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VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

3610 Library Rd. | Pittsburgh, PA 15234

Call 412-440-5382
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Routine appointments 6 days a week
  • Open 24 hours for emergencies
  • A doctor is always on the premises
  • Treat dogs and cats only
  • Routine and advanced surgery
  • 24-Hour Vet
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Emergency Veterinary Clinic
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Welcome to VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital!

Regardless of whether you bring your pet to us for a well visit, illness, surgery, diagnostics or emergency, we are ready to provide your pet with excellent, compassionate care and provide you with courteous service. When you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians and staff are praised for their kind and thorough care.

With every visit, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and front desk staff are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines, procedures and access to state-of-the-art equipment ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive care, treatment, and recovery.

Routine appointments are available 6 days a week, we also have 24-hour emergency services with a doctor always on the premises. We are an accredited member of A.A.H.A (American Animal Hospital Assoc.) Some of our top-quality services include: new puppy/kitten exams, well visit exams, emergencies, internal medicine, dentistry, intensive care, acupuncture, surgery, & micro-chipping. Our equipment includes: E.K.G, Endoscopy, ultrasound, oxygen units and digital radiology. For your payment convenience we accept Visa, MC, Discover, and American. Express. We offer Care Credit and VCA Rewards credit card financing plans. Cats and Dogs seen only. New clients are always welcome.

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Our hospital is located on Route 88 (Library Road), Castle Shannon. We look forward to meeting you! Our hospital is located on Route 88 (Library Road), Castle Shannon. We look forward to meeting you!
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The caring & experienced team at VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital The caring & experienced team at VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital
At VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital, your pet will always get the highest quality care At VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital, your pet will always get the highest quality care
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Jennifer Lopez, Medical Director
Jennifer Lopez, Medical Director

Born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida, Dr. Jennifer Lopez made the move to Pittsburgh in 2014. As a child, she always knew she was going to be a veterinarian and learned to love and care for her 7 pet Rottweilers and the various dogs that her family rescued and placed in new homes.

While in college, she began her veterinary career as a technician at the University of Florida in the Dermatology department. It was there that her passion grew for clinical research and skin diseases resulting in her being published in several journals such as Veterinary Dermatology and American Veterinary Journal of Research.

Dr. Lopez attended St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, the West Indies. She stayed active in community programs to educate the local Grenadians on pet care, parasite control and preventive medicine. After graduating from veterinary school, she began general practice in Miami, while continuing her education and receiving her Masters Degree in Multi-Sector Health Management.

Dr. Lopez is enjoying the Pittsburgh city life with her two French Bulldogs, Ralphie and Lulu and her poodle, Amelia Bedelia. She loves interacting with her clients, being involved in the community outreach that VCA is heavily involved in and hopes to use her bilingual skills as much as she did in Miami. Her varied interests include dermatology, surgery and emergency care.

She recently went on an educational safari to Kenya and Tanzania and looks forward to future visits to Rwanda, Botswana and South Africa.

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Eyitope Bolujoko, Associate Veterinarian
Eyitope Bolujoko, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Bogunjoko received his DVM degree from Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria in 2010, and recently passed the very challenging Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates exam, enabling him to practice medicine in the U.S. He is a newlywed, and his wife works in accounting. When not working or studying, Eyitope enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

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Tracey Decter, Associate Veterinarian
Tracey Decter, Associate Veterinarian

Tracey is a "Jersey Girl" at heart. She was raised in northern New Jersey, attended college at the University of Maryland, and after graduation worked as a veterinary technician prior to being accepted at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After two and a half wonderfully warm years on St. Kitts, she spent her final year of vet school at Louisiana State University before moving to Columbus, Ohio to begin her veterinary career. Five and a half years ago, Tracey made her way to Monroeville, Pa., and provided relief services to over 70 animal hospitals from State College, Pa., to Cleveland, Ohio. During that time, Dr. Decter discovered that her passion lay in emergency medicine. Dr. Decter spends her free time doting on her Mastiff, "Diva." Tracey enjoys traveling, swimming, cooking, and baking. She participates in dancing lessons and also enjoys reading, movies and taking in lectures, concerts and theater performances.

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Jonathan Dohanich, Associate Veterinarian
Jonathan Dohanich, Associate Veterinarian

Veterinary School: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Dohanich received his degree in veterinary medicine in 2008. His prior positions were at a mixed animal practice and a small animal practice where he also served as the director of staff education. He also has been employed as a relief veterinarian and as a supervisory public health veterinarian for the USDA. His interests include emergency medicine and dentistry.

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Jennifer Finn, Associate Veterinarian
Jennifer Finn, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Finn is a 2005 graduate of Purdue University. Dr. Finn and her husband, Mike (a veterinary opthamologist), relocated from Oklahoma to the Pittsburgh area. Dr. Finn's interests include opthamology and feline medicine. Dr. Finn and her husband have a little boy and own a cat.

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Qiang Li, Associate Veterinarian
Qiang Li, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Qiang Li received his DVM from China Agricultural University. He obtained a PhD degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. He practiced in Indiana for 2 years and he just completed a 1 year rotating small animal internship at VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center. He has special interests in neurology, surgery and cytology. He currently lives with his wife and 3 kids (1 boy and 2 girls). When not working, he enjoys playing badminton, jogging, music, and travel.

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David Mikoloski, Associate Veterinarian
David Mikoloski, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Mikoloski joined VCA Castle Shannon in July 2012. He is a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University. He has worked as both an emergency doctor and a general practitioner. He served 4 years in the US Army and 4 years in the US Army National Guard. His wife is also a veterinarian.

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Gabby Schrader, Associate Veterinarian
Gabby Schrader, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Gabby is a 2009 grad from the University of Tennessee. She did a small animal internship at the University of Georgia followed by an internship at the Calgary Zoo. She spent several years working at the Honolulu Zoo before moving to the SoCal desert to work with a small animal veterinary hospital. She is somewhat of a hockey fanatic and loves her Washington Capitals!

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Tyler Yuh, Associate Veterinarian
Tyler Yuh, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Yuh joined our staff in 2015. He received his DVM degree from UC Davis, and an undergrad degree in biochemistry from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is engaged, and his fiance is also a veterinarian completing a residency as a Criticalist. He owns a Golden Retriever named Linus and two cats named Leonidas and Dexter. Dr. Yuh is originally from Hawaii and in his free time enjoys hiking and running.

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Traci Zahniser, Associate Veterinarian
Traci Zahniser, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Zahniser has been a veterinarian with VCA Castle Shannon for 24 years. She received her degree from Michigan State University in 1994. Traci lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband, Todd, their 3 sons and pets Woody, Crosby, Jesse, Zeus and another Jesse.

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