Welcome to Our Practice

Your Veterinarian in Bridgeville, PA
Call us at 412-220-9400

Email: [email protected]

Bridgeville Animal Hospital (BVAH,) was incorporated by Joanna Rubin, VMD in October of 2000.  Originally located in Bethel Park, PA and called Bethel Park Animal Hospital, the location was moved in 2005 to make room for the new Lowes, to Bridgeville, PA.  Dr. Rubin graduated in 1997 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  We happily welcomed Krista Morrison, MVB in July of this year who graduated from the University of Dublin's Veterinary School in Dublin, Ireland.

BVAH is a full service animal hospital. Our Doctors see routine exams, less urgent medical problems as well as, surgical, and dental cases. If you have a medical emergency please call our office for instructions.  Our services include, but are not limited to, health certificates, vaccinations, wellness exams, brief ultrasound exams, radiology (both body and dental,) warm laser therapy to expedite healing, treat arthritis and soft tissue injuries.

We are a small veterinary general practice which is designed to be more of a family practice.  We'll know your name, not a number.  It's a warm, inviting environment with a calm feel.  That feeling trickles down to the owners and their pets much of the time.

Browse around and look at our articles. The best veterinary care for animals is on-going nutrition with supplement support if needed and disease prevention. If you want to ask a question call 412-220-9400 or email us and we'll get back to you. Our Bridgeville veterinarian office is very easy to get to, with free onsite parking, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page.

***Although you may contact us via email, please CALL us when requesting or canceling an appointment***

ALSO, you can visit veterinarypartner.com for great information on pet health, behavior, diseases and much more!

At Bridgeville Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Joanna Rubin Bridgeville Veterinarian | Bridgeville Animal Hospital | 412-220-9400

Doctor's hours by appointment only.  We are unable to take walk-in emergencies.

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8:30 AM - 04:00 PM *closed every other Saturday




What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "The staff are super friendly and seem to genuinely care about what they do. The gentlemen vet was very easy to talk to and listened to our concerns about what was going on and treated Jaina with utmost care."
    Heather Collar
  • "I bring both of my rough Collies to Bridgeville Animal Hospital and not only do we absolutely love all the staff and Dr. Aldinger, but our dogs do too! They are professional, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and welcoming. Dr. Aldinger is our absolute favorite and we wouldn’t take our babies to anyone else. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic Veterinarian."
    Sabrina Berkhouse
  • "I am writing to thank Dr. Gimbus. We are not regular patients there - we came to see Dr. Gimbus for laser therapy on my dog's leg. She was able to explain to me the options for Czarina and why surgery might be the best option. We are getting surgery in April and it should fix the problem! Thanks again Dr. Gimbus! If I did not already have a trusted vet, I would certainly bring my dog to the Bridgeville Animal Hospital"
    Czarina Camaioni

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