VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center

Carie Allred, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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 Profession Scholarship Program. Having been an Army dependent, an active duty Army officer and now a Navy wife, she is sensitive to the needs of our military community and their pets. She loves to travel, and has lived in Germany, Japan and China, to name a few places. As a result, she loves foreign languages and speaks various levels of Chinese, French, and Italian.
Dr. Allred has revolutionized dentistry at VCA Oso Creek. She has pursued advanced training in veterinary dentistry since 2003 and performs many advanced dental procedures such as surgical extractions, oral fracture repair, interceptive dentistry, mandibulectomy, vital pulpotomy and root canal therapy. Dr. Allred has developed a passion for better pain management options, and is now certified in veterinary medical acupuncture, an evidence-based form of acupuncture. Her certification in veterinary medical acupuncture has enriched and enhanced the way she examines and treats her patients, with an emphasis on calm, gentle, but thorough palpation and observation, and making a connection with the patient and the owner. The results she sees with dry needling, electro-acupuncture and laser therapy have been immensely rewarding!
Dr. Allred is a strong proponent of proactive, preventive medicine, both for her patients and herself! An avid fitness and diet nut, she participates in sprint triathlons with her husband, Duncan during the spring and summer. They have 3 Japanese Chin dogs that all came into their lives via rescue, and a partially blind “special needs” cat named Hemi. When asked Hemi’s breed, she tells people she’s a “Corpus Christi Inbred Hoarding Cat”. Hemi thinks she’s one of the dogs, and the Chins are very cat-like dogs, so it all works out. Dr. Allred also proudly serves on the board and is a strong supporter of a local no-kill, no-cage cat shelter called The Cattery.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 361-994-1145. We are located at 7713 South Staples St. Corpus Christi, TX 78413.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.