Thank you for wanting to learn more about us. After reading this page, we invite you to call or visit during our normal business hours. We would be pleased to provide you with any more information you may desire.
To provide affordable spay and neuter services in the Miami Valley in a high quality facility to the highest standards of safety and professionalism.
- Fees starting at $50 for cats, $90 for dogs, and $150 for rabbits.
- State-of-the-art facility constructed in 2011 with human quality anesthetic and monitoring systems.
- Highly experienced staff with more than 16,000 surgeries.
Our facilities were constructed in 2011 to the highest standards for patient care, including:
- all stainless steel for maximum cleanliness and sanitation
- human-quality anesthetic and monitoring systems to ensure the safety and health of your pet
- heated surgery tables to provide maximum comfort
- warmed and padded recovery area (“The Beach”)
We invite you to visit our facility. We have hosted many local organizations such as Scouts and Schools, and you are invited to schedule a tour with one of your organizations.
We are proud of our staff for their high standards of professionalism, their experience, and their sincere concern for animals. We invite you to meet them below:
Dr. Rastetter earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hiram College and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ohio State University. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Shelter Veterinarians, and the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses. Dr. Rastetter has over thirteen years in private practice including five years working in the field of shelter medicine. She was honored to be able to volunteer her services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Rita in 2005 through multiple avenues both locally and at a temporary shelter near the disaster area. Her very active household consists of two young sons, a husband, and an often fluctuating number
of dogs and cats.
Dr. Rastetter established Pets In Stitches after recognizing the community’s need for affordable spay and neuter services. Dr. Rastetter is passionate about reducing the pet overpopulation crisis, pain management, shelter and disaster medicine, and client education. Few veterinarians have her level of spay and neuter experience and enthusiasm.
Unlike our staff, Steve didn’t know he’d be working with pets later in life. As a matter of fact he is still searching to this day to figure out what he wants to be when he grows up. Steve earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Applied Associate of Science Degree in Business Management after spending eighteen years on the trenches of operations management. He used this education on his “honeymoon”; a trip to northern Mississippi with his wife providing relief work at a temporary shelter for pets left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. While his wife cared for the animals, he spent a week managing volunteers behind the scenes of the shelter. From there his career led him to Parks and Recreation for a few years before becoming a principle investor and Practice Manager at Pets In Stitches.
Steve spends his time through the week overseeing the operations of the clinic and handles promotional events on the weekends. When not directing the “P’s” for Pets In Stitches (go ahead, ask him what the “P’s” are if you see him at the clinic or out and about telling folks about Pets In Stitches), he spends time with his wife, three cats, two dogs, and two monkeys (o.k., the monkeys are his sons). Once he builds the Pets In Stitches empire, he intends on returning to trying to figure out what it is he wants to do when he grows up. Maybe his dream will be being a Pirate or a Beach Bum.
Melinda Clark received her Associate In Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Morehead State University in 2007. She is currently completing her bachelors of biology degree. Melinda brings ten years of clinical veterinary experience to Pets In Stitches.
Melinda first discovered her passion for animals while working in local veterinary clinic’s kennel during high school. While at Pets In Stitches, Melinda has learned many new techniques that allow her to improve her skills and provide a positive experience for our patients. She resides in Miamisburg along with her two dogs – Snoopy, an Italian Greyhound mix, and Hayley, a Fox Terrier mix, as well as her cat named Socks.
The need for spay and neuter programs is well-known to Donna. She worked for over ten years at an animal shelter including over four years as lead veterinary assistant for the shelter’s spay and neuter program This past experience gives Donna intimate knowledge regarding how to care for our patients and their owners. Donna’s family also worked to trap, neuter, and release twenty free-roaming cats located near her residence.
Donna resides with her husband of over thirty years in a house full of pets. She has lived in Dayton her entire life raising her family consisting of a son, daughter and many pets including some she adopted from local shelters. Her pets are her children and she has passed her love of animals on to her human children as well. Donna’s passion is for animals and always will be.
Choosing a career in animal care was easy for Sarah. For years, her family actively fostered for a local shelter and inspired her love of animals. She began working at the same shelter in 2000 and held many positions during her nine years including animal care technician, adoption counselor, veterinary assistant, foster, and trainer. Sarah was especially drawn to training and behavior modification to help dogs on the adoption floor become well-mannered and ready for their fur-ever homes. In 2009, she had the exciting opportunity to travel out of state to work with Service Dogs and Urban Search and Rescue which was incredibly rewarding for Sarah.
Since helping the animals in our community is important to Sarah, she sought her position as Veterinary Assistant with Pets In Stitches. Sarah believes that affordable spay and neuter combined with community education is crucial to decreasing the number of pets in shelters and euthanized.
Sarah currently resided with two four-legged pointy ear dogs and one two-legged daughter.
Brandy’s work as our Disease Control Aide has a significant impact on keeping your pet clean and healthy while at Pets In Stitches. Brandy has worked in several veterinary clinics and been involved with animal rescue for almost seven years. She discovered she wanted to work with animals after working in the human medical field as a State Tested Nursing Assistant. Brandy soon developed a passion for lessening the burden on local shelters and rescues by controlling pet animal population, hence her enthusiasm for Pets In Stitches. She has a fantastic understanding why a clean veterinary clinic lessens the risk of infections and illnesses. She is enrolled at Miami University working toward her Bachelor of Science degree for Zoology
Brandy resides in Miamisburg after moving from Columbus. Since then, she has been actively involved with the animal world. Her husband and daughter both join her in her mission to rescue animals. Brandy has rescued all the animals she owns, from her Bearded Dragon named Triton, her Pit Bull terrier, Sable, and even her twenty year old dachshund!
Our staff was specially chosen for the experience they bring to Pets In Stitches. We continuouly share our knowledge with each other so that your pet’s needs are first and foremost…
...and, as always, I am dedicated to providing affordable spay and neuter services in a professional environment.
Dr. Danielle N. Rastetter, DVM.