VCA Northview Animal Hospital Specialty Referral Center

Betsy K. Kennon, VMD, Associate Veterinarian

VMD, 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 several veterinarians in the Pittsburgh area, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, and received her VMD in 1980. She interned in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of California at Davis. After another year of private practice in the Bay area of California, she returned to Pittsburgh, where she has been in practice ever since.

For two decades, Dr. Kennon practiced in the Fox Chapel area, working at a Northview Animal Hospital affiliated clinic. In 2008, she made the move to the North Hills and joined the staff here at Northview. She enjoys seeing all kinds of pets, including birds, rabbits, ferrets, iguanas, and others.

Dr. Kennon has been married to her husband, Steve, since 1991. They have two dogs, the world's coolest bird Sprout, and several fresh and saltwater fish tanks. They also have four cats including one that is blind (since birth) and has only three legs, and another that is paraplegic. His name is Scooter, and he and Dr. Kennon volunteer at the Children's Home and Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital regularly, where he brings a smile to many faces as he rolls down the halls in his custom-made wheel cart.


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

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Northview Animal Hospital Specialty Refferal Center provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 412-364-5353. We are located at 223 Siebert Road. Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.