An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.
~ Martin Buber

Progressive Veterinary Care in South Texas

Chaparral Veterinary Center was founded in 1984 with a focus on the future. This award winning facility was built to reflect the type of veterinary practice we wanted to bring to South Texas: Clean, bright, professional and efficient. We provide world class quality veterinary medicine in the comfort of a small town environment.


We continually add to our services through continuing education involving our entire staff. Providing the highest quality of veterinary care takes a commitment to excellence. Dedication and hard work earned our facility a merit award and runner-up in Veterinary Economics Magazine for Hospital of the Year in the Veterinary Economics Hospital Design Contest in 1989. In addition, Dr. Clader was named the General Practitioner of the Year in the state of Texas in 1996.

Chaparral Veterinary Center

Award-winning quality and more, Chaparral Veterinary Center cares about you and your animals, providing a friendly and educational atmosphere to practice progressive, cutting edge veterinary medicine.

Veterinary Services

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Small Animals

We view our primary responsibility as helping you keep your dogs and cats healthy!

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Large Animals

We understand your horses, cattle, and other large animals are valuable to you.

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Exotic Animals

When it comes to exotic pets, there isn’t much we haven’t seen!, We can help