Shannon R. Espy, DVM

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Dr. Espy serves as the Executive Director of SNIPSA which was founded in 2006 with the help of her husband and a group of caring individuals committed to creating change for the pets of San Antonio. She received her DVM from Texas A&M University in 1999 and moved to Kentucky where she embarked on her first mobile spay/neuter clinics sterilizing dogs/cats in tobacco warehouses.

With a passion for saving the homeless, she returned to Texas with her husband and worked in the private veterinary sector until SNIPSA grew to the organization it is today. She is active in all aspects of the non-profit providing veterinary care for animals in its adoption program and facilitating its Big Fix spay/neuter outreach clinics.

Dr. Espy is the mother of four children and houses a variety of injured and sick animals in her home. Having fostered hundreds of animals through the years- her husband doesn’t even ask the names of the animals in the morning knowing they may very well be different by the afternoon. She couldn’t do what she does without the endless support of her family and devoted SNIPSA staff.

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Come join the pack! SNIPSA is looking for a talented Outreach Coordinator to help support our mission in the community. If you are interested in making a difference in a fun and dynamic organization, we want to meet you! Linktree to job description in bio. Resumes must be submitted to snipsahr@gmail.com for consideration. ...

Good Morning Sunshines...from all of our cute Chihuahua faces at SNIPSA.
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A little behind the scenes look at what it takes to get our puppy pictures 😂

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Watch Episode 1 - "CeCe's Cystotomy" on our new IGTV medical series.

We all take for granted being able to “pee” especially when you have a golf ball size crunchy stone in your bladder. Poor Cece was taken into our adoption program only to discover she was urinating blood, and lots of it. An ultrasound revealed a large bladder stone - so she was placed on antibiotics and scheduled for surgery. She is finally on the road to recovery but it will take months for her bladder to “quiet” down. We would appreciate any dollars you can send her way to help with the unforeseen medical expenses! Donation Linktree in bio!

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**Update**

Got a couple of new intakes. Just a few more pups to go!
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**FOSTERS NEEDED**

We have some amazing friends in need of help! Please let us know if you are willing or able!

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Bring your pup for a day of fun on the SA river! This Saturday, July 24th from 8-11am enjoy kayaking and complimentary water and treats with your best furry friend. Linktree in bio!

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Mark your calendars for July 24th!! SNIPSA is very excited to be teaming up with @txrivercompany for a day of fun in the sun with your favorite furry friend! Bring your pup for a rowing adventure on the San Antonio River and enjoy some complimentary pooch smooches from a few of our own! Water and treats for you and your pup will be provided. Linktree to event and booking in bio!

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Pooped after a long day of looking for a family! Huge thank you to all of our amazing volunteers and fosters, and to everyone who came out! We'll see you all again next month 🐾

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