Spay and Neuter Clinic Board

Diane Bentz, R.V.T., President

A graduate of Pierce College and Cal State Northridge, Ms. Bentz completed the Veterinary Technician Program, received a degree in Animal Science and Sociology and then passed the state board examination to become a licensed Registered Veterinary Technician. Following two and a half years working for Ventura County Animal Services, Ms. Bentz spent 15 years working at a Veterinary Clinic in Simi Valley. She was selected as the 2004 California Veterinary Medical Association RVT of the Year in Private Practice. In 2009 Ms. Bentz opened the Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic in Simi Valley. When not working she spends time with her husband, 2 children and many rescued pets.  

Joyce L. Peters, Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Peters worked for over 30 years in the credit card services industry with broad based experience in sales management, revenue generation and maintenance of client relationships, managing a merchant portfolio with an annual volume of $4 billion.  She managed an operational staff, developing service programs for clients. 

Carolyn Herman, Vice President, Secretary

Ms. Herman has been a Thousand Oaks resident since 1986.  Her career included many years in Los Angeles as Vice President of Human Resources for a large financial organization.  Most recently she retired, for a second time, from an administrative position with an automobile dealership in Thousand Oaks. 

Paula Temme, Director of Education

Ms. Temme is a Simi Valley resident. She had a successful career in show business and then transitioned to teaching dance. She has owned and operated her own dance studio in Simi Valley and Burbank and loves teaching children. Since 2004, she has presented Correct Pet Care classes to over 5,000 students at nineteen elementary schools as well as YMCA after-school groups, Girl Scouts and Camp Keystone’s summer program.