High Quality, Affordable
Spay/Neuter Clinic

About Us

By on March 12, 2016

 

MissionNew Truck
Our mission is to provide high quality, low cost spay and neuter services in under served communities throughout Wisconsin, including community cat programs, shelters and rescues.

Vision
Our vision is to help reduce the number of homeless pets in Wisconsin.


The Fix Is In (TFII) was a participant in the ASPCA’s National Spay/Neuter Project (NSNP) until the program was discontinued in 2014. Through this program TFII, an independent entity, launched a MASH-style (Mobile Animal Spay Neuter Hospital) High Quality/High Volume affordable spay/neuter clinic.

Today, The Fix Is In is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. The clinic team travels throughout northern Wisconsin providing affordable, high quality spay/neuter services to 8+ counties. Since July 2012, a total of over 18,000 spay/neuter surgeries have been completed.

The Fix Is In works closely with not only the public, but also: humane societies, animal advocate groups, rescue groups, and Trap Neuter Release groups.

Meet The Team

     Brooke Groskopf, DVM

Beginning before and during veterinary school, Brooke volunteered with humane societies and outreach groups to assist with high quality, high volume spay/neuter, both at home and abroad.  She also spent two weeks at the Humane Alliance during veterinary school.  Since becoming a veterinarian, Brooke has been a spay/neuter surgeon for Best Friends Animal Sancutary, the PSPCA, and several smaller organizations.

 

Jamie Zimmerman, DVM

Jamie has a strong passion for pets and their people and strives to make a difference for both by providing high quality to care to her patients. She loves the steady pace of a high volume spay/neuter clinic and the chance to visit with clients during pick up at the end of the clinic day. She shares her home with many pets, including Jimminy, a doodle dog; Carl, a Shar-Pei/Chihuahua mix; Blessed, a Scottish fold cat, and a black cat named Midnight. In her spare time, she loves to quilt and spend quiet time at home.

Samantha Clouse, Clinic Director

Samantha graduated from Northcentral Technical College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Science. Her dream has been to work with an organization like The Fix Is In to help provide affordable veterinary services to all pet owners.

Marjorie Hanna, Veterinary Assistant

Marjorie studied Veterinary Technology at Globe University and joined the team in May 2017. Marjorie believes strongly in the mission of The Fix Is In and loves her job.

Amy Lepak, Clinic Assistant

Amy brings years of veterinary and animal welfare experience to The Fix Is In. She is happy to be working with animals again after working outside of the field for awhile.

Kim Van Berkel, Clinic Assistant

 

Board of Directors:

Michael Boyd
Susan Corrieri
T.J. Dunn, DVM
Ashley McLaughlin
Karla Ortman
Diane Vanlandingham

Background:

In July 2012 our clinic team spent one week in New York City working with the ASPCA’s NSNP trainers.ASPCA group Then the trainers came to Wisconsin for 10 days and worked with our team here at our various clinic sites. The goal of training was to teach our team how to effectively and efficiently provide high quality care in a high volume spay/neuter clinic.

From January 2010 to May 2012, The Fix Is In offered low-cost spay/neuter services at Spay Days which were staffed entirely by volunteers — the vets and clinic staff all kindly donated their time and skills. Services at these events were restricted to income-qualified families. Also during this time, The Fix Is In partnered with Shelter From the Storm’s Spay Me! Clinic in Sun Prairie. Spay Me! drove their transport van to Rhinelander and picked up pets for surgery. Pets spent two nights at the clinic before returning home after surgery. This service was available to anyone. We are proud to report that more than 1,200 cats and dogs were spayed or neutered through these low-cost options and we are grateful to the many people who helped make these services available.