VCA Northview Animal Hospital Specialty Referral Center

Denise Pleban, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, 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, earning her DVM degree in 1994.

Dr. Pleban joined Northview in 1996. She has a special interest in exotic medicine (small mammals, reptiles, and birds), but loves seeing dogs and cats, as well!

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Pleban enjoys her days with her greyhound, Jason, and her two birds, Sam, a Senegal parrot and Carla, a green-cheeked conure. She also enjoys playing the piano and is very active in her church choir. She spends time every chance she has with her husband, her family (still in Ohio!) and friends.

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.