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Neil Van Stavern, DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Neil Van Stavern has been practicing veterinary medicine in College Station for 36 years.  After years of instructing at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine, he opened his private practice in 1982.  He is the only private practice veterinarian in Bryan/College Station who is board certified in Internal Medicine.  Dr. Van Stavern has a special interest in canine preventative medicine, internal medicine, and endoscopy.  Dr. Van Stavern is currently available for appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Years in Practice: 31

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Dr. Laura Bay-Williams, DVM

Dr. Laura Bay-Williams graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 1999. She has been practicing at Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital since 2001.  Dr. Bay has a special interest in surgery, feline and canine preventative medicine, dentistry and ultrasound.

Years in Practice: 12

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Dr. Staci Dennis, DVM

Dr. Staci Dennis, a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine, graduated first in her class  in May of 2007. She has been practicing at Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital since graduating. Dr. Dennis has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine and feline and canine preventative medicine.

Years in Practice: 6

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Lori, Management

Lori has been our devoted practice manager since 1999. When Lori is away from the office you will find her spending time with her family or playing soccer with friends. She has two spoiled rotten dogs; Duo a husky mix and Maggie an Australian shepherd. As well as three domestic shorthairs named Smudge, Foster, and Raven.

Years in Practice: 16

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Lisa Hunziker, Office Assistant

Diorella, Head Technician

Diorella graduated from A&M in 2001 with a degree in Animal Science.  Diorella previously worked at Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital in 2000 and started working with us again in October of 2006.  She enjoys spending time with her family and pets.  Diorella has a boxer named Harper, a german shepherd named Hugo and two cats named Sissy and O’Malley.

Years in Practice: 14

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Shelby, Head Technician

Shelby graduated in May 2012 from Texas A&M with a degree in Animal Science . Shelby started working at Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital in August 2011. She enjoys relaxing and playing video games around her house, playing sports, and spending time with her orange tabby, Petri and miniature dachshund, Luchiano.

Years in Practice: 2

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Brian, Technician

Brian has been working with Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital since September 2011. Brian enjoys the outdoors! On his days off you will find him rock climbing, hiking or camping. Brian also loves to travel and is always looking for new learning opportunities and hobbies. Brian has two cats; Tsugumi- a female red short hair tabby, and Grendel- a male brown and white tabby.

Years in Practice: 2

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Chloee, Technician

Chloee is a Certified Veterinary Assistant studying Biomedical Sciences at Blinn College. She started working at Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital in August 2012. Chloee enjoys spending time with her animals and reading a good book. She has an adorable great dane named Chad and three cats named Callie, Jinx, Annie and Mrs. Pinkerton.

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Sarah O., Technician

Jessica, Technician

Cassy, Technician

Cassy moved from Corpus Christi, Texas to College Station to study Agriculture Leadership and Development at Blinn.  She hopes to pursue a career in teaching.  When she is not studying or working with animals she spends her free time dancing, shooting guns and loving on her miniature schnauzer Kyle, her cat Dudley and her Dragon Scale Beta Fish named Drake.

Leslie, Technician

Leslie is a graduate from Blinn’s Veterinary Technology Program and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician since September 2013.  Leslie has a passion for rescuing animals she has two cats Rowan, who was abandoned at 5 days old and Lt. Dan Taylor a sweet three legged kitty and Chance a shepherd/lab mix .  When Leslie isn’t hard at work she enjoys volunteering with SIRE, a therapeutic horseback riding program as well as maintaining a 55 gallon tropical fish aquarium.  

Alex, Receptionist


Alex is studying Animal Science at Texas A&M University. She started working at Van Stavern Small Animal Hospital in May 2014.  She hopes to work in practice management after graduation. She loves reading and cooking but she loves her two amazing cats, Charlie and Ollie, most in the world!!

Brooke, Receptionist

Serena, Receptionist