When your pet has an emergency, you don’t want to waste time driving all over to find an emergency animal hospital that’s open. Inevitably, our pets always have emergencies at night, on weekends of holidays! In the Pittsburgh area pet owners are lucky to have a long list of emergency care animal hospitals to choose from.
If your dog gets into an accident, eats something poisonous or starts feeling sick, you’ll want to reach out to an emergency or 24 hour vet in Pittsburgh. Many of the offices on this list accept walk-in emergencies during their hours of operation, but calling first is always a good idea so the doctors and vet techs can prepare for what your pet needs.
24 Hour and Emergency Veterinary Clinics in Pittsburgh
I recently got certified in Pet First Aid and CPR through a class hosted at Animal Friends. The course instructor, Karen Sable, shared this list of Pittsburgh area emergency vets and 24/7 animal hospitals. She pointed out how lucky we are in Western Pennsylvania to have so many options. I’ve had dogs for over 20 years and lived in Pittsburgh all my life, and I didn’t realize we had so many emergency veterinary clinics so close!
This information could be life saving. I hope you’ll bookmark this list or save some of the emergency clinic phone numbers in your contacts. In this list there are 5 emergency vet hospitals that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! Below that, you’ll find another 11 vets who offer extended hours at night, on weekends and holidays.
Depending on where you live in the Pittsburgh area, one of the vet clinics in surrounding communities like Morgantown or Wheeling, WV might be closest to you. Every facility on this list can be trusted for their compassionate care during an emergency.
Pittsburgh Area Emergency Vet Hospitals: Open 24/7/365
When I talk to other Pittsburgh pet parents, the most talked about emergency vets are Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (PVSEC) on Camp Horne Road and Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty (AVETS) in Monroeville. But did you know there are three other animal hospitals open 24/7/365 in our area?
These emergency care vet clinics treat all kinds of injuries, are equipped for surgery or overnight observation. They also provide some of the best speciality care in our area thanks to their thanks to their veterinary oncologists, cardiologists, neurologists and more.
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center NORTH (PVSEC)
807 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center SOUTH (PVSEC)
1535 Washington Road, Washington, PA
MedVet Pittsburgh (formerly University Veterinary Specialists)
2810 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15312
Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty (AVETS)
4224 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146
Cheat Lake Animal Hospital
286 Fairchance Road, Morgantown, WV 26508
Sidenote of what’s being talked about in my #dogsofpittsburgh group chats: As of 2022, both PVSEC locations were acquired by a Blue Pearl, a national network of specialty and emergency pet hospitals. Blue Pearl is owned by Mars Veterinary Health which also owns Banfield and VCA Animal Hospitals. Of course, Mars Veterinary Health is part of the larger Mars Petcare family that owns brands like Greenies, Iams, Nutro, Pedigree and others. They also own pet tech brands like Wisdom Panel DNA testing and Whistle (you can hear an interview I did with Whistle CEO Collette Bunton on my podcast).
So what does this all mean for veterinary care for your dog here in Pittsburgh? In my opinion, these Mars Veterinary Health owned practices have a lot of resources and technology at their fingertips. They may have more opportunity to update equipment and access to the latest research and advanced training for their staff.
But on the flip side, I think there’s a disconnect between some of the food brands they represent and the standard of health I want my veterinarian to advocate for. So, take this information however you feel. But if you find your vet recommending Mars Petcare brand products more often, I would question that.
Pittsburgh Area Emergency Vets with Extended Hours
For some pet emergencies, your regular veterinary clinic may be able to handle it. Some of the vet practices below accept regular appointments for preventative care, while others specialize in walk-in emergencies. Find the practices closest to you and see what services they offer now so you’re prepared in case of an emergency with your dog, cat, or other small pet.
In the Pittsburgh community, pet parents are so lucky to have so many options when it comes to an emergency vet clinic!
VCA Northview Animal Hospital
223 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Open 8am-8pm Monday – Sunday
VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital
3610 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234
Open 8am-8pm Monday – Saturday, 8am-4pm Sunday
Metropolitan Veterinary Center (MetVet)
5309 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Open 8am-8pm Monday – Sunday
79 South 23rd Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Open 10am-7pm Monday – Saturday
Butler Veterinary Associates & Emergency Center
1761 North Main Street, Butler, PA 16001
Open 8am-12am, 365 days a year
Animal Urgent Care
4201 Wood Street, Wheeling WV 26003
Open 8am-12am Monday – Thursday, 24 hours a day on weekends, open all holidays
308 Bessemer Road, Suite 300 Lower Level, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
Open Monday, Tuesday + Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 9am-3pm (closed Wednesday + Thursday)
East Suburban Animal Hospital
5051 Old William Penn Highway, Export, PA 15632
Open Monday-Friday 7am-8:30pm, Saturday 9am-3:30pm, Sunday 10am-12pm
Green Hill Veterinary Services
217 North 5th Street, Youngwood, PA 15697
Open Wednesday + Thursday 5pm-9pm, Friday 5pm-12am, Saturday 2pm-6pm, Sunday 10am-6pm (closed Monday + Tuesday)
Rivers Veterinary Urgent Care
560 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm (closed Wednesday)
Pet Wellness Clinic
14 Quaker Village Shopping Center, Leetsdale, PA 15056
Open Tuesday – Friday 11am-7pm, Saturday 11am-5pm
Preventing an Emergency Vet Visit for Your Pet
Although I hope you never need a 24 hour vet in Pittsburgh, having this list of emergency vet clinics at your fingertips could save your pet’s life! But, it’s always best to try and avoid emergency vet visits. If you frequent any of the Pittsburgh area dog parks, always put your dog’s safety first.
Another preventative move is to simply lock away cleaning supplies, medication and food. That can prevent a lot of accidents that affect your pet’s health and safety.
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center Pet Poison Hotline
Both of these numbers will be answered 24/7/365 for a consultation on animal poison emergencies. There is a fee associated with the calls, but it’s far less than a visit to the emergency room. The fee for the call also covers any follow up that’s needed with your regular vet or an emergency clinic.
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