Dr. Stephanie Lee  :  SnipWell Executive Director & Lead Veterinarian

Dr. Lee is a native of the Steele Creek area and has loved animals as long as she can remember. During a career fair in second grade, she spent the majority of her time with the veterinarian and decided then she would one day help animals. She attended North Carolina State University undergraduate school (1990-1993) and College of Veterinary Medicine (1993-1997). Dr. Lee worked in general practice for 10 years before moving into shelter medicine and spay/neuter.

Outside of work, Dr. Lee stays busy with her vibrant daughter and many rescued pets, including dogs, cats, a rabbit, a turtle, and a goldfish. Her hobbies include reading, walking/hiking with her daughter and dogs, listening to music, gardening, and enjoying the local wildlife.

Lee Ann’s passion for animal welfare began when she adopted her first rescue pet while in college. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 and began an internship with the local humane society. After moving to Charlotte to continue her nonprofit career, she decided to pursue a Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management degree from Arizona State University, graduating in 2021. As the clinic manager for SnipWell, she gets to focus on every aspect of patient care, making her dream a reality. In her spare time she enjoys going on adventures with her 2 daughters, doing yoga, meditating, reading, and baking. She has many fur babies of all ages, including 3 cats- Ms. Kitty, Sookie, & Possum, and 2 dogs- Dallas & Sonic.

Cassie got her first dog Fluffy at the age of 7 and has loved animals ever since. She dove into the animal field at age 23, working for a boarding facility and has since transferred into veterinary medicine. Cassie currently has two rescue pets that she loves dearly, her adorable Pomeranian, Brodie, and her playful cat, Jasper. In her spare time, Cassie enjoys kayaking in the summer and traveling to the mountains in the fall.

Whitney’s love of animals started when she was young. She used to bring home all kinds of animals that she found outside and learned to care for them. Whitney’s first job with animals was at a puppy store over 10 years ago, and since then she’s had various roles in the animal industry. Whitney started at SnipWell in November of 2022. Her animal family at home consists of 3 cats- Kevin, Randall, & Caesar.

Jennifer’s love of animals started as a young toddler, as there were always animals in her home. She learned to care for them and continued that journey when she took her first job with animals at a local animal hospital. She then moved to a boarding facility to continue her career and, from there, she joined the SnipWell team in 2019. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys cooking, kayaking and hiking, and has many adventures with her precious dog Lumi.

Ana’s love for animals began when she was very young. From kindergarten through high school, she would often bring home strays and pet sit for family and friends. Animals have been an important part of Ana’s life as long as she can remember. She enjoys caring for them and has always been determined to have a career in the veterinary field. After high school, she met her husband and had two handsome boys. To stay close to animals, she volunteered at her local humane shelter and was eventually offered a position as a client services representative for the spay/neuter clinic. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, she transitioned to veterinary assistant. Her animal family consists of a small chihuahua named Tweetie, a pit bull named Dixie and her Great Dane named Ben. In her free time, she loves to spend time relaxing with her family and living life to the fullest.

Lydia’s love for animals began in Puerto Rico, where she grew up on a farm. She moved to New York City as a teenager and adopted her own fur babies from the ASPCA. Lydia has worked in the animal welfare field in various roles at animal controls & humane societies, with experience in disaster relief, food banks, & vaccine clinics. She is also bilingual in Spanish & English! She joined the SnipWell team in 2022 as a Veterinary Assistant to continue educating herself in veterinary medicine and pursue her passion for loving all things furry! She currently has 2 dogs, Rambo and Wally, and loves to be anywhere sunny with them!

The SnipWell Spay Neuter & Wellness Board of Directors

Stephanie Lee – Executive Director
Jane Earnest – President
Johnny Sobolewski – Treasurer
Merry Meyer – Secretary

Roxanne Blake – Officer
Robin Byrd – Officer
Jane Bolan – Officer
Susan Barnhart – Officer