VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

Phone: 412-885-2500
Fax: 412-885-8901
3610 Library Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Business Hours
We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays. Our vaccination clinic hours are Tuesday afternoons from 1pm until 4pm, Wednesday from 9am until 4pm and the last Sunday of every month from 9am until 12 noon.
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Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Welcome to VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital!

Regardless of whether you bring your pet to us for a well visit, illness, surgery, diagnostics or emergency, we are ready to provide your pet with excellent, compassionate care and provide you with courteous service. When you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians and staff are praised for their kind and thorough care.

With every visit, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and front desk staff are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines, procedures and access to state-of-the-art equipment ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive care, treatment, and recovery.

We are proud to be an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)  AAHA-accredited hospitals adhere to the highest quality standards, which helps ensure the best

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We offer many special services, including: critical care/emergency, cardiology, dentistry and dental radiology, internal medicine, orthopedics, ophthalmology, surgery (non-elective, routine, and emergency), digital radiology, and dermatology. We provide group or private cremations, which are done on the premises by our trained cremation specialists. 

VCA has an excellent reputation in the pet health care industry and many things of which to be proud. We have established the largest small animal private practice post-graduate education program for veterinarians in the world, and employ the largest group of veterinary specialists of any veterinary care company. We are proud to have over 3,000 veterinarians, and more than 14,000 skilled pet care providers, support staff and managers on our team - all working to ensure that patient care, accurate and timely diagnostics, and quality medical outcomes are job #1.

At VCA, we strive to provide the finest quality pet health care and excellent client service in a warm and friendly environment. We build our client's confidence and trust in our abilities by demonstrating our genuine effort to exceed each pet owner's expectations. The strength of VCA lies in the close connection between the VCA Animal Hospital network and Antech Diagnostics, the clinical laboratory system. The combination of the two entities gives VCA a unique position in the pet health care industry and allows us to give our clients the highest level of service possible today. We strive to give you and your pet an affirmative experience each time you visit one of our facilities.

We have 12 veterinarians who practice both general veterinary medicine and emergency medicine. We employ ten licensed veterinary technicians, fourteen technicians/vet assistants. We have a full staff of two pharmacy technicians and over ten front desk personnel to assist you with all your pet's needs. Most of our staff have worked at VCA Castle Shannon over 5 years, and even over 30 years! We enjoy working together, and love treating patients showing compassion while still providing the best veterinary care. Most of the staff have multiple pets of their own, from dogs, cats, snakes, birds and pocket pets. Many of our pets were rescues and we greatly enjoy partnering with the local shelters such as Animal Friends, Western Pennsylvania Humane Society and Animal Rescue League.  We work with many rescue groups to provide sponsorships, working at community events and helping animals who are still looking for their forever homes.

At VCA we take our mission statement ---Your pet's health is our top priority and excellent service is our goal - very seriously. So, when you visit one of our VCA Animal Hospitals or have tests conducted at our laboratories, you can rest assured that you and your pet are at the center of our attention.

Dr. Gabby Schrader
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Tennessee

Dr. Gabby is a 2009 grad from the University of Tennessee.  She did a small animal internship at UGA followed by an internship at the Calgary

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Dr. Qiang Li
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Other

Dr. Qiang Li received his DVM from China Agricultural University. He obtained a PhD degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. He practiced

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Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
412-885-2500 or request an appointment.