Low-Cost Spay & Neuter

We are an animal welfare organization that raises funds through the help of local businesses and our community to help save the lives of animals.


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Clemson Paw Partners

Our Mission

Clemson Paw Partners is an animal welfare organization that raises funds through the help of local businesses and our community to help save the lives of animals. Funds are used to help homeless animals and those in low income households obtain low-to-no cost spay and neuter services and other necessary medical care treatments. We believe that by reducing the problem of companion animal overpopulation in our area and providing assistance to caring animal owners that may not have otherwise been able to afford it, we will reduce the number of animals and euthanasia rates in our surrounding shelters.

Dr. Kate Whitsel, DVM Picture

Dr. Kate Whitsel, DVM

Lead Veterinarian

Dr. Kate was raised in Kansas where she developed her love for all animals. As a child she was an avid equestrian and competed nationally in the Hunter/Jumpers. She attained her Bachelor of Animal Science degree from Kansas State University prior to her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.  After graduation, Dr. Kate completed a surgical rotating internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, California. She was then hired on as an associate veterinary at Pioneer specializing in equine health, sports medicine and lameness.

She moved to South Carolina in 2019 joining Martin Veterinary Services as a Mixed Animal Associate Veterinarian specializing in Equine Medicine, lameness and the equine athlete. This is where she also developed her strong passion for small ruminants and companion animals.

Dr. Kate currently owns and operates, Dr. Kate Veterinary Services LLC in Piedmont, South Carolina. A full-service mobile veterinary operation supporting a 50-mile radius surrounding Piedmont. Within her current practice she continues to provide care for all aspects of equine health, sports medicine, lameness and general wellness. She also continues to provide care for small ruminant and farm animals and at home services for small animals.  She is passionate about patient care and client communication.

Dr. Kate also serves as the lead veterinarian at Clemson Paw Partners, a nonprofit organization helping small animals in Pickens County, SC. Clemson Paw Partners main focus is low cost spay and neuter and general health.

In her free time, she continues to show in the Jumpers on both of her horses Mickey and Teddy.  Her dog Hazel is her constant companion and accompanies her on her daily calls. Her cat Screech acts as the office manager. Together our main goal is to help as many animals in need as possible.

Our Services

Wellness Checkups (Coming Soon!)

We provide wellness services to make sure your pet is healthy and happy. Feel free to contact us to schedule a wellness check for your furry friend.

Spay & Neuter

We like to keep things simple to understand, so we offer package deals. We charge the same for male or female dogs. And we give you a couple of choices on vaccines. MORE INFO


Clemson Paw Partners recommends vaccinating your pet for this simple reason… either pay now for preventative care or pay more later when your pet becomes sick. MORE INFO


Our microchipping service is available for your pet and highly recommended in the event your animal is ever lost. 

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We can use all the help we can get! If you have time and interest in volunteering for Clemson Paw Partners, please fill out our Volunteer Application by clicking below.

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