Penn Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
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2205 Penn Ave

Pittsburgh, PA

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Mon. - Fri. 10am - 1:30pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED

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We have been taking our dog to Penn Animal in the Strip District for 3.5 years, recommended by family after another vet told us our dog (then a puppy) had a hereditary condition, suggesting costly x-rays to determine severity. The vets at Penn Animal never suggested this condition and our dog is healthy at 3.5 years old! They are conservative, professional, caring. They provide inexpensive services without compromising quality and care!

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We have been taking our dog to Penn Animal in the Strip District for 3.5 years, recommended by family after another vet told us our dog (then a puppy) had a hereditary condition, suggesting costly x-rays to determine severity. The vets at Penn Animal never suggested this condition and our dog is healthy at 3.5 years old! They are conservative, professional, caring. They provide inexpensive services without compromising quality and care!

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Love this vet! Friendly, down to earth& walk-in appointments. And right in the strip - super convenient. Was recommended by hsus of wpa and have not been sorry at all. :-) thank you Penn animal!

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Love this vet! Friendly, down to earth& walk-in appointments. And right in the strip - super convenient. Was recommended by hsus of wpa and have not been sorry at all. :-) thank you Penn animal!

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This place offer simple basic treatment for low cost ...Ive been seeing them dr battle and staud since 1987 starting with a cat. Since then ive never had a problem with them. staffs have come and go over the years theyre friendly and respectful toward me. anything extreme they will recommend a specialist otherwise. They're compassionate to animals.

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This place offer simple basic treatment for low cost ...Ive been seeing them dr battle and staud since 1987 starting with a cat. Since then ive never had a problem with them. staffs have come and go over the years theyre friendly and respectful toward me. anything extreme they will recommend a specialist otherwise. They're compassionate to animals.

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I left Penn Animal in 92 to follow a vet that was starting his own practice. Since than, I moved and began using the Humane Society for my wellness visit and a vet in Kennedy Township for more extensive issues. Recently, my lab developed cancer and after 2 surgeries and more than 3,000 dollars we elected to leave things alone. He developed a non cancerous tumor on his elbow which was bothersome to everyone. Our vet gave us an estimate of 1,400 to remove it or have him put down. I contacted the Humane who referred me back to Penn Animal. I don't know why I ever left. No only did they see Soni the next day, but when I explained that we just wanted the most bare basics to remove the tumor to make him comfortable, they agreed and did it for a mere 400.00! That included his pain meds and antibiotics. Everyone there was awesome! THEY ARE THE BEST AND YOU WOULD BE CRAZY NOT TO USE THEM!

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★★★★★

I left Penn Animal in 92 to follow a vet that was starting his own practice. Since than, I moved and began using the Humane Society for my wellness visit and a vet in Kennedy Township for more extensive issues. Recently, my lab developed cancer and after 2 surgeries and more than 3,000 dollars we elected to leave things alone. He developed a non cancerous tumor on his elbow which was bothersome to everyone. Our vet gave us an estimate of 1,400 to remove it or have him put down. I contacted the Humane who referred me back to Penn Animal. I don't know why I ever left. No only did they see Soni the next day, but when I explained that we just wanted the most bare basics to remove the tumor to make him comfortable, they agreed and did it for a mere 400.00! That included his pain meds and antibiotics. Everyone there was awesome! THEY ARE THE BEST AND YOU WOULD BE CRAZY NOT TO USE THEM!

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By far the worst attitude from staff ever. Dr. Staud was nice and there was one vet tech, a guy, that was nice, but everyone else was rude and uncaring. I left there in tears sometimes at how ignorant they were with me sometimes. The older vet does not even listen to you. When you try to talk, he cuts you off and doesn't give you the chance to speak. Dr. Kohn was very ignorant with me. He overrided my decision about MY pet. The staff needs to treat everyones pets as if they were their own. A girl at the front desk even became rude with me on the phone once and hung up the phone on me. In my dog's last year and a half of her life, I took her to Pittsburgh East Animal Hospital. They were great. They treated me and my dog like we were members of their own family. They even stayed 2 hours past closing one time to keep running tests on my dog to find out what was wrong with her. I didn't even ask them to do that, they just did it on their own. Everyone there always hugged and petted my dog everytime I went there. Please go there if you want your pet to be treated with kindness and respect. Do not waste your time and money on Penn Animal Hospital. I wish I didn't!

