4224 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA 15146


Specialty and 24-Hour Emergency Pet Care

Sean Smarick, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC

Avets | Dr. Sean Smarick

Sean Smarick, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC


  • Pre-Veterinary Education, Penn State University 1983-1986; Temple University School of Pharmacy, 1986-1987
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 1991
  • Residency in Emergency and Critical Care, University of California, 2003
  • ACVECC Board Certification, 2003 What is the ACVECC Board Certification?

Professional Experience

  • AEC, Milwaukee, WI, 1991-1992
  • Chief of Staff, Animal Emergency Clinic, California, 1992-1993
  • Original Emergency Veterinarian, Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Associates, Plum, PA, 1994
  • Hospital Director when Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Associates relocated to Monroeville and expanded to Avets, 2005
  • Guest Scientist, Safar Center for Resuscitation Research at the University of Pittsburgh, 1996-2000
  • Published in veterinary textbooks and in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and Resuscitation
  • Lectures at national conferences such as the International Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Symposium, North American Veterinary Conference and Western Veterinary Conference
  • Has worked in the veterinary ICUs of the University of California, University of Pennsylvania and Murdoch University in Perth, Australia
  • WPVMA, PVMA, VECCS and AVMA member
  • Co-chair of the post arrest domain as well as serving as one of a dozen authors for the CPR guidelines in veterinary medicine <RECOVER>
  • Professional interests include CPR, fluid therapy, critical care ventilation and ICU monitoring

Avets | DR. Sean Smarick

"Since my favorite part of being a veterinarian is saving a pet's life, I founded Avets to provide Emergency and Specialty Care to my home of Western Pennsylvania."

Personal Interests

Outside of Avets, Dr. Smarick can be found enjoying the outdoors and spending time with his family, which includes a rescued Aussie Shepherd, a Border Collie and a couple of cats.

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