Spay & Neuter
Task Force

With great sadness we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Terry Yunker on July 20, 2016, in Oklahoma City, OK. Terry was one of the founders of both the Flathead Spay & Neuter Task Force and Spayway in Oklahoma City. His lifelong love of animals, especially cats, drove him to pursue his career in veterinary medicine. Raised in North Dakota as the youngest of eleven children on the family farm, Terry was always surrounded by animals.

He practiced in veterinary clinics throughout the valley for many years and helped the Montana Spay/Neuter Task Force with clinics throughout the state. Terry was instrumental in getting the Flathead Spay & Neuter Clinic started over fifteen years ago. It was his dedication to ending the suffering of unwanted dogs and cats that made his decision to become strictly a spay/neuter veterinarian a reality. With over 200,000 surgeries to his credit, his legacy will live on forever. He was a mentor to many aspiring veterinarians and his expertise as a surgeon was second to none.

Always willing to help any animal in need, Terry exemplified what it took to be a great veterinarian. He loved his kitties and his extended spay neuter families. Despite his preference for loud music during surgeries, he was a quiet, gentle man. He was passionate about spaying and neutering and knew that he was making such a difference in the lives of both people and animals. His time on this earth was far too short, but his legacy is as large as the universe.

We grieve for all of his friends and family, here, in North Dakota and Oklahoma. Please hug your dog or cat in his honor.

Spay & neuter now and forever.