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Dr. Alison Ivins
Graduated: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989

Started: 1989

Pets: 4 Cats named Eddie, Simon, Penny, and Silly

What is one of your favorite quotes?
1. "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Ghandi
2. "Outside of a dog, a good book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

Dr. Bill Eikenhorst
Graduated: Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976

Started: 1982, Purchased: 1984

Pets: 2 Dachshunds named Gus and Walter

What is your favorite time of the day?
Sunset
Day of the week?
Sunday
Month of the Year?
October

What sound do you love?
Rain

Alley
Started: 2005

Pets: Cat named Lily, Pit/Lab mix named Perry, Dove named Arwen, and 2 Hamsters name Venonat & Vaporeon

What do you miss about being a kid?
No one questioned you about playing dress up. Not that it's gonna stop me now, I'm just saying. Give me any reason to put on a nice dress or a costume

Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
The one I usually get and have even had people chase after me to tell me is Danica McKellar, or "that girl that was in Wonder Years". 

Melanie
Started: 2005

Pets: Aussie/Corgi mix named Sheila and Cat named Ghosty

What songs are included on the soundtrack of your life?
1. Train In Vain - The Clash
2. Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
3. I Cross My Heart - George Strait
4. That's My Job - Conway Twitty
5. There Goes My Life - Kenny Chesney
6. Any song off of Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails

Jamie
Started: 2013

Pets: Siberian Husky named Jake

What is your 1st memory of being really excited?
A childhood Christmas when I got my first pet, a little gray Netherland dwarf rabbit. Bunnies were one of my favorite animals and after much asking (begging) my parents gifted me with "Fluffy". I was only 4 years old, but with the help of my big sister, I took full responsibility for him, from playtimes to cage cleaning, and I loved every minute of it.

Liz
Started: 1988

Pets: 2 Belgian Tervurens named Sofi and True, and 2 Border Collies named Key and Bones

What's your #1 most played song?
The Climb by Miley Cyrus. It reminds me to persevere even when it's hard because it's the journey that's important, not the destination.

Sandy
Started: 1996

Pets: Rat Terrier named Wrangler

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?
Give money to my family

Have you ever had something happen to you that you thought was bad but it turned out to be for the best?
Having to go to work after 17 years as a stay at home mom - Turned into a 20 year career

Danielle
Started: 2016

Pets: Mixed Breed named Lucyboy, Pomeranian named Angel, and 3 Rabbits named Pumpkin, BrokenLeg, and Domino

When was the last time you were nervous?
In 8th grade I was in choir and I had my first solo. The solo was in front of 300 people. It was so nerve-wrecking that I almost didn't perform. So I did what any nervous person would do and took a deep breath, sang my heart out, and survived.