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By far the worst attitude from staff ever. Dr. Staud was nice and there was one vet tech, a guy, that was nice, but everyone else was rude and uncaring. I left there in tears sometimes at how ignorant they were with me sometimes. The older vet does not even listen to you. When you try to talk, he cuts you off and doesn't give you the chance to speak. Dr. Kohn was very ignorant with me. He overrided my decision about MY pet. The staff needs to treat everyones pets as if they were their own. A girl at the front desk even became rude with me on the phone once and hung up the phone on me. In my dog's last year and a half of her life, I took her to Pittsburgh East Animal Hospital. They were great. They treated me and my dog like we were members of their own family. They even stayed 2 hours past closing one time to keep running tests on my dog to find out what was wrong with her. I didn't even ask them to do that, they just did it on their own. Everyone there always hugged and petted my dog everytime I went there. Please go there if you want your pet to be treated with kindness and respect. Do not waste your time and money on Penn Animal Hospital. I wish I didn't!

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I have been going to Penn animal hospital for 25 years. Ive taken about 30 animals in that time. I will never go any where else. I can not believe some of these reviews. They must be thinking of someplace else or they have a problem. The entire staff has been nothing but loving and kind and thoughtful to me and my animals. They have advised me on whats best for the animal and not their pockets. They have always had a smile on their face when I go in and great sympathy for those who have to let their friends go. Ive been in there a lot and have seen how they treat others and not just me. Dealing with the public isn't always easy and sometimes it does get packed in there for one reason. Their good. As for the way they do things. If it aint broke don't fix it. If they had all the new equipment they wouldn't be able to give people a break or help the humane societies or take the discount spay coupons they give out to city residents on fixed incomes.Id rather have them pick my dog up to weigh it then pay a high visit fee to pay for a digital scale. Id rather have them print things on an index card and be able to help out a lady with a dying puppy than a computer that can break down and adds no value to the humanity of the place. I love these people and if you want kind and loving Vets who have been at it for years Go there. If you want shiny new stuff then I hope you have deep pockets to pay for it all.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Penn animal hospital for 25 years. Ive taken about 30 animals in that time. I will never go any where else. I can not believe some of these reviews. They must be thinking of someplace else or they have a problem. The entire staff has been nothing but loving and kind and thoughtful to me and my animals. They have advised me on whats best for the animal and not their pockets. They have always had a smile on their face when I go in and great sympathy for those who have to let their friends go. Ive been in there a lot and have seen how they treat others and not just me. Dealing with the public isn't always easy and sometimes it does get packed in there for one reason. Their good. As for the way they do things. If it aint broke don't fix it. If they had all the new equipment they wouldn't be able to give people a break or help the humane societies or take the discount spay coupons they give out to city residents on fixed incomes.Id rather have them pick my dog up to weigh it then pay a high visit fee to pay for a digital scale. Id rather have them print things on an index card and be able to help out a lady with a dying puppy than a computer that can break down and adds no value to the humanity of the place. I love these people and if you want kind and loving Vets who have been at it for years Go there. If you want shiny new stuff then I hope you have deep pockets to pay for it all.

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Last year my lab was defending me to a loose pitbull and got off her leash to chase..terrified for her I cried and cried. About an hour later, she made it home and I was over the moon. A few months later, I was not. She gave birth to 14 puppies. I'd never dealt with puppies before but I knew she couldn't leave them. When they were about 7 weeks old, they all contracted parvo. Before I could get them to the vet, almost all of them died. This was a matter of hours in most of their cases. I was shattered with grief.. When I finally managed to secure a ride to the vet I only had 2 puppies left. Penn Animal Hospital explained to me that both of my remaining pups had the same fatal disease and I had the choice to put them down to put them out of their suffering or treat them - which could cost upwards of $100 per day for at least a week. If I chose to treat them, they still may not make it through they told me. Griefstricken, I told them that I couldn't afford that and to end their suffering. The doctor then told me that he'd take what I had on me (which was about $200) and try to save my puppies. He treated them for 6 days.. and one didn't make it. But one did. And I have never been so grateful for anyones kindness in my entire life. They gave me a gift that I could never possibly pay back in a way that could tell them how much what they did meant to me. These people love animals. And I am indebted to them and am reminded of how wonderful they are whenever I look into my pit-labrador's beautiful gold eyes. Me and "Vito" say thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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★★★★★

