Provide non-lethal population control for metro Atlanta cats.
Perform high quality sterilization surgeries for cats to align the supply of kittens born with available homes.
Educate the public about cat overpopulation, sterilization programs and responsible cat care.
Provide excellence in spay-neuter services that are low-cost for families that are experiencing financial hardship.
Operate an excellent, state-of-the-art clinic facility that employs caring, friendly and professional staff.
While the majority of cats in Atlanta are afforded excellent health care, tens-of-thousands are destroyed annually. Many, many more live short, difficult lives outdoors. Sterilization is a non-lethal method of reducing cat overpopulation and the most humane way to prevent the birth of unwanted, homeless cats. On average, about 8 out of every 10 cats that enter Metro Atlanta shelters are euthanized. About half of those felines are kittens.
Veterinarian – Dr Mary-Pat Hill DVM
Having been around animals all her life, she always wanted to be a veterinarian. Her father was a part time cow farmer, and in high school she got her first horse. After college she became a Park Ranger in the California desert, helping to manage the wildlife populations there. After working in research for a few years, she applied to vet school and graduated from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Dr. Hill has worked in the Atlanta area since graduation. She spent a few years in general practice then worked as an Emergency and Critical Care veterinarian. Before joining Catsnip, she worked for many years at a non profit small animal clinic.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and their 2 dogs, loves competing in trail challenges with her horse and loves camping.
Dr. Hill joined Catsnip in May 2017, and has loved every minute! She loves cats and thinks her clients are the best clients out there! Make sure you say hi to Dr. Hill when you pick up your cat!
Office Manager – Kathleen Miller
Born in Birmingham and an Auburn fan, she lived most of her life in northern Georgia.
She went to Georgia Southern for Mechanical Engineering and Biology and found a husband as well, both graduating in 2016.
She is an avid lover of nature, with a passion for cats. When given the oportunity to put her talents toward helping reduce overpopulation, she couldn’t resist!
Vet Tech – Susan Graham
Susan has volunteered in rescue, especially with cats, since 1980. She grew up on a blueberry farm and learned to drive a tractor and then a dump truck, so she and Charles share the mobile vet clinic driving. After volunteering for a local spay/neuter clinic for a few years, Susan learned that CatSnip could use a vet tech and offered to help. Her cats and rescues have gone to CatSnip for over 10 years, and she believes in the mission. Her current goal is to get a degree in Veterinary Technology with a specialty in Veterinary Dentistry.
Vet Tech – Neta Blackwell
She has been around cats her entire life and worked at cat clinics in the past. She loves Project Catsnip because it gives her a chance to use her skills to help people AND she gets to be around cats all day!
Vet Tech – Ian Graham
Ian is a graduate from GGC in the field of Software Development. He has lived and worked with cats for most of his life. His combined experience allows him to handle both the cats and the computers while working.
Truck and Invoice – Charles Craig A native Georgian, he is a retired editor of a number of trade and association magazines, most notably an 11-year stint as editor of “Georgia’s Cities,” the newspaper of the Georgia Municipal Association.
More relevantly, he drove a school bus for Fulton County schools for several years. Currently living in Roswell with his wife and son, he authored “Carver” a fantasy story now available on Amazon.
Cats are not involved in the book, in fact, the family cats Silky and Mike hindered the production of it greatly, as they saw no reason why a human should stare at a computer screen when he could be playing with them!