VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

412-885-2500

3610 Library Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15234

  • Open

  • Mon-Sat:

    8:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Sun:

    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Free First Exam

Experience exceptional pet health care.

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

Being AAHA accredited for over 40 years and ever-present in the Pittsburgh community for over 70 years, VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital is happy to continue the tradition of helping your pets to live long, healthy and happy lives. Located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, we are open 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays from 8 am until 8 pm to offer urgent veterinary care, and general wellness services. We pride ourselves on offering a full complement of services in virtually all areas of medical veterinary care, ensuring that every patient receives the highest quality of veterinary care available. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about the resources available at VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital for all your pet’s healthcare needs.

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Accreditations & Affiliations

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Wellness Plans for Your Pet

Preventive nose-to-tail care.

Prescriptions, pet food
and more...So you'll

Never Forget It

Pet care you can count on - because VCA delivers.

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Our Pledge to You and Your Pet

Where your pet’s health is our top priority
and excellent service is our goal.

Our Team Overview

VCA has an excellent reputation in the pet health care industry and many things of which to be proud. We have established the largest small animal private practice post-graduate education program for veterinarians in the world, and employ the largest group of veterinary specialists of any veterinary care company. We are proud to have over 3,000 veterinarians, and more than 14,000 skilled pet care providers, support staff and managers on...

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VCA Clinical Studies

Veterinary clinical studies, also called clinical trials, allow for discovery of new treatment options and procedures. These studies allow VCA hospitals to stay at the forefront of veterinary care. We are proud to offer clinical studies at our hospital for pets in need now and for future generations.

Visit VCA Clinical Studies to learn about our current clinical studies and all participating hospitals. You can also contact Clinical Studies to see if your pet is eligible to take part in groundbreaking medical advancements for the benefit of all pets.

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Our Veterinary Services

At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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Know Your Pet

Tube Feeding - Esophagostomy Tubes in Cats

An esophagostomy tube is a small rubber tube that enters the esophagus through a surgical incision on the side of the neck. This allows food you to place food directly into the esophagus so that it can flow down into the stomach. The feeding tube is not placed directly into the stomach.

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Nutrition - Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed cats, it is necessary to understand how the nutritional requirements of the cat have developed through the process of biological evolution.

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Gastrostomy Tube Feeding in Cats

A gastrostomy tube is a small rubber tube that passes directly into the stomach through the skin and body wall of the cat's abdomen. It permits you to deliver food and water directly into the stomach.

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Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping and biting. In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.

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Behavior Management Products for Dogs

There are numerous products on the market that have been designed to help prevent undesirable behavior in dogs. Leashes, harnesses, and head halters are needed to keep pets under control, especially when outdoors.

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Introduction to Desensitization and Counterconditioning

Counterconditioning and desensitization are powerful ways to change behavior. They are usually used in combination. Desensitization provides a means of safely exposing the pet to the stimulus at a level at or below which fear is likely to be exhibited.

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Flying with your Cat

Successful flight with a cat begins long before the day of travel. It requires planning and preparation in order to make the experience as enjoyable as possible for both you and your cat.

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Breeding and Queening Cats

Breeding cats and raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may result in frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success and make the experience more enjoyable and safe.

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Brushing Teeth in Cats

Teaching your cat to accept the brushing of its teeth will take some training, but will be relatively easy once he is accustomed to the process. Daily brushing is most beneficial and will help to establish a routine for your pet.

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