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Dr. Christie Cornelius

Head Veterinarian


Dr. Christie Cornelius developed her love, compassion and concern for animals while growing up in a small city surrounded by farms in eastern Iowa. Her first pet was a pair of parakeets named Bert and Ernie. She also grew up with cats and dogs, and learned quite a lot about the human-animal bond very early in her life. She loved science and math as a kid, and at age nine, she began wondering if there was a way she could learn how to make sick animals feel better.

Dr. Cornelius graduated with honors from Loras College, in Dubuque, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then began a Master’s Degree in Zoological Sciences at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. During this time, she became a research assistant for the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. While working on her Master’s thesis, she was accepted into Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Cornelius graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, and moved to Houston, Texas to begin her career.

Dr. Cornelius has ten years of experience in small animal internal medicine and surgery, including four years as an animal emergency doctor. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement. She is a member of the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.

At home, Dr. Cornelius spoils two rat terriers, Molly and Mylie, and two cats, Beignet and Satsu. In her free time, Dr. Cornelius enjoys blogging, art projects, Wikipedia, bike riding, traveling and social networking. One of her veterinary blogs was nominated for an award by PetWellness.com. She has volunteered her services in low-income neighborhoods, performed spay and neuter services to help control a local feral cat population, and participates in elementary school career days.

Dr. Cornelius is highly dedicated to the human-animal bond, and is fortunate to be able to provide such a needed specialty service to the Houston community. She believes every pet deserves a pain-free, peaceful passing in the comfort of his/her home.

In-Home Euthanasia

A Gentle Goodbye
in the Comfort of Home

Serving the city of Houston and surrounding communities

Daytime, weekend, and holiday appointments available, 8am - 6pm.