URGENT NOTICE: Our ER is experiencing a high volume of cases. Please call ahead so we can talk you through your pet’s situation and prepare for your arrival.

PVSEC pet hospital – serving greater Pittsburgh and surrounding communities.

Our 24-hour emergency and specialty pet hospital is open 24/7 and is the most comprehensive specialty veterinary hospital in western Pennsylvania.

Specialty and emergency veterinary medicine in North Hills, Pittsburgh.

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When your pet needs emergency care, seconds count. Our team is ready to provide expert care 24/7 in case of a pet emergency. If your pet requires a veterinary specialist, we are ready for that too. Our experienced team of veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.

In an emergency, call ahead to your PVSEC vet and let us know you’re coming. No appointment is necessary for our emergency vet. Learn more about your emergency visit.

Our veterinary specialists work directly with your primary care vet to understand your pet’s condition and develop the appropriate treatment plan. Visits to our specialists are usually by referral from your primary care vet and by appointment. Learn more about veterinary specialists.

Two vets use diagnostic imagining to examine a small dog.


Caring for your pets is our passion. Meet our team of veterinary specialists here to help you and your pet.

About Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center in North Hills, PA.

The largest and most comprehensive specialty veterinary hospital in western Pennsylvania, we are fully equipped as a 24-hour emergency animal hospital and as a center for advanced specialty care. We use sophisticated diagnostic equipment such as a CT scanner, linear accelerator, four ultrasound machines and Western Pennsylvania’s only high-field MRI.

Our hospital features a 24-hour intensive care unit, multiple surgical suites and dedicated suites for endoscopy, ultrasound and oncology.

Our staff includes a veterinary social worker who is available to assist clients who are in the midst of making difficult decisions about their pets.

We are part of the BluePearl network of veterinary specialty and emergency pet hospitals.

Pet owners.

At BluePearl Pet Hospitals, providing our customers with remarkable service is a top priority. We’re committed to making your veterinary visit as smooth as possible.

Have questions prior to your visit? We’re happy to help. Contact our hospital team at 412.366.3400 or [email protected].


“It has been 4 months since the surgery and she is back to being the happy go-lucky pup that we remember so well. All of the staff we interacted with were so professional and caring. I highly recommend this facility!” — Darlene

Read Darlene’s full story about her dog’s TPLO surgery.

“Without this magnificent team, I would not have my beloved cat, Binx. You guys saved his life!” — Lauren

Read Lauren’s full story about her cat’s emergency trip to the hospital.