VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

Carey McGowan, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Georgia
MS, 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. Dr. McGowan received her DVM degree from the University of Georgia in 1999. She started at VCA Castle Shannon the same year and became the Medical Director in 2006. She resides in Bethel Park with her husband Jeff, son Sean and her dog, Bella, her cats Calvin, Yoda, Padmae, and the family guinea pig, Wiggle.


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.