• Welcome to Arapaho Road Animal Clinic!

    Your local veterinarians for Richardson and surrounding areas. Call us today at (972) 235-5215!

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  • Veterinary Services Available

    From General Wellness plans that begin at the puppy/kitten stage and that grow with your pet, to Dentistry, Digital X-ray, Spay/Neuter, and more! Our facility also offers boarding, nail-trims, and baths.

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COVID-19 Update

We, like all of you, have had to learn to do what we love a bit differently now that Covid-19 has emerged. While we are still operating our regular hours, we’ve had to modify our procedures to continue to offer the best medical treatment for our patients. Please see below to learn how we have altered our check-in process and to learn exactly how to bring your pet to see us safely. We are so grateful to all of you for being flexible during these times!

Check-in: When you arrive, wait in your vehicle and call us at 972-235-5215. We’ll discuss your needs. All patients are seen in the order we receive calls. Once a room is ready, we’ll come directly to your car to get your pet. At this time, no one but pets are entering the building. This helps us keep you and us safe, and we appreciate your understanding. Believe us, we miss seeing everyone, but for now, this is how we must operate.

During the current COVID pandemic, we ask that clients come in from 8:00 am – 11:00 am and from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  We will continue to do curbside service, please call 972.235.5215 when you arrive in the parking lot to check-in.

Exam: One of our doctors will see your pet, and will call you to discuss findings and possible treatment (please keep you phone’s ringer on). Once a course has been outlined, your pet will be brought back out to your car.

Payment process: Most clients find it fastest to send their payment (credit card) in with their pet when the technician comes out to get them. 

Special Notes: Wait times may be a bit longer than usual because of these modifications. We certainly try our best to do whatever we can to limit wait time, but please give us a little grace while we try our best to take care of everyone. Many clients come to the clinic right after lunch (1 pm), so if you are in a hurry, avoid that peak time. We are also limiting some services, so as to try to have the manpower to best and most timely serve clients. We are temporarily not accepting new boarding reservations. All current boarding reservations will be honored. Likewise, we are not doing nail-trims only, but if your pet is here for another reason (vaccines, sick visit, surgeries, etc.) we will trim their nails when we do their other treatments.

Sincerely, we thank each of you for allowing us to care for your pet! We love what we do, and we are thankful we are able to see them.

Welcome to Arapaho Road Animal Clinic!

Arapaho Road Animal Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and boarding facility. Medically, we offer a wide variety of treatments and procedures. Whether your pet needs a routine wellness check-up and vaccines or is feeling under the weather, our trained staff is here to help. In fact, we’ve been here providing loving care for our patients for over 51 years! Our goal is to provide the very best medical care to your pet and to personally address all your questions. Please call us today at 972-235-5215 for more information. 

Here at Arapaho Road Animal Clinic we see all routine patients on a walk-in basis, so you do not need an appointment to be seen by a doctor. If there is a medical emergency during business hours, we’re sufficiently staffed to handle the critical case without disruption to the other patients’ needs. The only procedures and services that require appointments are surgeries and boarding. 

Our passion is the wellness of your furriest family members. Providing quality care and service for generations of family pets is what drives us! We thank you for being a part of Arapaho Road Animal Clinic and we look forward to serving you and your pets. 

Our History

Dr. Terry Perkins opened Arapaho Road Animal Clinic in April of 1968, with the goal of providing the Richardson community with quality veterinary care for their companion animals. Parents, their children, and now even their grandchildren have continued through the decades to entrust the care of their pets to Arapaho Road Animal Clinic.

The first pictures are current pictures of the clinic and Dr. Perkins with his wife Janie, and the ones below are original photos of all on opening day. The neighborhood has certainly grown and the exteriors may have changed, but the core values and mission established by Dr. Perkins remain the same :

“Providing quality care and service for generations of family pets.”

We look forward to the opportunity to establish a supportive, enduring partnership with you for the care of your canine and feline companions and family members.




Phone: (972) 235-5215
Fax: (972) 644-9321

Office Hours
Monday8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm

*Doctors are at lunch from 12pm to 1pm.

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