Last year my lab was defending me to a loose pitbull and got off her leash to chase..terrified for her I cried and cried. About an hour later, she made it home and I was over the moon. A few months later, I was not. She gave birth to 14 puppies. I'd never dealt with puppies before but I knew she couldn't leave them. When they were about 7 weeks old, they all contracted parvo. Before I could get them to the vet, almost all of them died. This was a matter of hours in most of their cases. I was shattered with grief.. When I finally managed to secure a ride to the vet I only had 2 puppies left. Penn Animal Hospital explained to me that both of my remaining pups had the same fatal disease and I had the choice to put them down to put them out of their suffering or treat them - which could cost upwards of $100 per day for at least a week. If I chose to treat them, they still may not make it through they told me. Griefstricken, I told them that I couldn't afford that and to end their suffering. The doctor then told me that he'd take what I had on me (which was about $200) and try to save my puppies. He treated them for 6 days.. and one didn't make it. But one did. And I have never been so grateful for anyones kindness in my entire life. They gave me a gift that I could never possibly pay back in a way that could tell them how much what they did meant to me. These people love animals. And I am indebted to them and am reminded of how wonderful they are whenever I look into my pit-labrador's beautiful gold eyes. Me and "Vito" say thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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Dr. Battle is a true find. He's kind and patient to pets and owners alike. I would definitely recommend.

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Dr. Battle is a true find. He's kind and patient to pets and owners alike. I would definitely recommend.

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no negative comments, I have been taking my dogs for years.
Total of 4 dogs for many years. One dog had a leg surgery, and several teeth cleanings. Now I have a Jack Russel and he is two years old. No problem with this place.

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no negative comments, I have been taking my dogs for years.
Total of 4 dogs for many years. One dog had a leg surgery, and several teeth cleanings. Now I have a Jack Russel and he is two years old. No problem with this place.

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My cat had a urinary tract infection on Labor Day. I had to take my cat to an emergency vet. They told me I needed prescription cat food for him. I called Penn Animal Hospital because this is where he was neutered and got his shots. they said to bring him down. I arrived and my husband went in to pick up the food. They refused to fill the presciption cat food without paying for a docotr's office visit and then refused to see my cat. They were rude and nasty. I went inside to plead with them. I even brought my cat down. They refused and said, "my cat could starve to death for all they cared." I asked for the boss's number and the lady in charge said she was it and that was as good as it got, which was a lie. I left then some vet chased me outside screaming at me. I have no idea what is wrong with these people, but they don't care about animals and have the nastiest staff. Save your money and go to Met Vet West. Now Met Vet West is awesome and wonderful.

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My cat had a urinary tract infection on Labor Day. I had to take my cat to an emergency vet. They told me I needed prescription cat food for him. I called Penn Animal Hospital because this is where he was neutered and got his shots. they said to bring him down. I arrived and my husband went in to pick up the food. They refused to fill the presciption cat food without paying for a docotr's office visit and then refused to see my cat. They were rude and nasty. I went inside to plead with them. I even brought my cat down. They refused and said, "my cat could starve to death for all they cared." I asked for the boss's number and the lady in charge said she was it and that was as good as it got, which was a lie. I left then some vet chased me outside screaming at me. I have no idea what is wrong with these people, but they don't care about animals and have the nastiest staff. Save your money and go to Met Vet West. Now Met Vet West is awesome and wonderful.

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I was a little apprehensive about this vet because of some of the negative reviews, but my experience was totally fine. If need be, i would go back, and would recommend them to a friend. They gave me a same-day appointment, the visit was easy, and everyone i talked to on staff was completely nice. My cat has been leaving diarrhea with blood in it, which could be so many things, and I was worried there would be more lab fees involved than I can pay for. The visit itself was $50 off the top, not cheap, but not outrageous either. The vet decided there may be a simple reason for my cat's affliction, and even gave me some take-home medication for my never-wormed kitten in case she had introduced a parasite issue. The visit was quick and quite casual (not un-professional/casual...the vet just had a friendly-yet-matter-of-fact manner), and i felt totally secure that he had been thorough and was well-informed in deciding against exhaustive testing, as well as being considerate to my financial deficiencies. I suppose that some people would have found the vet a bit...too efficient...but I appreciated it, and perhaps he would have been more coddling if my cat or I had needed or wanted to be...more coddled! Plus he didn't make me feel like a bad cat-mom for not having regular check-ups or not being able to spend a ton of money on special medications and products...although i did buy some pricey flea stuff, i know it works well, and it seemed the flea-battle is probably a big part of my cat's problem. Yeah, the office is spare, and looks like it hasn't been remodeled since 1971 (like, before that doctor was out of diapers), but it's clean and they seemed to have everything that matters. Something else telling, was that people (and beasts) in the waiting room that were more regular patients had a warm rapport with the staff.

