Every pet must have an appointment.  You can make an appointment by calling us at (931) 372-2728 or requesting an appointment on this site.  Drop off times are between 9am and 945am Tuesday-Friday with pickup on the following morning at 8:30 am - 7:30 am on Saturdays.   When you arrive, park in any spot.  When you see the staff open the front door, come up and get your paperwork.  PLEASE WEAR A MASK and SOCIAL DISTANCE!  

IF YOUR DOG SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR TOWARD OUR STAFF, YOU WILL BE ASKED TO TAKE HIM OR HER HOME.  We are a high volume clinic and are not setup to handle aggressive dogs.


If you are receiving financial assistance, or would like to qualify for assistance, 

If you want an appointment for multiple pets on the same day, a non-refundable deposit of 50% is required prior to us approving your request.  Appointments can be re-scheduled at no charge if given 24 hours advance notice.  

Appointments made online will be billed at our normal rates.
Updated: 2 September, 2021

Female Dogs  $90  
Male Dogs  $80
Female Cats $70
Male Cats $60
Prices include supplemental pain meds and a rabies vaccine.
Additional services 
(at time of surgery ONLY)

 Vaccines $12 
     (FVRCP, DA2PP, FELV, Bordetella)
 Fecal Exam - $10
 Feline Leukemia/FIV Test - $25
 Heartworm Test - $10
 4DX Test - $25
 (Heartworm, Ehrlichia, Lyme, Anaplasma)
 Microchip - Now $10 Thanks to the                      Bissell Pet Foundation!
 Nail Trim - $5
Governing documents, past years' 990s and budgets are   
available at www.givingmatters.com
An Appointment is Required
We have partners that assist residents in these counties:

Friends of Animals
(Jackson County) - 268-1866
(Overton County) - 303-2567
Humane Society
(White County) - 935-8377
Wags & Whiskers
(Cumberland Cty) - 788-2201

Elsewhere in Tenn visit spaytennessee.org

                                                                         The Humane Society of Putnam County was formed in June 1979.  
                                                                         At one time, the HSPC operated the animal shelter in Putnam                                                                                     County, but switched its focus in the early 2000s to focus on                                                                                       what we believe is the most humane solution to solve the pet                                                                                     overpopulation problem in the U.C. - Spay and Neuter.  

In 2007, we opened a spay/neuter clinic to keep up with the demand of people needing their pets fixed.  We quickly outgrew our Fisk Road location, and thanks to the generosity of Cindy and Fred Bellis, they built a facility for HSPC at our current location.  

The Major Michael Shipley Memorial Spay Neuter Clinic is named after Michael Shipley, a native of Putnam County and a veteran of both World Wars.  He retired from the U.S. Army as a Major, serving honorably as a Cavalry officer.  He earned his Veterinary License in the early 1900's and served as Deputy State Veterinarian for Tennessee until enlisting in the Army.  

Dr. "Major Mike" Shipley spent much of his career in the western United States and earned a reputation as a "Wild West Vet".  As a teen, he spent time in Texas and could entertain everyone back home in Tennessee with rope tricks he had learned.  Later, those skills were useful as he worked out west, primarily as a livestock veterinarian and inspector, demonstrating an unparalleled compassion for farm animals.  

He carried that compassion all his life, influencing many others to treat animals more humanely.  One of those he influenced was his great-niece, Dr. Kathy Gates, who is our Medical Director.  

We are thankful for the difference he made for animals in his lifetime and
 proud to honor his legacy.  "Major Mike" was supportive was Dr. Gates' 
interest in following his career path, and he continues to help deserving 
pre-veterinary students at Tennessee Tech achieve their career goals 
through the scholarship program he initiated many years ago,  

The Humane Society of Putnam County is committed 
to saving lives of pets through prevention.  
Bissell Pet Foundation
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We thank the following organizations for their generous support!
Deposits and Pre-Pays are 
Non-Refundable without a minimum of 24 Hours Notice
After your pet's Surgery

Pickup time is 8:30 AM Wednesday - Friday.  7:30 AM on Saturdays.

Ask any questions you may have at the time of discharge.

