent the name and details of your instructor. With this information, if not licensed in North Carolina, your veterinarian(s) will be able to complete the online application for the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB) 60-day temporary permit.
The application requires:
- Creating a registration login on the NCVMB website
- A credit card, check, or e-check payment of $150
- A transcript from college/school of veterinary medicine
- License verification from state where currently licensed
- A copy of your Social Security card
Once our instructor receives the request through this system and approves your application, the NCVMB will process your application and send us your permit. You will also receive an email confirmation that your permit has been approved.
Step 7: Prepare For Training
Before you arrive, please:
- Complete and submit our Training Preparation Form.
- Familiarize your team with the details of our program by reading our Pre-arrival Information Sheet