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★★★★☆

I was a little apprehensive about this vet because of some of the negative reviews, but my experience was totally fine. If need be, i would go back, and would recommend them to a friend. They gave me a same-day appointment, the visit was easy, and everyone i talked to on staff was completely nice. My cat has been leaving diarrhea with blood in it, which could be so many things, and I was worried there would be more lab fees involved than I can pay for. The visit itself was $50 off the top, not cheap, but not outrageous either. The vet decided there may be a simple reason for my cat's affliction, and even gave me some take-home medication for my never-wormed kitten in case she had introduced a parasite issue. The visit was quick and quite casual (not un-professional/casual...the vet just had a friendly-yet-matter-of-fact manner), and i felt totally secure that he had been thorough and was well-informed in deciding against exhaustive testing, as well as being considerate to my financial deficiencies. I suppose that some people would have found the vet a bit...too efficient...but I appreciated it, and perhaps he would have been more coddling if my cat or I had needed or wanted to be...more coddled! Plus he didn't make me feel like a bad cat-mom for not having regular check-ups or not being able to spend a ton of money on special medications and products...although i did buy some pricey flea stuff, i know it works well, and it seemed the flea-battle is probably a big part of my cat's problem. Yeah, the office is spare, and looks like it hasn't been remodeled since 1971 (like, before that doctor was out of diapers), but it's clean and they seemed to have everything that matters. Something else telling, was that people (and beasts) in the waiting room that were more regular patients had a warm rapport with the staff.

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Great, friendly staff. My mother and I are local breeders and wont go to anyone else. They help us with anything we need. Spaying, air travel, etc. I will be bringing a kitten in this week. Great hours, yes, prices might be high but so are the others. I have gone here even when I was young with my pets. A recommended vet.

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★★★★★

Great, friendly staff. My mother and I are local breeders and wont go to anyone else. They help us with anything we need. Spaying, air travel, etc. I will be bringing a kitten in this week. Great hours, yes, prices might be high but so are the others. I have gone here even when I was young with my pets. A recommended vet.

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I've been taking my cat here for a couple years now. I used to go to the Rescue League during the walk-in times but the exam room there was so crowded, and sometimes even filthy. It's always quiet here when I go in during the walk-ins and the staff, though young and seemingly inexperienced, are efficient. The doctors I've had are always nice about answering my questions. I found my cat on my parents farm when he was a kitten-when I brought him in, he had ear mites, fleas, you name it. They checked him thoroughly, and it seemed like overnight all his problems were gone. The last time I went in I was overdue to bring him for a wellness visit, but I didn't feel judged, even when I was told that my cat could lose a little weight (he's a Maine Coon, so it's hard to tell). The fees are mid-range, but I find that most of the doctors and staff are very professional and really seem to love animals (the last doctor I dealt with used the words "kitty/kitties" instead of "cats" when answering my questions-that is one sensitive dude). Plus, every time I'm in there for walk-ins, there are rescue cats being brought in droves, so I have to guess that they offer free or low-cost care for them.

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I've been taking my cat here for a couple years now. I used to go to the Rescue League during the walk-in times but the exam room there was so crowded, and sometimes even filthy. It's always quiet here when I go in during the walk-ins and the staff, though young and seemingly inexperienced, are efficient. The doctors I've had are always nice about answering my questions. I found my cat on my parents farm when he was a kitten-when I brought him in, he had ear mites, fleas, you name it. They checked him thoroughly, and it seemed like overnight all his problems were gone. The last time I went in I was overdue to bring him for a wellness visit, but I didn't feel judged, even when I was told that my cat could lose a little weight (he's a Maine Coon, so it's hard to tell). The fees are mid-range, but I find that most of the doctors and staff are very professional and really seem to love animals (the last doctor I dealt with used the words "kitty/kitties" instead of "cats" when answering my questions-that is one sensitive dude). Plus, every time I'm in there for walk-ins, there are rescue cats being brought in droves, so I have to guess that they offer free or low-cost care for them.

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Excellent, caring staff. Spay cat, checkup and immunizations for 3 dogs. They have walk in appointment times that mean your animal can receive care in a timely manner rather than scheduling weeks in advance. Reasonable care is provided.

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Excellent, caring staff. Spay cat, checkup and immunizations for 3 dogs. They have walk in appointment times that mean your animal can receive care in a timely manner rather than scheduling weeks in advance. Reasonable care is provided.

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I had to make 3 phone calls to get them to fax something for me. I finally got fed up the 4th time I called and hung the phone up on a very rude employee. I called back and they were extremely rude and hung up on me.
I have been going to Penn Animal Hospital for over 20 years, but I will never go back.
Dr. James Staud needs to take a look at the people he has in his office.

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I had to make 3 phone calls to get them to fax something for me. I finally got fed up the 4th time I called and hung the phone up on a very rude employee. I called back and they were extremely rude and hung up on me.
I have been going to Penn Animal Hospital for over 20 years, but I will never go back.
Dr. James Staud needs to take a look at the people he has in his office.

