VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center Staff

VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center

Phone: 361-994-1145
Fax: 361-994-0178
7721 South Staples Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
Business Hours
Open 24 hours for Emergency Care.

Dr. Scott Vaughan
Medical Director

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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!

At VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center, we look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them.

We are open 24 hours to provide the best emergency care for your pets as well as routine veterinary service.

In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and treatment.

Please visit our Boarding and Grooming Center located right next door for your convenience.  We offer indoor climate controlled runs and suites for your canine companions during their stay.  We haven't

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We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors.  As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help.  These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Oso Creek is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, and each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Dr. Carie Allred
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Carie Allred has been with VCA Oso Creek since August 2002. She came to VCA Oso Creek after serving in the US Army for 5 years through the Health

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Dr. Briana Travis
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Texas A&M University

Dr. Travis grew up in Corpus Christi and began working at Oso Creek Animal Hospital in 1997 in the kennel. She has been a Dr. since 2006. Her special

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Many thanks.
Emily McMannes from Corpus Christi

Dear Dr. Allred and team,

I wanted to take a moment to say "thank you" to all of the wonderful staff members of Oso Creek Animal Hospital who cared for my baby boy, Hayden, in his last days.

Although we ultimately lost our beloved Hayden, the care that Oso Creek Animal Hospital provided for our handsome kitty cat was beyond compare. I raised him from a kitten and was heartbroken when we heard that we had lost him. We would have anyway, it was his time. But the team at Oso Creek did everything possible that they could have done for him. We were lucky to have him for 11 years.

Dr. Allred, in particular, was such an amazing force. Not only did she do everything she could to save him, she called me personally to say how sorry she was after Hayden passed away. Hayden was the only pet I ever had so I'm not sure if that's typical protocol, but I'm pretty sure it isn't. Thank you, Dr. Allred, for that phone call. It meant so much.

Also a huge thank you to Barbie; who promised to tell my sweet boy how much his Mommy loved him the day before he passed. I have no doubt that she did just that.

I apologize for not knowing everyone's name there at Oso Creek, but suffice to say that you were ALL wonderful to me, to my partner Sandy, and to our sweet Hayden.

I received a letter today from Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Center to inform me that a donation was made to them from Oso Creek Animal Hospital in Hayden's memory. This letter was totally unexpected, and the gratitude is beyond words.

With many thanks and a multitude of respect,

Emily McMannes and Sandy Carnes (Hayden's mommies), and Eleanor McMannes Lawton (Hayden's grandmother)

Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
361-994-1145 or request an appointment.