VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • Thank you for your compassionate care

    -Jeanne A. and Mary S. from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Rachael

    Pet Image Thank you for taking excellent care of our dog Rachael on Easter Sunday. You all made a very stressful and sad occurrence bearable - from the moment we arrived to the time we left. Special
    thank you to Dr. White for alleviating Rachael's pain and suffering, to the wonderful receptionist for her support, and to the techs who assisted in her care.


    -Susan and Jason from Carnegie, PA
    Pet Name: Castor

    I can't say enough good things about the staff at VCA! Our poor 7 year old cat, Castor, had a variety of bladder issues and at times, we weren't sure if he was going to pull through. During the 6 days that Castor spent in the hospital, the staff exceeded our expectations. They made special accommodations for us to visit him in the "kennel" and the doctors were always willing to meet with us and answer our millions of questions. We received frequent call from the DOCTORS updating us on his progress. We love them so much, we are now using them as our regular vet. From the bottom of our hearts, Jason, Pollux (his brother) and I thank you for taking care of our little buddy! We will be forever grateful!!!!

  • Very Knowledgeable and friendly

    -DUANE from West Mifflin, PA
    Pet Name: Sumo

    Had to bring in my Lhasa Apso Sumo in at 2:30 am due to stool problems. He was in pain and shaking. I called and came right in and was met 1st by James and was really nice then was introduced to Dr. Iosiv and they both took great care of him and was done quickly. This hospital is now going to be my puppies primary Vet. Thank you guys again for taking great care of my baby boy.

  • Bruno

    -Julie from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Bruno

    Pet Image I wish there were special people in everyday life and occupations like the staff at Castle Shannon. The love and care each of them showed Bruno has touched my heart and made the loss of him a tad easier to bare. Thanks each of you for treating him always as special as I did myself. I miss him horribly but take comfort that he had the best care.

  • Dr. Breneman

    -Jim Beasley from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Chloe

    Pet Image I want to thank Dr. Breneman for her help, support and care when I brought my dog to Chloe in for a consult. She was quick to give a diagnosis that others had missed. Unfortunately it was too late for Chloe and Dr. Breneman helped Chloe end her pain. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Breneman in making the most difficult decision of life bearable. Thanks Dr. Breneman, when I get another dog, you will be my Vet! Jim Beasley

  • Great vet hospital and staff

    -Angella from Lawrence, PA
    Pet Name: sarge

    I rushed sarge to castle shannon when i found out he had hemorrhagic gastroenteritis. I really thought I was going to lose him. Then I met Dr Mikoloski and he put my mind at ease telling me my dog would be fine. The staff was also very friendly and helpful. My dog got better in a day and a half because of the prompt care they gave my dog. I would recommend this animal hosp. to everyone.

  • Awesome Care

    -Ripley from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Ripley

    Pet Image I just wanted to thank everyone that took care of me while I was in the hospital. I remember Dr. Breneman, Shara, Missy always told my mom how I was doing. There were many others but I am too little to remember everyone's name. I know she was worried since she only had me a day, when I got some virus called Parvo and had to stay here. Everyone took great care of me and now I am home chasing my sisters and I even chased snowflakes today.
    Thank You Again

  • My Loki

    -carol w from elizabeth, PA
    Pet Name: Loki

    I want to thank the entire staff for the care given to my Loki on 1/29. He got very sick quickly and had to cross the Rainbow Bridge the next morning. The staff was wonderful to me and Loki. They are kind and understanding and I know they did everything possible to help him. Thank you all so much.

  • Caring

    -Katie Kirk from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Katie

    Pet Image For the past two months I have been bringing Katie Kitty to Dr. McGowan and the staff at Castle Shannon. Katie is known as to Katie Poo Please cat. Back and forth over night stays was truly driving me crazy. We didn't know why. We thought it was megacolon, but xray showed nothing. Dr. McGowan didn't give up even when I was ready. Katie is 13 and I did say no surgery. Today Katie is still with me, on meds. and doing good. They have been kind and knowledgeable. They showed me how to do IV fluid at home. How to give yucky meds that Katie did not like. Katie has her ups and downs, but now more ups than downs. THANK YOU the staff from the front to the techs to Dr. McGowan for loving and caring for me and Katie Kirk the poo kitty...

  • Love of ALL

    -SANDY from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Katie

    Pet Image I cannot find the words for the GREAT work that the staff and Dr. C. McGowan does every day to help our furry family to stay healthy and happy.

    Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

    POOP #3 Just got back from the BEST VET, DR. McGowan at Castle Shannon Animal Hospital.... Poopie Katie is holding her own thanks to the great caring Staff at Castle Shannon... Thank you for the love and caring you have given Katie and me.


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.