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I wanted to let all know that Penn Animal Hospital is wonderful. I had to put my dog chrissy to sleep last year and it was very hard for me. Everyone in that place was wonderful. They were very compassionate and are always so helpful. I now have moved on and got a new Yorkie. I love them. They are always helpful and very friendly not only to their customers, but especially with my dog. They make the animal feel comfortable as well as the pet. They may be a little high at fees, but isn't your pet worth it? Think about it.

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★★★★★

I wanted to let all know that Penn Animal Hospital is wonderful. I had to put my dog chrissy to sleep last year and it was very hard for me. Everyone in that place was wonderful. They were very compassionate and are always so helpful. I now have moved on and got a new Yorkie. I love them. They are always helpful and very friendly not only to their customers, but especially with my dog. They make the animal feel comfortable as well as the pet. They may be a little high at fees, but isn't your pet worth it? Think about it.

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This was by far the absolute WORST animal place I have ever been too. The staff was extremely mean and unpleasant. We waited for hours to see the vet and when we did he was the creepiest thing alive. His nose was running and he barely spoke to us. He offered no information and mt cat actually got worms from the place. It was so dirty and disgusting. I cannot believe people actually have good things to say about it. I would never go back there no matter what.

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This was by far the absolute WORST animal place I have ever been too. The staff was extremely mean and unpleasant. We waited for hours to see the vet and when we did he was the creepiest thing alive. His nose was running and he barely spoke to us. He offered no information and mt cat actually got worms from the place. It was so dirty and disgusting. I cannot believe people actually have good things to say about it. I would never go back there no matter what.

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A couple of years ago I took my very sick cat to Penn Animal Hospital. Unfortunately Romeo's cancer had spread and he needed to be let go. Needless to say, I was devastated. The hospital staff let me stay with Romeo as long as I need to say my good-byes. (Over an hour) The staff was so kind and compassionate to both my Romeo and myself. I knew that he was going on with dignity. No their office is not fancy, and yes, they write on note cards- but they have always been there for the animals that we call family.

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★★★★★

A couple of years ago I took my very sick cat to Penn Animal Hospital. Unfortunately Romeo's cancer had spread and he needed to be let go. Needless to say, I was devastated. The hospital staff let me stay with Romeo as long as I need to say my good-byes. (Over an hour) The staff was so kind and compassionate to both my Romeo and myself. I knew that he was going on with dignity. No their office is not fancy, and yes, they write on note cards- but they have always been there for the animals that we call family.

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Every time I have been to Penn Animal Hospital, everyone there is nothing but nice and willing to help. Dr Battle and the staff are always open to answering questions and explaining the details of any issues I have ever asked about pertaining to my pet's health. Compared to other animal clinics I have been to, they are really affordable without sacrificing the quality of care. If you just want the best for you animal without a lot of hassle and cost, this is a great place. Sure, they may not have a fancy lobby like some people are used to (see 1st post) and they may use index cards to keep records- gasp- but I'd rather focus on taking my pets where I know they will be well cared for by an experienced, compassionate staff. That seems a little more important than enjoying the aesthetics of the waiting room.

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★★★★★

Every time I have been to Penn Animal Hospital, everyone there is nothing but nice and willing to help. Dr Battle and the staff are always open to answering questions and explaining the details of any issues I have ever asked about pertaining to my pet's health. Compared to other animal clinics I have been to, they are really affordable without sacrificing the quality of care. If you just want the best for you animal without a lot of hassle and cost, this is a great place. Sure, they may not have a fancy lobby like some people are used to (see 1st post) and they may use index cards to keep records- gasp- but I'd rather focus on taking my pets where I know they will be well cared for by an experienced, compassionate staff. That seems a little more important than enjoying the aesthetics of the waiting room.

