Regional referral hospitals, including Metzger Animal Hospital, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (PVESC) and AVETS, grant nearby access to veterinarians with advanced training in anesthesiology, cardiology, critical care, ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, dentistry, neurology and radiology. If your pet’s health dictates the need to be evaluated by one of these specialty services, the doctors and staff at Richland Veterinary Associates will provide all the necessary documentation for the referral and be in contact afterward with the specialists to continue care locally.
From 8AM until Midnight 365 days a year, emergency coverage is provided by a network of local veterinarians on a rotating basis. When you call (814) 266-6412, the answering service will contact the on-call veterinary hospital to assist you in obtaining necessary emergency advice or examinations/treatments. After midnight until 8 am, all emergencies are referred to AVETS in Monroeville where 24/7 emergency care is always available.