Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. We have 7 general practice doctors and 4 emergency doctors.  

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  • Jennifer Lopez

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Graduate School: St. George's University

    Born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Jennifer Lopez made the move to Pittsburgh in 2014. As a child, she always knew she was going to be a veterinarian and learned to love and care for her

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  • Jennifer Finn

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Dr. Jennifer Finn is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University. Dr. Finn and her husband, Mike (a veterinary opthamologist), relocated from Oklahoma to the Pittsburgh area. Dr. Finn's interests include

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  • 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, where her emphasis was in emergency medicine and

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  • Mohammed Abdellah

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Cairo University, School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Abdellah joined our staff in 2013 as an Emergency doctor. He graduated from Cairo University, School of Veterinary Medicine, in 2005.  He came to America in 2006 and completed the ECFVG

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  • 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 from Bethany College in 2005. Dr. Della Penna

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  • Ciprian Iosiv

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Iosiv lives in Morgantown W.Va with his wife, 3 children and their cat, Abra. He joined the staff of VCA Castle Shannon as an emergency/critical care doctor in 2004. He received his veterinary

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  • 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 of Veterinary Medicine. She just adopted a dog

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  • Carey McGowan

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia
    Graduate School: West Virginia University

    A native of West Virginia, Carey received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Allegheny College. She then went on to receive her MS degree in Veterinary Medicine from West Virginia University.

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  • David Mikoloski

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ohio State University

    Dr. Mikoloski joined VCA Castle Shannon in July 2012.  He is a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University. He has worked as both an emergency doctor and a general practitioner. He served 4 years

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  • Chris Threadgill

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Tennessee

    Dr. Threadgill is a 2010 graduate of the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining the Castle Shannon Animal Hospital team, he worked at a mixed animal practice in Tennessee. He and his wife Amber

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