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This is worst vet office I have ever seen or heard about. In addition to being poorly equipped, sloppy and ignorant, they are smug, arrogant and condescending. Their only interest seems to be pumping patients through as quickly as possible and getting paid.
I recently moved to Pittsburgh from another state and I am trying to find a vet for my dog. This place was very close to my home and at the time 2/3 of the on-line reviews were good so I decided to try them. I made an appointment and had my previous vet fax the dog's medical records to them. I got there and was surprised when the woman at the desk scribbled my info and the dog's info onto a card in a marginally legible hand. For over 15 years our vets have always used a computerized system that allows vets to share info with other vets' offices, emergency clinics etc. This place apparently uses an antique system of index cards. I told her that I had spoken to her on the phone an hour ago and that the dogs medical records should be there. When we went into the exam room for a well-dog visit I discovered that they don't have a dog scale. An assistant picked up my wriggling 100 pound animal, stepped onto a cheap bathroom scale, the vet guessed the weight, then the assistant stepped off, weighed himself, and the vet (Dr. Battle) rounded the numbers and did a quick calculation to estimate the dog's weight. The vet knew nothing of the dogs medical records and airly said "Oh they must be in a pile of paper somewhere" and tried to change the subject. After some prompting he went out, came back in without the dog's card. A few minutes later an assistant came in with the card on which were scrawled the most recent dates of two of the many different immunizations that I maintain on her. I wanted to talk to him about immunizations because my dog has a problem that is common to Weimaraners, that my old vet knew about and agreed was important, and that I have read about in on-line forums. The problem is that if the dog gets too many different vaccinations at the same time her immune system is temporarily weakened and she gets an infection. With Weimaraners it is good practice to split-up the vaccines and give them in 3 or 4 groups of shots a week or so apart to avoid this problem. When I finally made Dr. Battle go get the faxed medical records he clearly had no interest in looking at them. He was horrified that that the vet had sent her complete records and not just her most recent shot record. I realized that 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper would not fit into their index card file and I realized that the only place her records would be going was the wastebasket, save for the two dates that were written on the card. At my prompting, he went through the most recent vaccines, listened to what I had to say, and told me in a roundabout way that he thought this practice was ridiculous and he wouldn't give the dog the vaccinations that way. The worst part was his smug, arrogant, and condescending manner. In general everything there was done fast and sloppy, the place was not well equipped, and the offices didn't look clean to anywhere near the level that I am used to at vet's offices. In my experience, vets have some interest in what their patients owner's have to say. All this guy wanted to do was talk about how smart he is. I have had many animals throughout my life. I have intereacted with some really good dog and cat vets and with one of the leading avian vets in the country. I have never seen an operation like this one. I would never trust my pet to this clinic.

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This is worst vet office I have ever seen or heard about. In addition to being poorly equipped, sloppy and ignorant, they are smug, arrogant and condescending. Their only interest seems to be pumping patients through as quickly as possible and getting paid.
I recently moved to Pittsburgh from another state and I am trying to find a vet for my dog. This place was very close to my home and at the time 2/3 of the on-line reviews were good so I decided to try them. I made an appointment and had my previous vet fax the dog's medical records to them. I got there and was surprised when the woman at the desk scribbled my info and the dog's info onto a card in a marginally legible hand. For over 15 years our vets have always used a computerized system that allows vets to share info with other vets' offices, emergency clinics etc. This place apparently uses an antique system of index cards. I told her that I had spoken to her on the phone an hour ago and that the dogs medical records should be there. When we went into the exam room for a well-dog visit I discovered that they don't have a dog scale. An assistant picked up my wriggling 100 pound animal, stepped onto a cheap bathroom scale, the vet guessed the weight, then the assistant stepped off, weighed himself, and the vet (Dr. Battle) rounded the numbers and did a quick calculation to estimate the dog's weight. The vet knew nothing of the dogs medical records and airly said "Oh they must be in a pile of paper somewhere" and tried to change the subject. After some prompting he went out, came back in without the dog's card. A few minutes later an assistant came in with the card on which were scrawled the most recent dates of two of the many different immunizations that I maintain on her. I wanted to talk to him about immunizations because my dog has a problem that is common to Weimaraners, that my old vet knew about and agreed was important, and that I have read about in on-line forums. The problem is that if the dog gets too many different vaccinations at the same time her immune system is temporarily weakened and she gets an infection. With Weimaraners it is good practice to split-up the vaccines and give them in 3 or 4 groups of shots a week or so apart to avoid this problem. When I finally made Dr. Battle go get the faxed medical records he clearly had no interest in looking at them. He was horrified that that the vet had sent her complete records and not just her most recent shot record. I realized that 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper would not fit into their index card file and I realized that the only place her records would be going was the wastebasket, save for the two dates that were written on the card. At my prompting, he went through the most recent vaccines, listened to what I had to say, and told me in a roundabout way that he thought this practice was ridiculous and he wouldn't give the dog the vaccinations that way. The worst part was his smug, arrogant, and condescending manner. In general everything there was done fast and sloppy, the place was not well equipped, and the offices didn't look clean to anywhere near the level that I am used to at vet's offices. In my experience, vets have some interest in what their patients owner's have to say. All this guy wanted to do was talk about how smart he is. I have had many animals throughout my life. I have intereacted with some really good dog and cat vets and with one of the leading avian vets in the country. I have never seen an operation like this one. I would never trust my pet to this clinic.

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A couple of years ago, Lucy was struck by a car on Western Ave and the Humane Society up the street refused to help her and sent me, thankfully to these great folks! Dr Battle and his staff were calm and cool and handled every detail making sure Lucy would be just fine.. Now she has felt the need to try some rat poison and we make another visit to see the wizard Dr Battle and company again. As always, they were fast in fixing and did not break the bank! I cannot say enough about them and refer everyone I know to Lucy's Uncle Dr Battle, Uncle Brian and the nice girls behind the counter !You GOTTA try them if you are looking for a great vet!

