VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

Our Pittsburgh Animal Hospital

VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital provides full-service routine care for dogs and cats as well as critical care and emergency services. The hospital has a doctor and support staff on the premises 24 hours a day, every day. As a 39-year member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), the staff of VCA Castle Shannon takes great pride in surpassing over 900 standards of care designed to assure the highest levels of patient care and client service required to be a member of AAHA. Only 17% of the animal hospitals in the US and Canada have achieved this accreditation after voluntarily agreeing to rigorous on-site inspections.

The hospital employs 11 doctors and 36 support staff. Thirty-nine members of the staff have been employed at VCA Castle Shannon three years or longer, 11 have been employed there 10 years or longer.

The hospital itself has been in existence since the 1940s, operating under several veterinarian owners, and is very well known and respected in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. The hospital became part of the VCA family in 1995.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 412-885-2500. We have doctors and technicians on the premises 24/7, including weekends and holidays when you need us most.  Our address is 3610 Library Road, Pittsburgh Pa 15234.