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.

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 12 veterinarians who practice general practice and emergency medicine. We also have 10 licensed technicians, 14 technicians/vet assistants, 2 pharmacy technicians, and 10 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. Nicole Hladio
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: North Carolina State University

Dr. Hladio received her DVM from North Carolina State in 2008. She recently completed a year long internship at VCA Veterinary Referral Specialists,

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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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Very Knowledgeable and friendly
DUANE from West Mifflin

Had to bring in my Lhasa Apso Sumo in at 2:30 am due to stool problems. He was in pain and shaking. I called and came right in and was met 1st by James and was really nice then was introduced to Dr. Iosiv and they both took great care of him and was done quickly. This hospital is now going to be my puppies primary Vet. Thank you guys again for taking great care of my baby boy.

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.