VCA Northview Animal Hospital Specialty Referral Center


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    -Christine from Pittsburgh, PA
    Pet Name: Griffin

    Pet Image What an impact Dr. Sara Lavery and the staff at VCA have had on the recovery of my dear dog, Griffin, as well as my neighborhood who, as you can see from the attached photo, were all hoping for his return to health. Griffin was attacked by a dog and taken to VCA where Dr Lavery sat on the floor with him, examined him closely, and offered a depth of compassion and support to my frightened heart and his broken spirit. It was amazing how she took his wounds into her care and quickly assisted his healing. I cannot say enough for Dr Lavery's gentleness, understanding, and wisdom. Along with the wonderful vet techs, each person provided outreach to me between visits as it was easy to see what an anxious mom I was as I awaited test results, surgery outcomes, and care instructions. These were all provided within a timely and caring manner. My puppy is doing so much better today, sleeping comfortably, and his once broken spirit is now whole and happy and safe. Thank you so much VCA, Dr Sara Lavery, and the entire staff at VCA! You have impacted an entire community with your amazing and thoughtful care.

  • Great Place

    -Debbie from Washington, PA
    Pet Name: Sidney

    I can't say enough about them, they were great with my dog Sidney. He was there for 3 days and had surgery. They never got tired of me calling, they were polite and informative. The surgery went well and he is recovering nicely.

  • Compassionate

    -Cheryl from Prospect, PA
    Pet Name: Mai Tai

    I want to thank all of the staff at Northview for their support and comfort during a very difficult time. Everyone was so king and compassionate I can't thank you enough... Even know we lost our beloved Mai Tai they were very very understanding of her needs as well as ours.


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.