Laureen Bartfield, DVM

Laureen Bartfield, DVM
Laureen Bartfield, DVM

Laureen Bartfield, DVM, is the Program Director and Surgeon for the Spay Neuter Assistance Program of North Carolina, a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing North Carolina's pet overpopulation problem by offering low-cost spay-neuter surgeries to those in need of financial assistance.

Dr. Bartfield received her degree from the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitt's, British West Indies, after which she performed an additional year of study at Oklahoma School of Veterinary Medicine. It was the time spent in "shelter rotations" at Oklahoma, that Dr. Bartfield's eyes were opened to the plight of millions of shelter animals in this country.

In addition to running the SNAP-NC Program, Dr. Bartfield has been the Contract Veterinarian for Wake County Animal Shelter and Control in Raleigh, North Carolina and also the Veterinarian for Chatham County, North Carolina. She is a Certified Cruelty Investigator and has worked with the Animal Legal Defense Fund on the puppymill case of ALDF v. Woodley, for which she received a Humanitarian Award. Dr. Bartfield has assisted the Humane Society of the United States with several puppy mill, dog fighting and pigeon shoot investigations. She also sits on the Board of the North Carolina Animal Law Committee.