Alleycat Spay and Neuter Clinic is a high quality, low cost spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs.  Our clinic provides quality service at an affordable price.  We use state of the art equipment for surgery and anesthesia monitoring.  We are not a full service clinic, nor do we see emergencies.By streamlining our services we can lower costs by reducing overhead.

In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, we also offer vaccine clinics with no appointment necessary.  Our services are focused on providing the best preventative care for your cat or dog.

Alison Achey MS, DVM and Kristin Munholand, RVT have over 10 years combined experience in high volume, high quality spay and neuter services working closely with the community and over 15 local rescue groups.  By locating in Columbiana County we will service not only northeast Ohio but western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Staff Bios

Dr Achey

Dr. Achey

Dr. Alison Achey, a Pennsylvania native, earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Bioscience at Pennsylvania State University, where she continues to be an avid Nittany Lion fan. Following graduation Dr Achey moved to Florida where she worked at the Central Florida Zoo as a primate keeper and continued her education at the University of Central Florida, completing a Master’s certificate in Conservation Biology and a Master’s of Science degree in Biology with a focus in Animal Behavior.

Dr. Achey received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her senior rotations at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. After completion of a shelter medicine internship in Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Achey moved to Ohio and worked in shelter medicine and high volume spay and neuter services for six years. During that time she earned another Master’s Certificate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in Shelter Medicine.

Dr. Achey has performed over 50,000 surgeries in her career ranging from high volume services in Ohio and Pennsylvania, volunteer work in Alaska villages and working with rescue groups in Tennessee and Virginia. Preventing overpopulation and providing preventative care is a passion of hers that she hopes to continue for many years to come.

Dr Achey now resides in Salem and lives with her significant other Jeremy and a menagerie of animals which includes Black Lab: Briscoe, a St. Bernard: Ben, four pot-belly pigs: Lucy, Eudora, Woodstock (Woody) and Peppermint Patty (Peppa) and two goats: Linus and Schroeder along with a red-eared slider: Napoleon and Kenyan sand boa:Gunde. In her free time, Dr. Achey enjoys tailgating at Beaver Stadium, traveling, kickboxing, and spending time with friends and family.

Kristin Munholand (RVT)

Kristin is the Clinic Manager and Registered Veterinary Technician at Alleycat Spay & Neuter Clinic.  Kristin graduated from Stautzenberger College with her associates degree in Applied Science for Veterinary Technology.

Kristin has been working in the Veterinary field for 10+ years, and has worked in various veterinary settings such as shelter medicine, spay/neuter, emergency, and private practice. Kristin has been around animals her entire life, so has been set on this career path for a long time!

Kristin enjoys being able to make a difference everyday in both our clients and animals lives. Kristin shares her home with her husband Dave, daughter Mackenzie, their 4 dogs (Cocco, Roxy, Duce, Oakley), 2 cats (Meadow, Theo), and a horse (Mattie). In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, spending time with family, friends, and pets, and exploring new places.

Katie Helscel

Katie is a Technician at Alleycat Spay & Neuter Clinic. Katie received her associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Brown Mackie College in 2015. Originally from Ohio, where she spent 3 years at a high volume spay and neuter clinic, she now resides in Pennsylvania with her boyfriend Todd and their 3 pets Missy their black lab and cats Richard, and Pico.

She is currently part time at Alley Cat Spay and Neuter Clinic and also employed at a high volume spay and neuter clinic in Pennsylvania. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors at the local park, visiting with family and friends and trying new vegan recipes.

Hannah Sparks

Hannah is a veterinary assistant/receptionist at Alleycat Spay and Neuter Clinic. She is also a part-time shift manager/barista at Industry Cafe located in Industry, Pennsylvania.

Hannah graduated the culinary arts and also baking and pastry arts program at IUP. She worked for 5 years as a pastry chef and decided she needed to try something new and wanted to do something with animals!

Hannah still enjoys baking in her free time. Hannah and her husband, Nick, have a bernese mountain dog named Moose. They also have 5 cats named Soot, Cleo, Eve, Stormie, and Emma.

Tiffany Hysong

Tiffany Hysong is a veterinary assistant/receptionist at Alleycat Spay and Neuter Clinic. She also works at Rogers Community Auction in Rogers, Ohio. She graduated from Beaver Local High school and the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center from the Veterinary Science Technology class. Tiffany plans on continuing her career with animals. She is currently going to Kent State University to become a Veterinary Technician.

Tiffany has many animals starting with her six dogs, her two Great Danes, Sephara and Bella, two Labrador Retrievers, Sunny and Peanut, two Dachshunds, Emma and Copper, and her three ferrets, Rocco, Drako, and Farrah. In Tiffany’s spare time she loves to do some baking, go ride horses, kayak with her sister, geocache, fish, and go hiking.

Kymberly Woodburn

Kym is a part time receptionist/veterinary assistant at Alleycat Spay and Neuter Clinic. She started in the animal world several years ago as a humane agent in a neighboring county before moving into our area and changing into Loss Prevention. However, trying to get back into her roots, Kym recently signed on to work with us while attending school full time to achieve her dream to be a veterinarian.

Kym is a US Navy veteran, and is married to her husband, also a US Navy veteran, Rob. Together they have two daughters (Alexis and Ariana). They have a “farm-ette” that holds a small menagerie of animals including cows, pigs, chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, bunnies, fish, honeybees, sugar gliders, and a fennec fox. When not answering phones or helping with animals at the clinic, Kym likes crocheting, traveling, and enjoying time with her family.

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Jessica Drohn (RVT)

Jessica is a Veterinary Technician at AlleyCat Spay & Neuter Clinic. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree of Science for Biology from Youngstown State University in 2013 and her associates degree of Applied Science for Veterinary Technology from Stautzenberger in 2016. She has been working 4 years in high volume spay and neuter clinics and enjoys the fast-paced environment.

Jessica lives with her boyfriend Adam and two cats Astrid and Persephone. In her spare-time, she enjoys reading, DIY crafts, and hanging out with family and friends.

Samantha Bosworth

Samantha is a veterinary assistant/receptionist at Alleycat Spay and Neuter Clinic. Samantha graduated from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center in Veterinary Science technology. Samantha has always enjoyed being around animals her entire life and wanted to continue that in her career choice after graduation!

Sam shares her home with her German Shepard, Ellie Rose, her orange and white tabby cat, Ava Grace, and her New Zealand Rabbit, Diesel. Sam enjoys working on vehicles and hanging out with her friends in her spare time!