We’re delighted to introduce Dr. Tiffany Kutner, SAFE Care Spay/Neuter Clinic’s medical director.

As a daughter of an Airforce sergeant, her family got to travel and move throughout the world. Born in Maine, she and her family moved to the Philippines before returning to Arizona where they purchased their first horses. This began her love for these wonderful animals as well as her drive to becoming a veterinarian at such a young age. In 1990, they left Arizona for North Carolina and it’s been her home since.

From middle school on, her life revolved around her drive to become a veterinarian. At the age of fifteen, she began her first job as a veterinary assistant at a local veterinary hospital. After graduating high school, she moved to Raleigh to complete her undergraduate studies in animal science. She finished her B.S. degree in three years while working full time at an equine hospital. She then went to NC State Veterinary School. After graduating in 2005, she moved to Pittsburgh, PA, to complete a one-year equine surgical and sport horse medicine internship. She then moved back to North Carolina and started her veterinary career as an equine sports horse medicine veterinarian in Apex, North Carolina.

After six years, she changed paths to small animal medicine at Banfield Pet Hospital. Over the next ten years, she completed several intense soft tissue surgical training programs and developed a large surgical referral practice for her hospital. She found the desire to make a different, more profound impact in the veterinary community. This lead her to join the team at Safe Haven For Cats/Safe Care Spay and Neuter Clinic in 2021. “There are not enough words to describe how fulfilled and excited I am to be able to share my knowledge and skills with such a wonderful team and make such a large impact on the feline community in our state.”