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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 $80 for cats, $120 for dogs, and $200 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 nineteen 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 sons 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_8055Juliana Farrell, Registered Veterinary Technician

Juliana was raised in an Air Force family and spent her childhood in New Mexico, Colorado, California, and finally Ohio. She received her Associates of Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community College. Right after graduating she moved to Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash for her Associates of Applied Sciences for Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduating, she took the Veterinary Technician National Exam and became a Registered Veterinary Technician!

Juliana and her husband, Rob currently have four children. Two are rescue cats, Reaper and Sabre. Two rescue dogs round out their family. Lux is a beautiful Golden Retriever who is the happiest dog in the world! Everyone she meets is a new best friend. Ruger is a German Shepard and Greyhound mix. He is a tripawd but that doesn’t slow him down one bit. He has a wonderful spirit, loves to play, and is a major cuddler!

Juliana has a strong history with anesthesia, pain management, and client education. She is very passionate about rescuing, the “don’t shop, adopt” movement, spaying and neutering, and Golden Retrievers!


Kate Green, Veterinary Assistant


Jackie_023_WebJamie Miller, Veterinary Assistant

Jamie attended school in West Carrollton at the Career Technology Center. Her first pet was Max, a 95 pound Springer Spaniel! Jamie was the proud pet parent to chocolate labs Cocoa and Cowboy, a rabbit, a stray kitten named Tigger and a Guinea pig by seven years of age. She has raised a host of exotic pets – leopard, crested and fat tailed geckos; turtles; frogs; salamanders; newts; chameleons; Guinea pigs; rabbits; Degus; south American short tailed possums; sugar gliders; rats; Chinchillas; hedgehogs; and fish! She loves animals of all kinds and is active in rehoming lost and stray animals. Jamie’s first job in the animal care field was at SuperPetz when she was sixteen. She also worked at Fetch and Club K-9.

Jamie now lives in Centerville and has five fur babies; Skippy a chocolate lab and Bubba, Richard, Martini and Roxy – all Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes.


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_023_WebJackie Freeze, Office Assistant

Jackie grew up in Lebanon with a passion for animals of all kinds. Her family was active in breeding, raising, and racing Standardbred horses. They travelled the local circuit from Columbus to Latonia, Kentucky. As a military dependent, she volunteered at various local animal shelters. Jackie became intimately acquainted with the term “foster failure” during this time!

For ten years, Jackie worked a local animal shelter in various jobs including veterinary assistant and office manager. She fostered several dogs and cats while working there, even rehoming a cockatiel.

Jackie lives with her husband, teenage daughter, and several pets that include cats, guinea pigs, an indoor aquarium, and a Koi pond. Even one of her Koi is a rescue pet! She loves working with people who enjoy animals and that includes Pets In Stitches’ clients.



Kaye Kaye Earnhardt, Disease Control Aide

Kaye’s love for animals started when she was a little girl. Her household was filled with mice, birds, fish, and a special gerbil names Elton. Kay was in the second grade when she adopted her first kitten and she hasn’t been without a cat since then!

She has worked with animals for over sixteen years. She fostered many kittens and adopted what she lovingly calls “Kaye’s Krew” which consisted of nine cats and three dogs. Sadly, she n ow only has three of that “krew” left.

A few years ago, she was busy caring for cat strays in her neighborhood including spaying and neutering them before adoption. The few cats that remained from this colony managed to snuggle their way into her heart and home!


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.