About Our Staff

About Our Staff at the Monroe Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

Dr. Laurence Toyer, our full time Veterinarian Surgeon, performs all of the surgical procedures. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee, AL. Dr. Toyer is a native of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. He is currently licensed to practice in Virginia as well as North Carolina. He looks forward to meeting the spay/neuter needs of the Union County/Monroe residents, as well as those who seek our services from neighboring counties.

Dr. Patreece Q. Lanier, DVM from Charlotte, NC serves as the owner of the Clinic for purposes of complying with the licensure requirements in the state of North Carolina. The equipment and building are owned by HSUC. Dr. Lanier has worked in the veterinary medical field since May of 1999. Currently Dr. Lanier is employed at Crossroads Animal Hospital in Dallas, NC. Before Crossroads, she worked for Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital in Charlotte, NC, formerly Sardis Animal Clinic and prior to that she worked for the Humane Society of Charlotte Spay-Neuter Clinic.

Drew Skinner, RVT is our clinic manager. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and B.S. in Anthropology. He later attended Gaston College where he received A.A.S. Veterinary Medical Technology. Drew is currently certified with the NC Veterinary Medical Board and has his Veterinary Technician National Certification. Drew worked as an Animal Control Officer for the Charlotte Police Department for six years and has worked as a registered veterinary technician for the past four years.

We have two veterinary assistants on staff at all times.