PVSEC opened its doors to patients on June 2, 2008. The state-of-the-art facility is the most comprehensive multi-specialty hospital in the Western Pennsylvania Area.
Surgery, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Radiation Therapy, Emergency, and Critical Care patients check in at the first floor reception area. Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Dentistry and PetsDx Veterinary Imaging patients check in at the second floor reception desk.
Allergy testing at PVSEC is done by the only board-certified Dermatologists in the Western Pennsylvania area.
Our surgeons perform various types of orthopedic, soft tissue, neurologic, and minimally-invasive surgical procedures including arthroscopy.
Cataract removal is performed on patients routinely at PVSEC Ophthalmology, after diagnostic testing determines that the patient is a good candidate for surgery.
Chemotherapy is prepared for administration to a cancer patient. Our board-certified oncologists, Dr. Rebecca Newman, Dr. Todd Erfourth, and Dr. Brigit Urie oversee the diagnosis and treatment of many types of cancer in dogs and cats. Most chemotherapy is well-tolerated by dogs and cats.
Veterinary Technicians in the Dermatology Department routinely screen tissue and fluid samples for the presence of bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
Digital x-rays are reviewed by the Veterinarians at PVSEC; however, the images can also be reviewed by a radiologist when an additional expert opinion is necessary.
Digital x-rays can be taken in one of our two radiology suites.
PVSEC now has three board-certified ophthalmologists on staff who do advanced diagnostic procedures.
Our board-certified internists perform ultrasounds and other diagnostic procedures for patients seen by the Internal Medicine and other departments throughout the hospital.
The Technologies available at PVSEC enable the area's only board-certified neurologists/neurosurgeons to diagnose and manage the treatment of various acute and chronic neurological disorders. Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) testing for neurological deficits is one of the tools used by the neurologists at PVSEC.
The hospital's ICU is staffed around the clock by veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
Larger dogs stay in runs during hospitalization.
Smaller dogs and cats stay in one of the many wards with smaller kennels during hospitalization.
PVSEC is the only facility in Western Pennsylvania with on-site, High-field MRI and CT.
The open floor plan of the downstairs treatment area allows for seamless transitions in patient care and increased cooperation between the Internal Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency, Critical Care, Surgery and Neurology departments.
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center's (PVSEC) opened its doors to patients on June 2, 2008. The state-of-the-art facility is the most comprehensive multi-specialty veterinary hospital in the Western Pennsylvania area . It features the modern facilities and equipment necessary to offer the best care for our clients' pets. Our 30,295 square-foot multi-specialty veterinary center contains a variety of specialized areas to accommodate pets' needs.