We’re in a very poor area, and when we started to create our clinic, people thought we were crazy. The NSNRT’s step-by-step mentoring and blueprint made it possible.
For your organization to be considered for the NSNRT program, certain basic conditions or circumstances should exist, as detailed below. If it turns out that the NSNRT program is not a good fit for you, the ASPCA has a wealth of information on other spay/neuter clinic models, and also has a mentoring program.
Your human population should be at least 250,000 within a 60-mile radius.
If there are existing spay/neuter programs (NSNRT or other models of stationary clinics, mobile vehicles, MASH) within 2 hours from your proposed location, we ask that you have strategic discussions with them to determine if there is truly a need for additional spay/neuter facilities.
You can achieve at least 8,400 surgeries a year (35 surgeries per vet per day, 5 days a week, 48 weeks a year) via your transport partners and public demand. 8,400 is our recommended target volume, as experience shows that it is the right balance between offering low prices and maintaining financial stability. Furthermore, an average of 35 surgeries per day is safely achievable by a qualified spay/neuter veterinarian.
Your organization has (or can obtain) 501(c)(3) status, or is a municipal agency. You must be able to raise the funds, or obtain grants, to lease/purchase and remodel a building, purchase equipment, send your new clinic team to Asheville for training, and have at least $35,000 in cash reserves on your opening day.