Our animal hospital team in Corpus Christi

Our Team

Our staff of expert veterinary doctors and skilled vet assistants and technicians are ready to help when your pet needs us. Contact us today to learn more.

Sara Warren at Corpus Christi Animal Hospital

Sara Warren
Practice Manager

I have been with Doddridge Animal Clinic since early 2013 but have been in the Veterinary field for over 10 years. During that time, I attended Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and graduated with a Bachelors in Business Administration in May 2011. Even though they are four-legged, I have two kiddos of my own. Sasha, a sweet nine year old English Bulldog and Saki, a feisty three year old Calico. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also spend a decent amount of time on the water, either fishing inshore, offshore or just boating and enjoying the sun and Texas waters. At Doddridge Animal Clinic, I strive to see that our patients are comfortable and provided with quality veterinary care and compassion. I have an open door policy with my wonderful staff and extend that to our clients as well. Without your input, whether positive or negative, we can not move forward and continue to provide high quality medicine for your beloved pets. I look forward to hearing from you!

Client Relations Specialists

Jackie Puente

Jackie Puente at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI am one of the client relations specialists here at Doddridge Animal Clinic. I started working here in the fall of 2004. I started as an Animal Caretaker. I have always had a special interest in animals and find this job a perfect fit for me. I share my home with an 80 pound Pit Bull named “X”. He has also “worked” here at Doddridge Animal Clinic, from time to time, donating his blood for sick anemic animals. I am happily married with one handsome son and three beautiful daughters. I look forward to meeting you and if you have any questions, I would be happy to help!


Lilly at Corpus Christi animal hospitalHey there! I have been employed at Doddridge Animal Clinic since October 2014. I work predominately as a receptionist although I can gladly take on any position. My life has revolved around animals since I was a child. I do rescue work when possible. I have been raising Shih Tzu’s since 2008, and my ultimate goal in life is to become a Veterinarian. I am also a puppy parent to four Shih Tzu’s named Iroh, Azula, Ozai, Asami and Kitana the pitbull. We enjoy play time at the beach and dog-pile cuddle son the couch.

Melissa Stech-Perez

Melissa Stech-Perez at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI am one of the client relations specialists here at Doddridge Animal Clinic. I started working in the spring of 2002. I have found my job to be rewarding and fun! The doctors and staff here make quality veterinary medicine #1. I have been exposed to many continuing education courses, which help me to help you. I have 3 furry babies at home. “Love Bug” is a Bouncing Boston Terrier, “Baby” is a Feisty Frenchy and “Dotty” is my 14 year old Chihuahua. In my spare time I enjoy weekend motorcycle rides with my husband Ernest. I have 4 wonderful children, David, Destiny, Dillon and Daniel. I look forward to meeting you at your next visit.

Veterinary Assistants


Erica at Corpus Christi animal hospitalLet me start by saying that I love my job. I have only been working with animals for about two years. I feel like I am in the perfect line of work for a person like myself. I am quiet and shy, not very social but I love animals and I have two fur babies that I love very much. I have learned that animals know more about people, more than we do and that fascinates me. I love learning about all kinds of animals and how they are all different like humans. I enjoy learning how to help all these pets that come in with different stories and situations and learning how to help them with medicines and treatments, surgeries that save their lives and fix the things that seem impossible. These Doctors are all different in a lot of ways but all can help in their own knowledge and ways that they have gotten from experience. They all are awesome Doctors and people that care about these pets so much that it motivates me to grow. I love to always be at work so in my free time I play with my two girls, which are my pets, and I just spend time drawing and I enjoy music, all kinds of music.


Ashley at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI have been an animal lover since I was a child. I remember wanting to work at Doddridge Animal Clinic when I was a little girl. I started working at Doddridge in September 2015 as a kennel attendant. A few months later I moved up to a technician helping the Doctor with our patients. I really love my job and I enjoy seeing our clients and their pets. To further my education and career in animal care, I am currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician Distance Learning Program through San Juana College in New Mexico. In my free time, I spend it with my husband and our fur-kids. I have four dogs. Jester and Trooper are my big goofy pitbulls, Delilah is my spunky black lab and the king of the group is my 12 year old Chihuahua, Tito.

Lisa O.

Lisa O. at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI’ve worked with Dr. Hughes at Corpus Christi Animal Clinic since 2008, and I recently graduated with a bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences at TAMU-CC. My goal is to become a veterinarian myself and work in a mixed animal practice. I have a lab mix named Landon who I adopted from Corpus Christi Animal Clinic. Working at CCAC has been a wonderful experience. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some incredible people while also learning a lot from Dr. Hughes. I’ve never seen a work place so full of positivity while offering such amazing care for both clients and their pets. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with the new and experienced staff at Doddridge Animal Clinic.


Myranda at Corpus Christi animal hospitalAnimals have been a huge part of my life ever since I can remember. I have one special canine friend named Hendrix. I first pursued my love of animals working at a pet store but since given the opportunity to work at Corpus Christi Animal Clinic it has inspired me to further my education in Veterinary Technology. I have been blessed with a great mentor and an excellent team of gifted individuals. I am looking forward to working with everyone at Doddridge Animal Clinic in hopes of making our family bigger and brighter!


Nicole at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI have two dogs Roscoe and Daisy, who are my world. I currently attend Texas A&M Corpus Christi and I am working towards my biomedical degree. I plan to attend The College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. CCAC was such a great working environment and everyone was wonderful to work with. Both Dr. Hughes and Nan made all of us here feel like we were one big family. Working with Doddridge Animal Clinic will be an exciting new experience!

Kennel Attendants


Jacob at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI am a Senior attending Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with a major in Biomedical Science. More specifically, I’ll be joining the Clinical Laboratory Science Program and will graduate August 2017. As a kennel attendant, I’m responsible for taking care of boarders and hospitalized pets as well as some grooming. I’ve always enjoyed being around animals and continue to enjoy being with them here. In my free time, I often play guitar, watch movies, or just hang out with friends.


Jacob at Corpus Christi animal hospitalI’m Lexi, I have four dogs, Yuki, Aladdin, Pooka and Occhi. In my free time I like to pack up my things and go out to the beach to play volleyball. If I’m not playing volleyball at the beach, I’m there with my dogs. Other than that I’m out with my parents fixing the yard or just walking around my neighborhood with my two shih tzu’s.