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Coronavirus Update:

We at BluePearl are committed to keeping you and our staff safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we have put the following policy in place, along with the guidelines from the CDC regarding social distancing.

Curbside Service Policy:

When you arrive at our South Hills hospital, please call the main number at 724.809.2000.

  • An associate will come out to the car to pick up your pet.
  • All communications regarding treatment, results and payment will occur by phone.
  • At this time, we are not accepting paper medical records. Please have your veterinarian send your pet’s records through the veterinary portal, or via email or fax.
  • We will no longer allow clients into our building for appointments or emergencies.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate these uncharted waters together.

PVSEC – serving greater Pittsburgh and South Hills

Our pet hospital is located in Washington, Pennsylvania and serves the greater Pittsburgh area, including the southern suburbs.


Specialty and emergency medicine in South Hills, Pittsburgh

When you have a pet emergency, seconds count. We want you to know, we’re ready. If your pet has a condition that requires a specialist’s expertise, we’re ready for that too. Our veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.

  • Emergency: 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. 
  • Specialty Care: 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. 

About Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVSEC) – South Hills

Our 13,500 square-foot hospital opened in the summer of 2017. We are fully equipped as an emergency animal hospital and as a center for advanced specialty care.

Our sister hospital, PVSEC in North Hills, is the largest and most comprehensive emergency and specialty hospital in western Pennsylvania, but our South Hills hospital is more convenient to many communities south of Pittsburgh.

We use sophisticated diagnostic equipment such as a 64-slice CT scanner and video endoscopy and have dedicated suites for endoscopy and ultrasound.

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


Cardiology Client Information Sheet

Here is helpful information for you to know before your pet's check-in, stay, and discharge from our PVSEC hospital.
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New Cardiology Patient Registration Form

Please fill this form out for new cardiology patients.
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New Patient History Form - Cardiology

Please fill out this form to provide our cardiology doctors with your pet's history.
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Radiation Therapy Information

Here is some helpful information about radiation therapy and side effects.
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Location Details

Google Map of 1535 Washington Rd., Washington, PA 15301, 1535 Washington Rd., Washington, PA 15301
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
South Hills, PA
1535 Washington Rd., Washington, PA 15301
Sun-Wed: 24 hours
Thu-Sat: Closed
Mon - Fri: By appointment

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