About the Center
The Texas A&M Stevenson Companion Animal Life-Care Center (SCALC or “the center”) provides the physical, emotional, and medical needs of companion animals whose owners are no longer able to provide that care. Clients of the center include pet owners who want to assure their pet’s future prior to entering a retirement home, being hospitalized for an extended period, or predeceasing a pet.
The center was established at the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) in 1993, at the suggestion of Dr. E. W. “Ned” Ellett, former head of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M University.
Dr. Ellett’s dream became a reality with generous donations from the Luse Foundation and Mrs. Madlin Stevenson. She chose to support the center because “animals are especially important to the elderly. This center is dedicated to them and their pets,” she said. She, a life-long animal lover, passed away in September of 2000. Her four cats, seven dogs, pony, and llama came to reside at the center at that time.
We invite you to visit the center located on the Texas A&M campus, adjacent to the VMBS on Raymond Stotzer Parkway. Please let us know in advance so that the director of the center or a representative will be available to talk with you.
We are located on this VMBS Map in the lower-left corner. Our building is colored in green and abbreviated STEV. We’re located next to the TIPS building.
Publications featuring the Stevenson Center
- Newsletter 2018
- Newsletter 2016-2017
- Newsletter 2015
- Newsletter 2014
- Spirit Magazine Article – 2008
- Texas Aggie Magazine Article – July 2007
Videos featuring the Stevenson Center
Texas Country Reporter feature
Veterinary News Network feature
Video tour of the Stevenson Center
Mitzi came to the center in Sep. of 2022 from College Station. She is a beloved, sweet 12 year old Yorkshire Terrier.
Milo came to the center in Mar. of 2022 from Kingwood, TX with Snow White and Tiffany. He is a sweet clown.
Tiffany came to the center in Mar. of 2022 from Kingwood, TX with Milo and Snow White. Another sweet beauty.
Snow White came to the center in Mar. of 2022 from Kingwood, TX with Tiffany and Milo. She is sweet and beautiful.
Butler came to the center in Dec. of 2021 from Houston. He is an active boy and brings us much joy.
Hans is a big, gorgeous German Shepherd who came to the center from Alvin, TX in Nov. of 2021 with Ava and Heidi.
Ava, a beautiful German Shepherd, came to the center from Alvin, TX in Nov. of 2021 with Heidi and Hans.
Heidi, a beautiful German Shepherd, came to the center in Nov. of 2021 from Alvin, TX. She came with Hans and Ava.
Pepe came to the center in Oct. of 2021 from Florida. He is a 30 year old Mini Macaw. He is very entertaining.
Cody Mouse came to the center in October of 2021 from San Antonio. He is a beautiful Sheltie. His personality is as sweet as he is beautiful. Cody Mouse is a wonderful addition to the center family.
Reveille IX retired to the Stevenson Center after serving as Texas A&M’s revered mascot for 5 years. It is an honor to care for Reveille in her well-deserved retirement. She is a joy to all of us at the center. Rev has not skipped a beat while enjoying her new…
He came to the center in December of 2020 from Addison, TX. with 3 housemates. His littermate is Riley.
He came to the center in December of 2020 from Addison, TX. with 3 housemates. His littermate is Zeke.
He came to the center in December of 2020 from Addison, TX. with 3 housemates. His littermate is Dexter.
She came to the center in December of 2020 from Addison, TX. with 3 housemates. Her littermate is Dash.
Katie is a sweet 6-year-old cat who came to the center in Sept. 2020 from San Antonio.
April is a wonderful 4-year-old Labrador Retriever who came to the center in Sept. 2020 from San Antonio.
This beautiful Holland Lop rabbit entered the center in July of 2020 from New Mexico.
Millie came to the center in July of 2019. She is a Dandie Dinmont Terrier. We anticipate many years of love and fun with Millie in her new family.
Blossom came to the center in June of 2019 with her housemate, Pecos Bunny. She is a beautiful Netherland Dwarf rabbit. We enjoy interacting with Blossom. She is precious.
Pecos and his housemate, Blossom, came to the center in June of 2019. He is an adorable Netherland Dwarf rabbit. We are happy to have him as part of our center family.
Kacey came to the center in May of 2019 from South Carolina. She is a beautiful calico cat. We are all enjoying Kacey and welcoming her into her new family of humans and other cats. She has acclimated nicely to her new surroundings.
Chaco came to the center in November of 2018. He is a Holland Lop, We love watching Chaco play with a ball and jump around his enclosure. Chaco is a beautiful bunny.
Tiger Lilly is a beautiful girl who entered the center in July of 2018 with her housemates, Gracie and Jake. She is a young, energetic girl who is keeping us very active. This threesome is a beautiful family added to our family here at the center.
Gracie R. came to us from Abilene in July of 2018 with her two housemates. She is a sweet girl. We all enjoy dear Gracie.
Mr. Tabby entered the center in April of 2017 from Las Vegas. He is a very affectionate fellow. It was easy for everyone here to fall in love with him immediately. We are so happy to welcome him to our family.
Chen is a Papillon who came to the center with Twinkie in March of 2017. This little guy is a ball of energy and we are thoroughly enjoying his antics. Chen is another welcome addition to the center family.
Rufus came to the center in July of 2015 with his twin brother, Tiger. He is a beautiful boy. Rufus is a welcome addition to the center family.
You have no one to care for your beloved pet after you have passed on. This unique home for animals is dedicated to meeting that need. Enrolling your pet with your planned gift endowment will assure excellent care for the life of your pet.