Our Mission

We believe that we can create a world without homeless pets.

We stand for every pet and pet owner by making the highest quality veterinary care and spay neuter services affordable and accessible.

Our goal is to reduce the number of dogs and cats euthanized in regional shelters and to create a community without homeless pets. 


What We Do

Stand For Animals Veterinary Clinic operates three non-profit clinics in Charlotte, Pineville and Lake Norman to ensure all pet owners have access to spay neuter services and veterinary care for their pets. Our clinics are staffed by licensed, trained veterinarians and veterinary technicians and assistants. Our clinics have seen over 100,000 patients, performed 97,000 surgeries and prevented over 1,000,000 unwanted/orphaned litters.

Our History

In the early 2010s, Charlotte-Mecklenburg county euthanized 15,000 pets in our county every year due to animal overpopulation. From the start, the need in our community was clear: Charlotte need affordable spay neuter to prevent unwanted litters and reduce our high euthanasia rate. Stand For Animals, originally named Spay Neuter Charlotte, opened the doors of its first clinic on North Davidson Street in 2011 providing high quality, low cost spay neuter.

With demand increasing, we opened our second clinic in Pineville in 2013. Around the same time, we expanded our services and began offering basic veterinary care outside of spay neuter. In 2017, we took our next step towards making sure that all Charlotteans had access to affordable veterinary care. Our Lake Norman clinic in the early part of the year and we said goodbye to our original location on North Davidson Street to relocate to a larger facility on 32nd Street.

In mid 2018 and with the larger space our 32nd Street clinic afforded us, we left the Spay Neuter Charlotte name behind in favor of a new name, Stand For Animals Veterinary Clinic, that reflected not just the services we offered, but our motivating ethos. Accompanying our name change was the largest expansion in our services yet and the opening of our pet food bank.

We now proudly offer not just high-quality spay neuter, but affordable veterinary care including annual vaccines and checkups, sick visits, x-rays, ultrasounds, prescription medication and more. One-year shy of our 10th birthday, we remain as committed as ever to making veterinary care accessible and affordable to all. What began as a five-person team is now a 55-person team working across three clinics in the greater Charlotte area to improve the lives of the pets our community.