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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

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.

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.


Steve Knick, Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter ClinicSteve Knick, Owner

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, Pets In Stitches Spay and Neuter ClinicMelinda Clark, RVT (Registered Veterinary Technician)

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 joined Pets In Stitches in 2011 and brings over 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.


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.


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…

Mocha is doing very well. She has been giving her intended a run for his money. I would absolutely recommend Pets In Stitches to all that I know who have dogs or any other animals.

You and your staff were so warm and comforting when I came in with Mocha. You read my fear and instantly explained what was wrong with Mocha and what needed to be done. Your assurance that she would be okay made the waiting more bearable.

You can improve your services by becoming Mocha’s regular veterinarian!!!!! My thanks to you!!

Delores J Menefee, owner of Mocha

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.

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

Thank you very much for providing a wonderful service at an affordable price. Gizmo is doing wonderful and never had any problems at all. He healed up terrific and is his wonderful crazy pug self.

I would rate Pets In Stitches a perfect 10 and have already recommended them to several friends.

There is absolutely nothing more I could have asked for in the care of my sweet Pug. Doctor Rastetter and her staff were fabulous and caring from the time of drop off to pick up. They were very efficient, timely, and caring and it really made me feel at ease. The facility was extremely clean and sanitary.

When I came to pick Gizmo up the staff was again friendly and went over all post op instructions and gave me a list of emergency number if I needed anything. I was extremely impressed when they told me that after hour calls were answered by their own staff members. I received all instructions but after I got home I thought of another question and called back and was surprised that Dr. Rastetter herself answered the phone. It was very refreshing to meet such a wonderful and caring doctor. She truly loves animals and worries about the pet population. I greatly appreciate her special services at an affordable price.

I honestly cannot think of anything to improve the service because I was 100% satisfied.

Tonya Cantrell, owner of Gizmo

I would recommend “Pets in Stitches” to EVERYONE!

Our veterinarian, Dr. Linda Downs, gave us the referral to Pets in Stitches initially.

We have had three dogs neutered there (mom 1st and then her two pups). The dogs received excellent care and we, as owner’s, received excellent service (post-op instructions, follow-up phone calls, everything you would praise if it was your family PD or friendly surgeon).

Professionalism flavored with friendliness and an ‘I Love Animals’ attitude from the staff. Timeliness of procedure / post-op instructions with the emphasis on the animals’ welfare. Pain medications as part of the anticipated recovery process.

I can’t imagine a thing that could make the office a better place. It’s already about perfect!

Carol Hagner, owner of Coco, Moo, and Smokey

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 BarlowPuppy Pals Rescue

The spaying provided by your clinic was enhanced by the friendly service provided by the staff from check in to check out.

I especially appreciated that Zoe was not just treated as a dog but her comfort following the surgery was important to the staff in that she was permitted to hang out at “the beach” for the entire recovery period rather than being put into a kennel cage to recover.

When I picked Zoe up at the desired time she was being loved on & held in the arms of Dr. Rastetter. This was proof to me that this veterinarian was in this career choice because she really wanted to do her part to enhancing the lives of animals as well as their owners.

I cannot thank you enough, Dr. Rastetter, for the wonderful experience you & your staff provided us. I have been spreading the word to my friends.

Thank you for the opportunity to express my appreciation!!

Charlene Benton, owner of Zoe
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.