• Meet Our Spay/Neuter Veterinarians


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    Stephanie Lee

    Dr. Stephanie Lee
    HSC Spay/Neuter Medical Director
    Dr. Lee has loved animals as long as she can remember and recalls the day, during a veterinarian’s speech on career day at her elementary school, when she knew exactly what she was going to be and she never wavered!  She attended North Carolina State University undergraduate school (1990-1993) and College of Veterinary Medicine (1993-1997).  Dr. Lee worked in general practice for 10 years before moving into shelter medicine and spay/neuter.  She has worked at many different practices in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wilmington, NC and Knoxville, Tennessee which allowed her to see a wide range of practice philosophies and clientele.  Her decision to become a spay/neuter veterinarian came due to the high population of animals that were losing their lives simply because they didn’t have a home.  Her position at HSC Spay/Neuter Clinics focuses on high-quality, high volume spay/neuter surgery and medicine in the hopes of decreasing pet overpopulation and euthanasia due to homelessness.

    In addition to spay/neuter surgeries, Dr. Lee’s team has their weekly Critter Care Wellness Clinic, which was developed to provide basic care (vaccines, disease prevention and spay/neuter) and education to those in our community who are most at risk.




    Dr. Heather Les
    HSC Spay/Neuter Veterinary Surgeon
    Dr. Les is a transplant from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. She attended Illinois State University undergraduate school with a passion for biology, but was unsure about her future path. She considered a job in research or teaching, however it was while working for 3 years on the medical staff of an animal shelter that she fell in love with veterinary medicine and decided to pursue a veterinary degree at the University of Missouri (2011-2014). After graduation, she worked in private practice in Illinois before switching to a shelter job in Florida which more suited her passion for non-profit veterinary work. While in the sheltering world, the large number of homeless animals drove Dr. Les to become a spay/neuter veterinarian, as she feels this has one of the most direct impacts on lowering the number of unwanted pets in a population. She lives with her fiancé Kevin, lab-mix Griffey, and 2 cats Payton and Wrigley.





    Dr. Nicolette Peer

    HSC Spay/Neuter Veterinary Surgeon
    Dr. Nicolette Peer began her interest in veterinary medicine at a very young age. She grew up in Long Island, NY where her house was always full of animals. She attended Duke University where she majored in Biology. After graduating, she worked as a veterinary assistant in small animal emergency practices prior to applying to veterinary school. Dr. Peer attended Auburn
    University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2010. After graduation, she completed a small animal rotating internship at The Ohio State University.

    Dr. Peer moved to Charlotte in 2011 and worked in small animal private practice prior to joining the team at the Humane Society of Charlotte. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her cat Syl. She loves to read fiction, work out, be outdoors, and ballroom dance with her husband.