Your First Appointment at Riverside Veterinary Clinic
Knowing what to expect when you visit us will help make the process more pleasant for both you and your pet.
We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please arrive early to secure your spot. To simplify your visit, please fill out our New Patient Form online in advance.
Meet Your Veterinarian
A member of our team will review your pet's history and discuss their issues. You can ask any questions you want, and we'll dedicate time to answering them.
Examination, Diagnosis & Treatment
Once your pet has been assessed, we will provide you with a diagnosis and options for treatment. Your veterinarian will work with you to determine the appropriate treatment for your companion.
After your visit, we will create a detailed report of our diagnosis, the discussion we had with you, and your pet's treatment plan. We will keep this information on hand for whenever you need it.
Our Pet Care Philosophy
We proudly serve pet owners in Corpus Christi, Annavile, Orange Grove, Robstown, Alice, and beyond. We are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art veterinary service to you and your pet with care and compassion.
We are passionate about preventative care, client education, and providing comprehensive veterinary services for companion animals.
Learn more about our office policies, payment options, and walk-in services by reading through our hospital FAQs.
- What types of payment options are available?
Payment in full is expected at the time services are provided or upon discharge of your pet. We accept payment by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
- Are there payment plans available for my pet’s care?
We offer competitive pricing and aim to keep our services affordable for our clients. All fees are due at the time of services.
- Will I be provided with an estimate of costs?
We will provide a good-faith estimate of the cost of our services prior to treating your pet. However, unforeseen circumstances may arise that impact your final bill.
We will always discuss our written estimate with all clients before they leave our facility, and require a deposit based on our estimate prior to any further treatment.
- Should I call ahead to book an appointment?
If your pet requires surgery you will be able to book in advance. For all other services, we are a walk-in clinic only. We take patients from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm -4:30 pm. Patients are seen on a first-come-first-serve basis.
- What types of animals do you treat?
We take care of all breeds of domestic cats and dogs.
- Where can I purchase my pet's prescription and food?
You can purchase all the medications and specialty food your pet needs either via our online store or our in-house pharmacy.
- What are the fees associated with an emergency visit?
A deposit payment is required for all emergency examinations. Once the staff and doctors have examined your pet, an estimate for treatment will be given to you to determine a treatment plan.
If further hospitalization, diagnostics or surgery are required, a deposit is required up front, with payment in full due when your pet is discharged.
- Can you help with my pet insurance?
We’re happy to help you fill out pet insurance forms for your pet’s visit.
Before bringing your pet in to see us for their first visit, save yourself time by filling out our New Patient Form.
You will be asked to fill out and bring our Surgical Consent Form with you when dropping your pet off for a scheduled surgery with Riverside Veterinary Clinic.