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About Us

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 about Pets in Stitches.

Our Mission

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 $60 for cats, $95 for dogs, and $165 for rabbits.
  • State-of-the-art facility constructed in 2011 with human quality anesthetic and monitoring systems.
  • Highly experienced staff with more than 20,000 surgeries.

Our Facilities

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.

Our Staff

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:

Danielle Rastetter, Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter ClinicDanielle N. Rastetter, DVM, Chief Veterinarian and Owner

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, and the Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses. Dr. Rastetter has over sixteen years in private practice including nine 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.

Education is a passion of Dr. Rastetter’s – not only for clients but also for her colleagues. As such, Dr. Rastetter is an Adjunct Professor for Sinclair Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program. Other veterinarians have also spent time at Pets In Stitches to learn her surgical techniques.

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.

Juliana Farrell, Registered Veterinary Technician

Jenny Blevins, Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter ClinicJenny Blevins, Veterinary Assistant

Jenny graduated from the Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s veterinary assistant program in 2014. Upon completion of the program, she was invited to become a member of the MVCTC’s advisory committee. As a committee member, she helps plan the MVCTC’s curriculum for future veterinary assistant students. Jenny has also been asked to appear as a guest speaker to share her experience in the work force and emphasize the importance of spaying and neutering. She volunteers her own dog as a clinical lesson dog, helping teach students technical skills such as venipuncture, subcutaneous injections, obtaining vital statistics, and properly wrapping extremities.

Jenny was raised on a large farm where she had several cats and a dog. She also helped care for the livestock. She and her Siberian Husky, Shaina, currently reside with her parents in her small hometown of New Lebanon. She has also provided foster care for cats and rabbits. Jenny has also helped rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome close to a dozen horses. Jenny is currently attending classes at Sinclair in hopes of entering their veterinary technician program in 2016.

Donna LaVielle, Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter ClinicDonna LaVielle, Office Assistant

The need for spay and neuter programs is well-known to Donna. She joined Pets In Stitches in 2011 and 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.

Jackie Freeze, Disease Control Aide

Pets In Stitches is also proud to be a clinical training veterinary clinic for students in Sinclair Community College’s Veterinary Technology program. Thus, you may meet some of students we are training and supervising.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Thank you to Dr. Rastetter and the Pets in Stitches staff for the excellent support and care provided for Blue’s Mews Siamese Cat Rescue kitties. We spay and neuter all of our adoptable kitties.

We especially choose Pets in Stitches when we have medically difficult cases and when we have emotionally fragile cats, because the combined level of professional service, gentle nursing care, and post-surgical support are outstanding. Blue’s Mews Siamese Cat Rescue also sends our most our potentially difficult patients to Pets in Stitches because we have absolute confidence in Dr. Rastetter’s ability to handle any situation.

We are proud to recommend Pets in Stitches to our collaborative rescue clients as an affordable resource for concerned citizens helping stray and feral cats, as well as an excellent choice for unaltered owned pets.

Elisabeth Fitzhugh, Director Blue’s Mews Siamese Cat Rescue

Daisy and Oliver are doing extremely well. The experience we had at Pets in Stitches was great.

The staff was remarkable with Daisy and Oliver. I was worried that Daisy would resist going with them but she felt comfortable. I appreciate the care the staff gave to both my babies. The quality of care and expert treatment was made a very good impression with me.

I really like the personal attention that I received upon drop off and pick up. I went home feeling confident that I had the right instructions and medications to make the recovery as easy as possible for my dogs.

I would most definitely recommend Pets in Stitches to anyone. In fact I have on several occasions.

Sondra Harris, owner of Daisy and Oliver

I chose to have my pet neutered at Pets in Stitches because I thought the price was very reasonable and the staff is so nice and caring!

What I liked most about the service provided at Pets in Stitches was the fact everyone was an animal lover and they seem to love what they do! More times than not people do not like their job/career. When I know the people who are taking care of the animal I love, also loves animals, I feel confident of the safely of my pet.

I’d say it would be difficult for Pets in Stitches to improve due to already being so DOG on puuurfect 😉

Kalynn Hall, owner of Bennett

We just love Pet In Stitches and have dealt with Dr. Rastetter for many years at SICSA, Miami Valley Animal Hospital, and now at Pets In Stitches. We were so excited when we found out that she was opening up a low cost spay and neuter clinic in the area.

We have taken many of our Rescue dogs there and could not be happier with their service and care they provide these animals.

The whole office staff has been very professional and a pleasure to interact with. Their facility and equipment are top of the line in technology and have done a great job with their office.

I would highly recommend their clinic and services.

Tami Barlow of Puppy Pals Rescue
Dr. Rastetter photo, founder Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter Clinic

Our staff was specially chosen for the experience they bring to Pets In Stitches. We continuously 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. Rastetter, Founder Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter Clinic

Dr. Danielle N. Rastetter, DVM.