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A couple of years ago, Lucy was struck by a car on Western Ave and the Humane Society up the street refused to help her and sent me, thankfully to these great folks! Dr Battle and his staff were calm and cool and handled every detail making sure Lucy would be just fine.. Now she has felt the need to try some rat poison and we make another visit to see the wizard Dr Battle and company again. As always, they were fast in fixing and did not break the bank! I cannot say enough about them and refer everyone I know to Lucy's Uncle Dr Battle, Uncle Brian and the nice girls behind the counter !You GOTTA try them if you are looking for a great vet!

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I took my male cat there to be altered. He did catch something like kennel cough, since he had to spend the night. He was at death's door, when I took him back, but I was given antibiotics for him and in a day or so, he was just fine. I then took my Himalayan kitten there. Her eyes were running,, she was sneezing, she had ear mites, worms, and fleas. This is how she was when I bought her from the breeder. After a couple of visits, she was rid of all of these problems, and is fine now. The vets are caring and explain everything they are doing and why. I recommend these folks for anyone who loves their pets and want A+ care for them.

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I took my male cat there to be altered. He did catch something like kennel cough, since he had to spend the night. He was at death's door, when I took him back, but I was given antibiotics for him and in a day or so, he was just fine. I then took my Himalayan kitten there. Her eyes were running,, she was sneezing, she had ear mites, worms, and fleas. This is how she was when I bought her from the breeder. After a couple of visits, she was rid of all of these problems, and is fine now. The vets are caring and explain everything they are doing and why. I recommend these folks for anyone who loves their pets and want A+ care for them.

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I've been going to these guys for 7 years now. Dogs and cats both (they wouldn't treat my children...sigh). I've had nothing but excellent service by the caring professionals here. Truly you could hardly do better for your loved pets than to entrust them to the care of Dr. Joe and Staff at Penn Animal Hospital.

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I've been going to these guys for 7 years now. Dogs and cats both (they wouldn't treat my children...sigh). I've had nothing but excellent service by the caring professionals here. Truly you could hardly do better for your loved pets than to entrust them to the care of Dr. Joe and Staff at Penn Animal Hospital.

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I had my dogs ears cropped here and wasn't too happy with the service. They didn't turn out as good as I would have like them to. Their after care for the dog was very poor also. I had a second dogs ears done and took her to NORTH BOROS VETERINARY HOSPITAL. I would recommend taking your dog to here. Their care for the dog was excellent. She came home the same day and didn't have to spend the night. They healed up great and I couldn't be more happy.

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I had my dogs ears cropped here and wasn't too happy with the service. They didn't turn out as good as I would have like them to. Their after care for the dog was very poor also. I had a second dogs ears done and took her to NORTH BOROS VETERINARY HOSPITAL. I would recommend taking your dog to here. Their care for the dog was excellent. She came home the same day and didn't have to spend the night. They healed up great and I couldn't be more happy.

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Penn Animal Hospital is definitely a "first class" hospital. The doctors are friendly, caring and extremely competent. The staff members are friendly and will go the extra mile to answer questions or accomodate appointment times.

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Penn Animal Hospital is definitely a "first class" hospital. The doctors are friendly, caring and extremely competent. The staff members are friendly and will go the extra mile to answer questions or accomodate appointment times.

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My boyfriend has been bringing his lab mix to Penn Animal for about 6yrs, I have only been there with him a few times with the visits.
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I purchased a rescue doberman a few years back and immediately took him to Penn Animal. This is the same vet my family has used for at least 25 years. Dr. Battle warned me that he has many health issues and behavioral issues because he was so badly abused. My doberman was severly under weight and sickly. We honestly did not think that he was going to make it through the next couple of days. After talking with Dr. Battle he showed me how to take care of my dogs wounds and what to feed him. He wanted a follow up visit in 1 week to review his progress if he was still living. Within that week, Dr. Battle called at least twice to check on my dog. We nursed him back to health and my beloved Cesar became healthy and happy. He was very loving and great with children. Unfortunately, 4 years later Cesar was diagnosed with cancer, by the time he was diagnosed there was little that we could do. Dr. Battle again showed sympathy and told me to just love my dog for as long as he is still alive. I made him special food every night and made sure that he was not sleeping on the hard floor. Within 1 month I had to put him down because he stopped eating and would not go out side to do his business. When I took him down to the vet, the front office staff where so considerate and understanding, they allowed me to stay in the exam room for as long as I needed to say my good byes. When Dr. Battle came in the room, I was able to discuss with him whether or not this was proper thing to do. He explained that if Cesar did not get up to go to the bathroom and was not eating than he was suffering. Giving Cesars past we did not want him to sufffer any more than he had to, so I decided that it was time. 3 - 4 days after putting my best friend down I received a sympathy card from Dr. Battle and the staff, showing their condolences. I will alway trust my furry friends with Dr. Battle and Dr. Staud. They know what they are doing.

