Pittsburgh - North Hills, PA (412) 366-3400

807 Camp Horne Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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Originally known as the Veterinary Emergency Clinic, the PVSEC Emergency department offers emergency medical care 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including all holidays, providing your pets with quality emergency care around the clock.

Because of the urgent nature of emergency care, the PVSEC Emergency department welcomes walk-ins. Our team of experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians provide your pet with high quality emergency medical care, including hospitalization if necessary.

As in human emergency rooms, PVSEC Emergency triages the most acute, life-threatening cases first. During extremely busy periods, more stable patients may need to wait while these critical cases are stabilized. A veterinary technician will take a brief history and the patient's vital signs prior to the emergency doctor examining the patient. Should your pet require an additional evaluation, PVSEC offers access to specialists in the fields of dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology and surgery.


The PVSEC Emergency department welcomes both walk-ins and referral cases. Appointments are not required. For referrals, your pet's primary care veterinarian can phone in, fax or mail a completed referral form to our office. Information from the referring veterinarian regarding your pet's medical history, previous treatments, lab work and x-rays may also be beneficial in the diagnosis and management of your pet's condition.

Many pets may require hospitalization. In the event of a hospital stay, please be assured that every effort will be made to make your pet comfortable. PVSEC offers fleece pads, blankets and pillows to provide a comfortable surface for your pet. 

HOURS: 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, including holidays