VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

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  • Dr Carey Dr Mark

    -mike from monongahela, PA
    Pet Name: lazzer

    I would like to thank Dr Carey and Dr Mark for all you did to try to save our pet this aug. we will never forget all you and the staff did for our dear pet. sorry it took so long but the end was a shock to the family. may you all have many years of caring for of the pets world.


  • You're Fantastic

    -Tammy and Bill from Cecil, PA
    Pet Name: Oscar

    Pet Image We want to thank Dr. Breneman and all the staff at VCA for their care and comfort during the loss of our 15 yr old fur-son Oscar. Our little Doxie boy was at the end of a long battle with Cushing's disease, and Dr. Breneman was confident and compassionate in helping us to do the humane thing to end his suffering. We have complete trust in VCA and are thankful for the skilled staff and 24/7 availability, it is worth the drive and we will continue to bring our other fur boys to visit.


  • Thank you for your care of Oscar.

    -Lisa Wintner from Mt Lebanon, PA
    Pet Name: Oscar

    We want to send a thank you to Dr. Mark Boccella and your staff for the loving care of our dachshund Oscar during his last year. Oscar had a host of medical issues and the focus was always on his comfort and care. We know that we did everything we could with your advice and help and we will always appreciate the kindness shown to us when we had to make our tough decision to end his suffering.


  • Thank you

    -Mary Mackay from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Max

    Pet Image As a client of VCA for more than 13 years now, I have had so many good experiences with the veterinarians and staff at VCA.

    I wanted to thank everyone, including Dr. Woosley, Dr. McGowan, Missy and all of the wonderful caring staff members. Everyone at VCA was so very supportive, sincere and caring with Max and our entire family.

    I will always appreciate your support during this difficult and unexpected loss of Max.

    Sincerely,
    Mary Mackay
    Erma Mackay and family


    Maxwell McGuire
    September 19, 1996 ~ June 23, 2010


  • Dr Bowens

    -Janet Wolf from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Tidbit

    Pet Image This was my first visit to your Animal Hospital and Dr. Bowens was very kind and showed compassion towards my cat. You can tell she really cares about your pet and understands the cats feelings. She also realizes a sick animal is stressful for the owner. My visit with her put me at ease and it really made my day. She is terrific!


  • Pleased

    -Rich S. from Charleroi, PA
    Pet Name: Night Raven

    I have been to many vets over the years but I Castle Shannon animal hospital pleased me the most. Dr. Hladio checked my dog (Night) from head to toe then informed me of my choices about treatment and cost. No pressure and was never talked down to or rushed. While you can find cheaper places, I don't know if you will find better.


  • Excellent Emergency Care

    -Joel Minjock from Pgh, PA
    Pet Name: Sadie Buddy Yellow cat

    Just thought I'd drop a line to say how great your emergency care staff are. On three occasions I have been to VCA for emergency care-twice with my two Jack Russels and once with a ferrel cat that we have cared for over the past several years. On all three occasions the experience with staff was excellent. We just came home from your facility and I felt compelled to write and share this experience. On this occassion we met with Dr. Hladio who handled our dog with great care and thoroughly examined and explained what she found, so much we have decided to switch our regular check ups to your facility. Thanks for eveything.


  • Saving Ruby

    -Aniko Nalevanko from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Ruby

    Pet Image My husband and I would like to thank everyone at VCA Castle Shannon for their quick action and assistance in the emergency services of our dog, Ruby. Ruby's accident was a scary moment for our family, but thankfully with superior care from the veterinarians, technicians, and front desk staff at VCA, she is doing just fine and will completely recover. We can't thank you enough for saving our girl.


  • Dr. McGowan

    -Sally and Dale Douglas from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Murphy

    Dear VCA Castle Shannon,
    Recently we lost our dog Murphy. In the past 9 years we have been steady clients at your facility. About 3 years ago we discovered Dr. McGowan. Dr. McGowan has been a great joy to work with over the years. Our dog Murphy took to her immediately. We want to thank Dr. McGowan for always being there when we called with problems, for always returning those calls, and for always making excellent recommendations regarding his care. She was and is a very good clinician. We have appreciated her and your entire staff for the love and care of our best friend and beloved dog Murphy. The days are still very long and we still think we hear him in the house, but we know that he is in a better place and finally out of pain. Again, thank you all.


  • Dr. Breneman

    -Sally and Dale Douglas from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Murphy

    My husband and I would like to thank Dr. Carrie Breneman and the staff of VCA Castle Shannon for their expert and loving care of our dear pet Sheltie, "Murphy". Murphy has been your client for his entire life and you have always treated him with skill, and loving care. He recently went through a very difficult bout with his illness and was not destined to survive it this time. Dr. Breneman stepped in totally unknown to us and was just wonderful. She quickly grasped the seriousness of his condition and all his past history and made suggestions that were appropriate, caring and cautious given his complex history. I cannot fully express my gratitude to Dr. Breneman, your technical staff, the front office staff, for all that they did for Murphy. We miss him so much, but we also knew that he was a gift to us and we tried our best to safeguard his little life along with your staff's help. Thank you so much for hiring Dr. Breneman, she is a treasure and we hope that you realize her worth to your organization. God bless her and your staff for their wonderful care and help.

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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. 

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