Vermont Spay Neuter Incentive Program (VSNIP)
VSNIP helps lower-income Vermonters afford to have their dogs, cats, and wolf hybrids spayed or neutered. The goal of the program is to reduce the population of unwanted companion animals.
Program Funds & Expenses
VSNIP is a discretionary program with limited funding. At this time, it is 100% funded by dog licensing fees collected by town and city offices across the state. Receipts vary greatly from month to month, depending on the number of dog registered that month. For example: last fiscal year, we received a low of $657 in March and a high of $150,000 in May.
We do not receive funds to cover the program for an entire fiscal year. Rather, we receive funds every month and cannot issue new vouchers until we have the funds in hand. This means that the number of surgical procedures we can fund varies greatly from month to month.
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What assistance is available?
If we determine that you're eligible, you'll get a VSNIP voucher that allows you to have your animals spayed or neutered at a participating veterinarian's office for $25 each.
We encourage you to have all your dogs and cats spayed/neutered at the same time.
Am I eligible for assistance?
To be eligible, you must:
How do I apply?
How does the program work?
What does my co-pay cover? What does it not cover?
The copay covers the fee for the entire surgical procedure, including:
The copay does not include:
Please ask your veterinarian about possible additional charges prior to surgery. We encourage you to buy pain medication from your vet for use after the surgery. This cost is not covered by VSNIP.
Who do I call for more information?
Call 1-855-478-7647 or email email@example.com if you have any questions about VSNIP.
Reduce pet overpopulation. Have your pet spayed or neutered!