Pittsburgh Veterinarians

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.

  • Deanna Purvis

    Medical Director
    Board Certification: DACVECC
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Deanna Purvis was born in Vancouver Washington. Despite her west coast beginnings, she spent many formative years in Pittsburgh making it feel like home. She received her B.S. in Biology from

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  • Karen Hayworth

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Karen is Northview's resident alien, having grown up in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. She started her education in Canada, obtaining an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in Biomedical

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  • Joseph Ielapi

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ohio State University

    Dr. Joseph Ielapi is a native of Bridgeport, West Virginia. He studied Animal Sciences and earned his Bachelor of Agriculture from The Ohio State University in 2006, and continued at The Ohio State

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  • Betsy K. Kennon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Betsy Kay Kennon was born and raised in Mt. Lebanon. She is a Mt. Lebanon High School graduate and an alumna of Washington and Jefferson College.

    After a year of working for

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  • Jenny McKlveen

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ohio State University

    Dr. Jenny McKlveen was born and raised an hour east of Pittsburgh in Westmoreland County. After receiving her B.S. in Biology from Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, Dr. McKlveen earned her DVM

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  • Kyla Morgan

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ohio State University

    Dr. Kyla Morgan grew up in the Pittsburgh area, graduating from Mars Area High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Animal Sciences from The Ohio State University.

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  • Anusha Natarajan

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Georgia

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  • Denise Pleban

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ohio State University

    Dr. Denise Pleban grew up in the Cleveland area. She earned her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University. Thereafter, she attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, ...
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  • Paige Vernasco

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Purdue University

    Dr. Vernasco grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  She received her Bachelor and Master degrees in biology from Ball State University.  She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary

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