Open a Clinic Overview (NSNRT)
The National Spay/Neuter Response Team (NSNRT) is a strategic training program that addresses the urgent need for a skilled and well-organized mentor to help guide other humane organizations in the self-sustaining operation of high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter clinics. We are committed to sharing information and best practices, and proud to have played a small part in what our 150+ mentored clinics have accomplished, creating a network of spay/neuter professionals who foster supportive ties that span the nation. View NSNRT Clinics
Are You Ready to Join Us?
With this subsidized ASPCA mentorship program, there is no cost to your organization. Your only expenses will be: raising building purchase/lease funds; paying for any necessary building renovations; collecting reserve funds for your first year of opening; buying start-up equipment and consumables; as well as travel expenses related to your team's visit to Asheville for training. Grants are also available to help with equipment and travel (application required).
To apply for the program, please follow the steps below:
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.
- 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
- Budget spreadsheet (after other documents are complete. See Budget Spreadsheet Guide & our Budget Spreadsheet How-To Video for help)
- Board of directors list
We'll discuss all of the steps, including floor plans, equipment lists, hiring staff, and a timeline.
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, NC.
If appropriate, have your veterinarian complete and submit the Application for 60-Day Temporary Permit Certificate at least 60 days prior to your scheduled training. We will provide you with a pre-signed document that is specific to our organization, and should be sent to the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. The application must also include:
- $150 check or money order;
- A passport photo taken within six months;
- Transcript from college/school of veterinary medicine;
- License verification from state where currently licensed;
- Copy of Social Security Card.
Before you arrive, please provide us with