No running, jumping, playing, swimming, or other strenuous activity for 7-10 days.  Keep your pet quiet. 

Pets must be kept indoors where they can stay clean, dry and warm. 

No baths during the recovery period. 

Dogs must be walked on a leash and cats kept indoors.

Check the incision site twice daily. There should be no drainage. Redness and swelling should be minimal. 

Do not allow your pet to lick or chew at the incision. If this occurs, please call this office for further information.

Appetite should return gradually within 24 hours of surgery. 

Lethargy lasting for more than 24 hours post-op, diarrhea, or vomiting are not normal and your pet should be taken to your regular veterinarian. 

Dogs may have a slight cough for a few days after surgery.

When your pet gets home, DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO OVER-EAT!  Small meals only for the first 24 hours.  Do not change your pet’s diet at this time and do not give junk food, table scraps, milk or any other people  food during the recovery period. This could mask post-surgical complications.

If there are any questions or concerns directly related to the surgery during the recovery period, please call this office at (931) 372-2728 or our after hours line at (931) 261-4216. 

If there is an emergency after hours, contact your regular veterinarian or our emergency provider Copeland Veterinary Hospital at (931) 528-1111.

Your pet received a green tattoo next to their incision. This tattoo is a scoring process in the skin; IT IS NOT AN EXTRA INCISION.

HSPC SN Clinic, will treat at minimal cost, any post-op complications resulting directly from the surgery, if the above post-op instructions are followed in full.  Your regular veterinarian must address illnesses or injuries that are not a direct result of surgery. Please call for an appointment as soon as you see cause for concern.  We cannot be held responsible for complications resulting from failure to follow post-op instructions, or for contagious diseases for which the animal was not previously properly vaccinated.
Before your pet's Surgery
The pet should not eat anything after midnight. Pets under the age of 4 months should have a light breakfast.  
Drinking water is OK right up to the time of arrival.  

Intake begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 9:45AM.

Cats MUST be in a carrier. Dogs should be wearing a collar and be on a leash.

When the front door opens, approach the door to retrieve your paperwork.  

We accept CASH ONLY at clinic or you can pre-pay on this website. Please plan accordingly

Petfinder: A new pet is waiting for you at Petfinder
(931) 372-2728
Donations are tax-deductible!
We continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Our lobby remains closed.  To make an appointment, please call and leave a message at 931-372-2728.

We continue to search for a second full time veterinarian to join our practice.  Contact us for more info!

Contact Us
Aside from Cash Donations, We ALWAYS Need Supplies! Here is our wish list!

  Laundry Detergent (HE)
  Paper Towels 
  Masking Tape
  Copy Paper 
  Postage Stamps
  Ziploc Bags - Sandwich, Quart, Snack
  Distilled Water (Gallons) 
  Trash Bags (Kitchen and 39gal)  
   AA Batteries  
FROM HWY 111:  Take Hwy 70 (Spring Street) through Cookeville.Miller Road is 5.5 miles, on the left.

FROM HWY 56:  Take Hwy 70 towards Cookeville.Miller Road is 3.9 miles, on the right.

FROM THE INTERSECTION OF JACKSON & HWY 70:  Take Hwy 70 west (towards Baxter) and at .7 miles Miller Road is on the left.

FROM INTERSTATE 40:  Take exit #283 and go onto Tennessee Avenue, which ends at the second traffic light. Turn right onto Hwy 70, the next road on the right is MILLER ROAD, turn right, we are the second building on the left.

Clinic is located at 180 Miller Road, Second building on left after turning onto Miller Road. 
Our financial assistance programs are available, thanks to generous funding from the following foundations:

Total Surgeries from August 2007 through December 2020 is 56,284 
with approximately 60% from Putnam County, 30% from Jackson, Overton and White counties, 9% from surrounding counties and 1% from outside the U.C. region.

  Our grant focus area includes the following counties: Putnam - Pickett - Clay

Anyone is welcome to use our services by paying full price, however, we only have funding to financially assist residents of the above listed counties. See below for a list of groups from other counties who help their residents with financial assistance!