VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Cynthia K.
    Veterinary Tech School: Harcourt Learning Direct, Veterinary Assistant
    School: Duquesne University, BSBA

    Cindi is the Regional Operations Director for VCA Animal Hospitals for PA, OH, W.VA, KY and VA. She is also the hospital manager for VCA Castle Shannon. She graduated from Duquesne University and began her career with VCA in 1990. She resides with husband Greg, daughter Stephanie, two Newfoundlands, a Great Pyrenees, two mixed breeds, a cockatiel, a gecko and a burmese python.

  • Office Manager

    Michele Kinzel
    School: Median School

    Michele received certification in Medical Assisting from the Median School. Her position prior to joining VCA Castle Shannon in 2001, was as a receptionist in a doctor's office. Michele lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with husband, Ken, children Rebecca and Michael. The Kinzel family has two cats ( Precious and Angel) and three dogs ( Shadow, Rascal and Mia).

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.