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We're pleased to offer the following services in our Corpus Christi Veterinary Clinic:

  • Appointments
  • Emergency & Urgent Care
  • Types of Pets Seen
  • Bathing and Grooming
  • Boarding
  • Payment Options


Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. To better serve you we ask you please schedule appointments one week in advance. You may scheduled an appointment through our App "Corpus Christi Vet" (Apple Store, Google Play), or by calling. Emergencies are accepted to our clients anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care

If you have an after hours emergency, call (361)852-7319 leave your name and phone number and Dr. Hughes will call you back. If you do not here back from Dr. Hughes in 10 minutes call the Emergency Pet Center at (361)992-2873.They are located at 1502 Airline Drive Suite 220 in the shopping center between Rudy's Bar B-Q and Lowe's.The staff there are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such as rat bait poisoning, hit by car, or chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call us or the emergency clinic immediately.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarian will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Types of Pets Seen

 At Corpus Christi Animal Clinic,we are  a small animal veterinary hospital. We care for:

  • Dogs
  • Cats

Bathing and Grooming

Need your pet bathed or shaved? Well, here at Corpus Christi Animal Clinic Wednesday is spa day! Each of our technicians has been trained to take special care pampering your pet on their scheduled day at the spa! Our baths include two suds up, first with Palmolive, and then with a flea and tick shampoo, a nail trim, anal gland expression (only if needed or requested), a brush out, and spritz of puppy perfume. Baths not only give your pet a fresh clean smell, but also help refresh their skin and coat, while removing dead hair which reduces shedding. We also offer a variety of grooming options from sanitary shaves to shell outs. Don’t need a full groom? No problem! We can trim up problem areas around the face, eyes, legs, and paws. Grooming your pet removes excess hair and helps keep them cool in our South Texas heat. Please call one week in advance to schedule your pet’s spa day with us! 


Going away for the weekend? Having work done on your home? Need a safe place for your pets to call home? At Corpus Christi Animal Clinic our home is your home! On your next trip don't stress and worry about your pets, leave them with us where they'll be cared for in a calm, safe, and loving environment. Your pet will enjoy a soft bedded kennel, yummy Science Diet Maintenance food, and three walks a day. You will enjoy the knowledge that your pet is being taken care of by your local family veterinary. Want to enhance your pets stay? Bring their favorite toy, bed, treat, or food with them to make their stay more like home. Please call one week in advance to reserve your pets boarding space!

Due to our limited boarding space we only offer boarding to clients who have been with us for at least one year. We also require all boarding pets to be current on vaccinations. Dogs must have their Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Canine Influenza , and Bordetella vaccinations, and cats must have their Rabies, Leukemia, and PRCC vaccinations. For holiday boarding please call one month in advance to reserve your pets boarding space. 


Corpus Christi Animal Clinic accepts payment via cash, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and Care Credit. So that we can continue to provide you high quality service utilizing the best medical technologies, we request that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.

We understand that when a sudden illness strikes so do unexpected expenses. If you are on a fixed income or budget, pet insurance is a great way to make sure your pet is covered no matter the illness or costs. We recommend these two providers:


Corpus Christi Animal Clinic offers discounted services to local area rescue groups. Pre-approval is required to qualify for the rescue group discounts, please call us for more information.