Dr. Kyle Stevenson is an Associate Veterinarian. She has always had a deep compassion for animals since finding a baby bird in elementary school. She brought it home in a shoe box so she could care for it. Once she was in high school Dr. Stevenson found she excelled in biology and was the only girl in the class not worried about the frog dissection lessons. Her path for veterinary medicine was born by mixing her fascination with science and her adoration of animals.
Dr. Stevenson grew up in the village of Dexter N.Y., as an only child, and graduated from General Brown High School. GO LIONS!. In 2002 Dr. Stevenson graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Animal Science and then an A.A.S. in Animal Management at J.C.C. in 2003. After being accepted at the Atlantic Veterinary College on Prince Edward Island in 2003, Dr. Stevenson graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine on the dean’s list in 2007 and received the Callie’s Compassionate Care Award at graduation.
Low-Stress Handling and Fear-Free Practice are two of Dr. Stevenson’s favorite aspects of veterinary medicine. She spends a lot of time to make sure our patients have the most positive experience that they can. She will crawl around on the floor, examining big dogs, try to keep cats in their carrier, sitting on the scale, or in the window sill. And she’s not above a little food bribery. Peanut butter or cheese anyone? Dr. Stevenson has a strong interest in veterinary oncology. Her own beloved dog “Potter” whom she had since veterinary school was lost after battling a very aggressive tumor in his heart. Dr. Stevenson works closely counseling clients through end of life decisions ensuring it is as peaceful as a process as possible.
To help with managing her grief after losing Potter and to honor his memory, Kyle formed Paws4Potter during the summer of 2016. In June of 2017, it achieved 501(c)3 non-profit status, and it's mission is to raise awareness for pet cancer in our local communities and to raise funds for the National Canine Cancer Foundation. You can learn more about Paws4Potter by visiting www.paws4potter.com.
After a busy office day Dr. Stevenson enjoys the company of her 16 years old chinchilla named Bug. She can be found at Zumba, Turbokick or walking. She will walk rain or shine every day! She has joined a 1,000 miles a year plan to put more miles on her shoes. If you see her around the county make sure to say hello!