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 College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) 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 CVMBS 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 CVMBS 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
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.