Meet Our Team

The Doctors and Staff at Bridgeville Animal Hospital

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  • Joanna Rubin, VMD

    Joanna Rubin, VMD is founder and owner of the practice. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Rubin’s interests are broad, enjoying all aspects of small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery, with a special interest (and love for,) the senior and geriatric patients.

  • Alexandra Bishop, DVM

    Alexandra Bishop, DVM is a Pittsburgh native. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022 after completing her undergraduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. She is passionate about feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and preventative care. She lives with her husband Andrew, and 3 beloved rescue cats, Calla, Leo & Oscar.

  • Joanna Kopec - Senior Veterinary Technician

    Joanna has been a technician since 2004. She has been with BVAH since 2013. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family, 3 cats, traveling, hiking, and is currently in school studying health coaching and nutrition.

  • Alexis Rahimzadeh - Senior Veterinary Technician

    Alexis graduated from Median School(now known as The Vet Tech Institute) in 2005. She worked in the Vet Emergency field for 2 years and is a licensed VetTech. She has been with BVAH since 2015. Alexis enjoys spending time with her family(2 kids & a husband) and in her spare time she enjoys shopping, botox and working out.

  • Sara Ford - Senior Veterinary Technician

    Sara graduated from VTI and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician at BVAH since 2013.  Sara enjoys the challenge of handling fractious cats. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family & friends, especially her son Roman.

  • Breanna Staggers - Senior Veterinary Technician


  • Cassidy Vertullo, Veterinary Assistant


  • Abby Bazala - Veterinary Assistant

    Abby is born & raised in Pittsburgh. Graduated from South Fayette High School. Abby enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She also enjoys cooking and traveling.

  • Nadiya Bowman-Veterinary Receptionist

    Bio coming soon!

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

Recommended After Hour Emergency Facilities

PVSEC (North) (412) 366-3400
807 Camp Horne Rd • Pgh, PA 15237

PVSEC (South) (724)809-2000
1535 Washington Rd Washington, PA 15301

Med Vet (724) 717-2273
2810 Washington Road, McMurray, Pa 15317


Our Location

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:30 am-7:00 pm


8:30 am-7:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


Saturday(every other) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm