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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Big Give 2021 is back! The Big Give is South Central Texas’ 24-hour day of online giving fueled by the power of generous donors, creative nonprofits, social media, collaboration, and you! More info coming soon! ...

Can't make it to the race but still want to show your support? Keep SNIPSA running from a distance by registering for the race and representing us every other day with your complimentary 2021 Race for the Rescues swag! Linktree in bio!

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Looking for a fun and rewarding activity to do next Saturday?? September 25th bring the whole family out for our 14th Annual Race for the Rescues!! All of the proceeds from this fun run go toward the medical care of homeless animals in San Antonio. Registration Linktree in bio!

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Are you ready??? Cause we are!! 10 days away from the event of the year! Come "race" your glass with us at Race for the Rescues on Saturday September 25th!! Registration Linktree in bio!!

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Update: our broken Faith had her fracture repaired last week and is so much more comfortable! It took a lot of hardware to secure her femur. Several weeks and she will be getting around with flying colors. Thank you Dr. Sarah Israel and @bluepearlvet for putting her back together again!

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What a fantastic day for some very lucky pups! 12 adoptions!! Always so grateful for the continued partnership from @wholeearthprov and @alamoquarrymarket, and the amazing work of our volunteers and fosters! Can't wait to see you all again next month! ...

Adoption event tomorrow!! 10am - 2pm we will be at Whole Earth Provision in the Alamo Quarry Market!

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We hope you are having a better Wednesday than this sweet girl! We have rescued yet another Shepherd, this time hit by a car with at least a femur fracture - possibly more "brokenness", we should know more once x-rayed. Did we mention she also has heartworms? She's got a long road ahead to recovery, please help us help her if you can!

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