PVSEC – serving Greater Pittsburgh.

Pittsburg Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, also known by the acronym PVSEC, is an emergency & specialty pet hospital is located in Washington, Pennsylvania and serves the greater Pittsburgh area, including the southern suburbs.

Specialty and emergency medicine in Washington, PA.

Two Veterinarians hold a calico cat on a table and listen to its heartbeat with a stethoscope.

When your pet needs emergency care, seconds count. Our team is ready to provide expert care 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.

Emergency Medicine: 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.

A veterinarian holds a small blond chihuahua.


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

About our BluePearl Pet Hospital – Washington.

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 Washington 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.

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 Washington hospital team at 724.809.2000 or [email protected].