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Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center


Multi-specialty experience with collaboration between many practices in one building - including surgery, neurology, emergency, internal medicine, oncology, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, and imaging (MRI and CT). Depending upon the time spent with the hosptial, the student can choose up to two practices to divide their time.

Surgery & internal medicine externship is also offered with observation and participation in cases with the surgical an internal medicine teams at PVSEC.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • 6 board certified surgeons
  • 1 surgical resident
  • 4 board certified internal medicine specialists
  • 5 criticalists
  • 2 neurologists
  • 1 board eligible anesthesia doctor
  • 3 oncologists
  • 1 radiologist

Educational Resources

Online journal access, in house journals, books, multiple department libraries, 3+ hours of weekly rounds


Both shadowing and active participation in specialty cases including SOAPs, PF, surgical assistance and differential diagnosis & treatment.

Student Supervision

8-12 hours/day, 5 days/week



Practice Information

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

ph: 412-366-3400
fax: 412-366-3489


Signature on file: Christine R. Rutter, DVM, DACVECC/John Payne, DVM, DACVS
Last updated: 7/8/13

Pittsburgh, PA