About Us

When your pet is sick or injured, Avets is your companion in specialty care. We’re with you every step of the way.

Our new, 19,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility has been built from the ground-up and is home to our growing team of compassionate specialists, doctors, and support staff.

Here’s what you can find at our new facility:

  • Increased exam room space
  • Four advanced Surgery suites
  • Interventional Neurology
  • Brand new, 16-slice computed tomography (CT)
  • 1.5 Tesla MRI
  • Doubled capacity in our new Radioactive Iodine Therapy (I-131) ward
  • Two separate isolation wards
  • A dedicated Critical Care Unit (ICU) to care for our most emergent and critical patients
  • Doubled clinical space to add new specialty offerings, including Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology, and more!
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Avets’ mission is to provide state-of-the-art medicine and compassionate care for pets and the people who love them.

We accomplish our mission by always adhering to our core values of:

  • Providing primary care veterinarians and pet owners with convenient access and open and timely communication. 
  • Treating pets and their owners as if we were in the same situation. 
  • Advancing our medical expertise by continuing to seek and provide knowledge to ourselves and others. 
  • Taking pride and personal responsibility in the details of every task, while working in a team environment of mutual respect. 
  • Providing a clean, comfortable, and well-equipped hospital.

Our History

Through the years, we’ve grown from an after-hours emergency hospital into a nationally recognized emergency, critical care, and specialty center. We’re proud to offer you and your pet an advanced facility staffed by a caring team of top veterinarians and technicians. 

At Avets, we’re with you every step of the way, offering passionate expertise in emergency and specialty care. Our team of board-certified specialists combine their extensive training with Avets’ cutting-edge equipment to address your pet’s advanced surgical, imaging, and medical needs. 

For over 25 years, we’ve provided specialty and emergency care to Western Pennsylvania and the tri-state area at our Monroeville, PA location. We’re always here for you—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Associates (AVEA), an after-hours veterinary emergency clinic in Plum, was founded by a Western Pennsylvania native.


AVEA moved to a nearby independent building on Route 286, transforming into a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility.


AVEA added veterinary specialists and became Avets (Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty). We expanded into a new facility one mile from the Monroeville exits of I-376 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Avets became one of the first 15 hospitals in the country to earn the designation of becoming a VECCS Level 1 emergency and critical care facility.


Avets celebrated 25 years of providing advanced veterinary care to the Western Pennsylvania region.


Avets moved into a brand-new, 19,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility with expanded services and technology.

The Angel Fund

Avets believes there are situations that would be less tragic for pets in our community if financial assistance were available. With this in mind, Avets has aligned with the AVMF’s Veterinary Care Charitable Fund to create The Angel Fund.