VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

Allergy and Itchy Skin Relief

One of the most frequent reasons a client brings their pet to a veterinarian is due to skin or ear related problems. Allergies can often be the cause of chronic ear infections. Pets also display allergen problems by constant scratching, poor coat condition, hot spots, hair loss, chewing on paws, and licking.  Pets are susceptible to a wide variety of allergens  including: inhalant allergies ( dust, mold, etc.), food allergies, and flea bite allergies. Treatments for itchy skin and allergies depend on the source of your pet's skin or ear irritation. Schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians for diagnosis and treatment plan for your pet. 


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.