Sean Smarick

Sean Smarick, VMD, Diplomate ACVECC

Critical Care, Emergency


  • 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
  • Professional interests include CPR, fluid therapy, critical care ventilation and ICU monitoring
“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.”

Person 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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