VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital and Emergency Center


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  • Many thanks.

    -Emily McMannes from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Hayden

    Pet Image 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)

  • Oso Creek Animal Hospital

    -Laurie Crider from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Mr. Kitty

    Pet Image Shortly after leaving for the night shift at a local hospital, I received a frantic call from my daughter and son informing me that our cat, Mr. Kitty, wasn't breathing right and they were scared he might die. I told them to look up 24 hour emergency clinics for animals. They found this facility and it was close to home. Once there, I was told, they took immediate care and concern of Mr. Kitty and ran several tests and found that he had heart worms. I couldn't believe it!! I didn't think cats got heart worms. The care and compassion Mr. Kitty received was over and beyond what I would have expected. They kept him overnight and put him on a round of antibiotics and steroids. Once home, Mr. Kitty, did well. Dr. Vaughan was prompt in following up, but unfortunately, we played a little phone tag. After Mr. Kitty's steroids were up he again started working a little harder at breathing. I called the hospital and explained that Dr. Vaughan wanted to continue him on his steroids a bit longer, but that we had been playing tag and with Mr. Kitty again working at breathing, I was worried it would become emergent again. Dr. Vaughan was not on that night, a Dr. Higginbotham saw him. She was kind, compassionate and professional as were all the staff there. She pulled Mr. Kitty's file and continued with Dr. Vaughn's recommendations without having to further test Mr. Kitty. Mr. Kitty has been off his steroids for about a month now and is again playing with our other cat and glad to announce putting on weight. I will never be able to express my gratitude as Mr. Kitty is so precious to us. I highly recommend this facility to everyone!!!

  • Bailey

    -Darrell and Veronica Mokry from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Bailey

    Pet Image To the Doctors and staff at VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital who tended to BAILEY on the dates of 10/11/14 and 10/14/14, I and my wife want to say THANK YOU for all that y'all did to help her get well. Unfortunately, she did not and had to put her to sleep on the morning of 10/14/14, the very same day that I had to take my momma for her first chemo treatment for cancer. Bailey had IMHA. I cannot recall the doctor on the morning of the 14th who tended to Bailey, I apologize for that, but want to thank her for all the information about IMHA and what it would take to try to get Bailey well, even though there was a slim chance that she might die anyway. In the end though we decided to have Bailey put to sleep so she wouldn't suffer anymore. I want to say also that the whole staff and doctors are VERY PASSIONATE towards giving the best treatment for any animal that walks through VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital doors. For that, we are very grateful for what y'all did for Bailey.

  • You've Got a Friend

    -DeAnna McQueen from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Mya

    Recently, my best friend, Mya, a 13 year old, Retriever/Saint Bernard mix, was put down at your facility by Dr. Scott Vaughan. She suffered from severe hip dysplasia and allergies. I would not have had Mya these last several years without the special care and attention we received from Dr. Vaughan and staff. Their expert knowledge on different medications and treatment extended her life tremendously. Mya was beautiful and always a sweet girl. She was probably the most devoted dog I ever had. I know the love and support from the staff at VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital helped Mya live past her life expectancy. She also died humanely and peacefully. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for your outstanding care and assistance.

  • My Wonderful Dog Meg

    -Bill Sargent from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Meg

    I would like to thank the Doctors and Staff at Oso Creek for the care and treatment of my wonderful Golden Retriever Meg. She was put to sleep on 6/22/2013 after a long battle with cancer. She received the best of care at your Animal Hospital I would like to thank Dr. Prewitt and Dr. Maloney for their wonderful care and guidance as the cancer progressed. The Staff was wonderful in the treatment of Meg, always giving her treats and kind words as we all tried to save her life. Meg will be missed by me and my family, but at least we know that she got the best care possible at Oso Creek.

    Bill Sargent

  • Fluffy's Last Days

    -Myra and John Kline from Portland, TX
    Pet Name: Fluffy

    Last night, May 16, 2013, Fluffy went to cat heaven. She had diabetes for several years. Dr. Vaughn had been treating her and taken care of her when she had low sugars, and numerous situations that needed medical treatment. In her last days she was very weak and would not eat. It was time for me to let her go. I took her to Oco Creek with a friend to have her put to sleep. Dr. Vaughn was on duty. Dr. Vaughn was extremely compassionate when it came time to administrate the medicine to relieve Fluffy of her suffering. I held her as Dr. Vaughn gently put her to sleep. We are so very grateful for Dr. (Scott) Vaughn.

  • A Blessing

    -MaryKay Simpson from Aransas Pass, TX
    Pet Name: Bogie

    Thanks to Dr. Arrington and all the staff for being so kind when we brought in our brand new 1 lb 11 oz. Yorkie, Bogie. Dr. Arrington's thorough check of all possibilities was that "above and beyond" attitude that you rarely see anymore. Thanks to him, Bogie is back to his playful, crazy self and I am one relieved "Momma"! God bless you all as you care for God's creatures who have no voice.

  • Bosco

    -Janie and Luis Jimenez from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Bosco

    We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the staff members at VCA Oso Creek Animal Hospital who cared for our beloved son, Bosco, in his last days. We unfortunately lost our beloved son, Bosco, but it wasn't for the lack of medical attention or medical care. It was just his time to go to HEAVEN. The medical care that was provided was beyond comparison. Thank you to all the emergency care doctors and technicians who cared for our son. We will never forget the medical attention, the kindness, and the courtesy given to our son. A special THANK YOU to Dr. Vaughan, Dr. Travis, and Dr. Prewitt and the veterinary technicians for being so helpful and compassionate to our beloved son, Bosco, and to us in our time of need.
    Sincerely, Janie and Luis Jimenez

  • Chloe

    -Pauline from Corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Chloe

    On the morning of April 15, 2012 we rushed our 2 month old puppy Chloe to your Emergency Center. She had thrown up a few times and was not responding to us. Your entire staff was so caring when we were given the bad news. Chloe had Parvo. Only having added Chloe to our family 4 days prior we couldn't risk losing her. If it hadn't been for your hospital and loving staff our baby wouldn't be here today. Shes at home jumping and playing causing all sorts of chaos. And we will be forever grateful to each and everyone of you! Thank you!

  • Pepe

    -Orlando from corpus Christi, TX
    Pet Name: Pepe

    I would like to thank you (Briana) and your staff. I appreciate the kindness that was shown to my mother and I when we had to make a decision on letting Pepe go. We are saddened that we had to let our beloved dog go but we know his pain is at ease. Again thank you.



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.

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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.