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.

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. 

We have 8 general practice doctors and 4 emergency doctors. We also have 11 licensed technicians, 10 vet assistants, 2 pharmacy technicians, and 11 front desk personnel. Most of our staff have worked at VCA Castle Shannon 5 years or more, and many have been there over 10, 15 and even over 30 years! We enjoy working together, and love treating patients like they were our own. Most of the staff have multiple pets of their own, everything from dogs, cats, snakes, birds and small animals. Many of our pets were rescues and we greatly enjoy partnering with the local shelters and rescue groups to provide sponsorships, working at community events and helping animals who are still looking for their forever homes.

Dr. Robin Kachka
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Cornell University

Dr. Robin Kachka joined VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital in September 2012. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Cornell University College

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Dr. Amanda Della Penna
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Ohio State University

Dr. Amanda Della Penna is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology

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Susan and Jason from Carnegie

I can't say enough good things about the staff at VCA! Our poor 7 year old cat, Castor, had a variety of bladder issues and at times, we weren't sure if he was going to pull through. During the 6 days that Castor spent in the hospital, the staff exceeded our expectations. They made special accommodations for us to visit him in the "kennel" and the doctors were always willing to meet with us and answer our millions of questions. We received frequent call from the DOCTORS updating us on his progress. We love them so much, we are now using them as our regular vet. From the bottom of our hearts, Jason, Pollux (his brother) and I thank you for taking care of our little buddy! We will be forever grateful!!!!

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.