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Cons: The office and equipment need updated

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If you are not on a budget and you think that your cat/dog is just as valuable to you as a son/daughter, consider paying the astronomical fees of some private vet care. As for public, no appointment required care, this hospital cannot be beat. The Western PA Humane Society and Western Penn Animal hospital are two excellent care facilities in the city of Pittsburgh. The Humane Society is often inundated with caring for strays and surrendered animals and cannot make time for my dogs and cats. West Penn Animal hospital fills that gap and does so with professionalism and care. They keep good records and remind you with mailed out cards when to bring your animal in for shots and checkups. While I agree that the filing system is out of date, it works and my cats and dogs are up to date on immunizations because of it. If the support staff are content using this system and it still works, who cares? The vets themselves are professional and will answer whatever strange questions you have and believe me I have come up with a few. This is a clinic though and do keep in mind that there are a number of people usually waiting behind you who are just as important and probably love their animal just as much as you do. I have always been treated in a professional manner while there as I have treated the support staff with the same respect. I trust them with my three pets and I think that is the most valuable thing I can say here.

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This is worst vet office I have ever been to. In addition to being poorly equipped, sloppy and ignorant, they are smug, arrogant and condescending. Their only interest seems to be pumping patients through as quickly as possible.
I recently moved to Pittsburgh from another state and I am trying to find a vet for my dog. This place is close to home. I made an appointment and had my previous vet fax the dog's medical records. On arrival I discovered that they keep records on index cards instead of the usual computer system that allows data sharing and querying. Neither the woman at the desk or the vet seemed interested in finding the faxed records. After much prompting an assistant found the fax and wrote the dates of two of the dog?s many immunizations on her card. I guess there is no room for a fax in the card file. I feel certain the fax was thrown out after I left. They don't have a dog scale. An assistant picked up my wriggling 100 pound animal, stepped onto a cheap bathroom scale, Dr. Battle guessed the weight, then the assistant put down the dog and weighed himself Many Weimaraners, including mine, get infections if they get too many different shots at the same time. My old vet knew about this and agreed it was a problem with Weimaraners, I have read about it in on-line forums. With Weimaraners it is good practice to split-up the vaccines and give them in 3 or 4 groups of shots a week or so apart to avoid this problem. Dr. Battle listened to what I had to say, and told me in a roundabout way that he thought this was ridiculous and he wouldn't give the dog the vaccinations that way. The worst part was his smug, arrogant, and condescending manner. In general everything there was done fast and sloppy, the place was not well equipped, and the offices didn't look clean to the level that I am used to. In my experience, vets have some more interest in what owner's have to say. I would never trust my pet to this clinic.

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This is worst vet office I have ever been to. In addition to being poorly equipped, sloppy and ignorant, they are smug, arrogant and condescending. Their only interest seems to be pumping patients through as quickly as possible.
I recently moved to Pittsburgh from another state and I am trying to find a vet for my dog. This place is close to home. I made an appointment and had my previous vet fax the dog's medical records. On arrival I discovered that they keep records on index cards instead of the usual computer system that allows data sharing and querying. Neither the woman at the desk or the vet seemed interested in finding the faxed records. After much prompting an assistant found the fax and wrote the dates of two of the dog?s many immunizations on her card. I guess there is no room for a fax in the card file. I feel certain the fax was thrown out after I left. They don't have a dog scale. An assistant picked up my wriggling 100 pound animal, stepped onto a cheap bathroom scale, Dr. Battle guessed the weight, then the assistant put down the dog and weighed himself Many Weimaraners, including mine, get infections if they get too many different shots at the same time. My old vet knew about this and agreed it was a problem with Weimaraners, I have read about it in on-line forums. With Weimaraners it is good practice to split-up the vaccines and give them in 3 or 4 groups of shots a week or so apart to avoid this problem. Dr. Battle listened to what I had to say, and told me in a roundabout way that he thought this was ridiculous and he wouldn't give the dog the vaccinations that way. The worst part was his smug, arrogant, and condescending manner. In general everything there was done fast and sloppy, the place was not well equipped, and the offices didn't look clean to the level that I am used to. In my experience, vets have some more interest in what owner's have to say. I would never trust my pet to this clinic.