Valley Veterinary Associates

Valley Veterinary Associates has been serving clients for over 75 years. We have grown from a small converted house to a state of the art facility designed specifically with your comfort and the care of your pets in mind. While many things have changed over the years, the one thing that has remained consistent is our dedication to providing quality, individualized care and exceptional service to each and every patient and client that we serve.

We are a full service veterinary medical clinic offering wellness, preventative and all stages of life care, from puppies and kittens to geriatrics. We also provide a comprehensive range of surgical, diagnostic and dental care services. Our clean, modern and welcoming facilities feature a vast surgical suite, including dental, and laser therapy and the support of an in-house lab as well as off-site laboratory for whatever ails your pet. We also offer behavior and nutritional counseling to better manage your pet's health and happiness.

Our evening and early Saturday hours also make it easier for families to keep their pets healthy and happy. We have had a long time association with the local animal shelter, and many of our doctors and staff have dedicated their time and resources to help local shelter pets so that they can find a loving family of their own.

At Valley Veterinary Associates, we understand that your pet is a part of your family, and we consider you to be a part of ours. We look forward to welcoming you to our office soon and we hope to be able to serve all of your animal health care needs for many years to come!

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  • Mon. - Thurs. 8am - 7:30pm
  • Fri. 8am - 5pm
  • Sat. 8am - 12pm
  • Closed Sunday - See
  • "More Info" for after hours Emergencies
  • Bethany Finnegan, CVT

    Hospital Manager
    Certified Veterinary Technician 

    Beth is a Pittsburgh native who started as a kennel assistant at a local pet store in 1999. Beth attended Median School of Allied Health Careers (Vet Tech Institute) to obtain a degree in Veterinary Technology and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Beth's career has been blossoming ever since; with experience in general practice, research medicine, and a strong focus on emergency and critical care. She has also engrossed herself in multiple facets of veterinary hospital management and leadership. Beth enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their 5 cats Shammy, Bean, Cpt. Nubs, Tulip (pictured), and Werewolf. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    Median School of Allied Health Careers
    Interests:
    Emergency and Critical Care, Positive Leadership
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  • Dr. Diana Lewis

    Medical/ Hospital Director
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Education:
    The Ohio State University
    Interests:
    Fear Free Handling, Internal Medicine
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  • Dr. Susan Ivy

    Associate Veterinarian 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    The University of Pennsylvania
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  • Dr. Rachael Reith

    Associate Veterinarian 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    University of Mississippi
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  • Dr. Patrick Cotter

    Associate Veterinarian 
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 29, 2018
    Education:
    Ross University- School of Veterinary Medicine
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  • Heather Jablonowski

    Administrative Coordinator 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
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  • Erin Cianflone, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Education:
    Median School of Allied Health Careers
    Interests:
    Surgery and Anesthesia
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  • Stephanie Spiering, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Stephanie joined our VVA Family in November 2018. She graduated from VTI, Pittsburgh in 2011 and started her veterinary career at PVS-EC. She became a credentialed veterinary technician by passing her state boards in April 2012. She currently has 4 Pitbulls, Deuce, Princess Peach, Rockefeller, and Rosie, and 2 cats, Rupert and Selina Kyle. She spends most of her spare time with her son and husband hiking, camping, or just having a lazy day at home watching movies.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute
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  • Natalie Chapman, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Natalie graduated from Sanford Brown Institute in January 2011, and became a Certified Veterinary Technician by passing the VTNE in March 2011. She spent 3 years in practice elsewhere before coming to VVA in January 2014. Natalie has 2 rescue dogs (Bowser & Britta) and 2 cats (Leo & Wallace). When she isn’t hiking with her dogs, she enjoys going to craft breweries and concerts.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Sanford Brown
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  • Joselyn Crissman, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Joselyn joined the VVA team in April 2017. She graduated from Vet Tech Institute, Pittsburgh in December 2013 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician after passing the VTNE in April 2014. Joselyn lives in Kitanning with her husband Jimmy. She has two dogs (Diesel and Titan), two cats (Beaker and Puck), and one rabbit (Ziggy). She enjoys kayaking, camping, reading, and video games.  

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute
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  • Kylie Brown, CVT

    Certified Veterinary Technician 

    Kylie is a 2018 graduate of the Vet Tech Institute, in Pittsburgh. She joined the VVA family in March of 2018 and became a certified veterinary technician by passing the VTNE shortly after. Although Kylie’s time in the veterinary field has been short, she is eager to learn and grow as a technician. Kylie lives with her son, her 2 dogs (Shade & Skittles) and 2 cats (Mia & Carolina). When Kylie is not taking care of your furry loved ones, she enjoys fishing, camping and spending time with her family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute
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  • Christine Buzzard

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
    Education:
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Median School of Allied Health Careers
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  • Chrissia Jonczak

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Sanford Brown
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  • Colette Ciciarelli

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1996
    Education:
    Penn State University, CCAC
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  • Erica Huges

    Veterinary Assistant 

    Erica joined our VVA team in October 2018. She graduated from Median School of Allied Health Careers (Vet Tech Institute) in October 2003 and has worked in 2 other hospitals over the past 13 years. Erica lives in Lower Burrell with her husband, 3 sons, and 2 dogs Piper and Roxy. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping and watching movies.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Education:
    Median School of Allied Health Careers
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  • Hannah Rush

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1981
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  • Kara Keibler

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kara joined the VVA team in October 2018 as a 2016 graduate from Vet Tech Institute, Pittsburgh. Kara has been in the veterinary field for 3 years and has loved every second of it! She has two dogs, Bailee (Chihuahua) and Meesha (Chinese Crested). When she's not taking care of your loved ones, Kara enjoys taking fer dogs for walks, going to concerts, and spending time with family. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute
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  • Michelle Rittko

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    Penn State University
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  • Stephanie Valchar

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
    Education:
    Sanford Brown
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  • Tim Gosetti

    Veterinary Assistant
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Sanford Brown
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  • Amber Cornman

    Customer Service Representative 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
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  • Angie Dougherty

    Customer Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 12, 2018
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  • Danielle Troup

    Customer Service Representative 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
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  • Erin Dickey

    Customer Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 12, 2018
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  • Tashina Fiscus

    Customer Service Representative
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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  • Jessica Spencer

    House Keeping
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
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