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Reveille VIII To Retire at the Stevenson Center

Reveille, the First Lady of Texas A&M, will retire at the Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center at the end of the spring 2015 semester.  The entire staff of the center is honored and excited to be able to provide Reveille with the comfort and love she has always enjoyed as she begins her retirement.  She will receive the same excellent veterinary care that all of our resident pets are afforded at the Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.  We look forward to Reveille joining our family.

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Reveille was honored by Texas A&M Girls' Basketball Head Coach, Gary Blair, on Feb. 16, 2015 with a plaque commemorating her 7 years of service to Texas A&M University. The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences was also recognized at this presentation.

Pictured left to right:

Dr. Kenita Rogers, Dr. Stacy Eckman, Coach Gary Blair, Ryan Crider & Reveille, Dean Eleanor Green, Ellie Greenbaum

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Company E-2, the Mascot Company, leaders with Reveille VIII during a visit to the Stevenson Center.

Resident Student Grant Recipient

One of our student residents, Shelby Gasson, was featured in the December 2014 edition of the Texas Veterinarian magazine for receiving the 2014  Buck-A-Year program grant. "Contirbutions through the Buck-A-Year program help support the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program (VMSRTP) which exposes veterinary students to cutting-edge research within the veterinary profession". Shelby worked with Dr. Brian Saunders of Veterinary Small Animal Clinical Sciences on a stem cell project.  Shelby is a third year veterinary student and has worked at the Stevenson Center for 3 1/2 years.  We are all proud of Shelby's accomplishments and know there will be many more.

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Resident Pet Success Story - Remarkable, Wonderful, Silky

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Silky in July of 2013

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Silky is a 13 year old Labrador Retriever that came to live at the Stevenson Center in September of 2012.  It was immediately apparent that he had a tremendous personality.  Everyone at the center instantly fell in love with Silky and he adjusted to his new living conditions just as quickly.  As with many new residents, Silky was quite overweight so he had to adjust to being fed less goodies.  It was also apparent that Silky had knee issues.  He was kept very comfy with medications for arthritis and a regulated quality diet.

In July of 2013 Silky developed a urinary tract infection which progressed into diskospondylitis which is an acute, painful, and debilitating condition.  He was quickly taken to the TAMU Small Animal Hospital where he spent many days in the ICU.  Along with these issues, Silky's knee problems were aggravated.  In addition to all of this Silky developed a mysterious problem with his right hind leg.  This leg became very cold and offered no detectable pulse.  Amputation was discussed but rejected due to his advanced age and the poor condition of his left hind leg.  With existing arthritis and hip problems, Silky was said to be a disaster from his chest down.

The antibiotics began to correct his infection and diskospondylitis.  Silky's pain subsided and his appetite returned slowly but surely.  After 10 days in the hospital Silky was able to come home.  Upon discharge we were told that Silky would likely only be able to walk with a sling support and would not be able to walk on his own.  Within a couple of days Silky was standing.  Silky steadily improved and was soon walking on his own!

Today, Silky is back to his previous comfortable lifestyle.  Each extra day with Silky is a gift of more time with this special soul and we are thankful for each one.  The incredible medical care that Silky received at the Small Animal Hospital along with his devoted caretakers at the Stevenson Center, and of course Silky's fortitude and personality, resulted in a success story far beyond our greatest expectations.  Story by Janet Broadhead

Photos of the Month

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Some of our "kids" enjoying one on one time with the staff.

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Our resident pets have a pretty good life of luxury.  They don't have to exert themselves much.


Stevenson Center

Our first building expansion dedication was October 1, 2004. See more photos of the dedication on the Expansion page.  The second building expansion began in July of 2012 and was dedicated April 26, 2013..  Please check our Expansion page to view construction as it progressed.  The center currently has approximately 11,000 square feet of available space to accommodate resident student and resident pet living quarters.

Newest Residents

Chassagne and Cristal

Chassagne and Cristal came to the center in September of 2014 from Arizona.  They are Bichon Frises.  These girls love each other and sleep together at every opportunity.  We are excited to have these beautiful girls join our family.  They are as sweet as they are gorgeous.

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Sophia and Cesar came together to the center in May of 2014 from California.  They are precious little dogs and they have a great time playing and snuggling with each other.  There's always excitement with these two.  They are acclimating to their new home very nicely.

Olivia 2 (9-5-13)Olivia came to the center from Georgia in September of 2013. She is a little Australian Terrier and has adjusted beautifully.

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Patty came to live with us in August of 2013 from Austin.  She is an adorable Boston Terrier and has made many new friends.











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