Ashley Smith, DVM
Dr. Ashley Smith has been a practicing veterinarian at Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital since 2012. Originally from Moundsville, West Virginia, her passion for veterinary medicine led her to Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Smith then headed south to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Tuskegee, Alabama where she earned a DVM degree in 2010. After graduation she practiced at the Banfield in Peachtree City, Georgia where she quickly became the lead doctor.
Dr. Smith has special interests in dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and parasitology. She currently resides in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania with her family. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her husband and newborn son and their “fur kids” - a golden retriever Abby, and three cats Oscar, Kayli, and Tux.
In her spare time, she also enjoys movies, reading, and traveling. Dr. Smith values the close relationships she has built with her clients and their pets and looks forward to continuing to provide the best medical care possible.
Madeline Leidy, DVM
Dr. Madeline Leidy grew up in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Science from Delaware Valley College. She then received a DVM degree from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Leidy completed a year-long rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson in Arizona. Since then, she has worked in the Pittsburgh area in emergency practice, as well as small animal general practice. Dr. Leidy's special interests include emergency medicine, wound management, surgery, and ultrasound.
In her free time, Dr. Leidy enjoys weight training, snowboarding, boating and anything that involves water, and spending time with her "fur kids". She has two dogs, Tonka and Penelope, as well as three cats, Monster, Link, and Marshall.
Darah Himmelhoch, BVSc
Dr. Darah Himmelhoch grew up in Fox Chapel and still resides there today. She attended Swarthmore College for undergraduate studies before heading abroad to veterinary school at the University of Melbourne in Australia, where she earned a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) with Honors. Dr. Himmelhoch also has an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (now called the Booth School of Business).
Prior to joining us, Dr. Himmelhoch practiced at Kenora Veterinary Hospital in Kenora, located in far Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Her special interests are internal medicine, surgery, and ophthalmology. She also had a pet sitting business in the Fox Chapel area and previously worked at a marine mammal rehabilitation center in Southern California, where she helped rehabilitate elephant seals, California sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins and whales in order to return them to the wild.
Address / Hours
171 Green Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
P: (412) 203-4253
F: (412) 653-6344
Senior Pet Care Seminar
Join us on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm for a FREE talk about senior pet care! Our very own Dr. Leidy will be discussing all of the common concerns relating to dogs and cats over the age of 7, and providing tips for keeping them happy and healthy. Light refreshments will also be served.
When: Thursday, June 21st at 7:00pm
Where: Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital
171 Green Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Who: Dr. Madeline Leidy
What: Discussion on Senior Pet Care
Please RSVP by calling us at (412) 655-8710. We hope to see you there!
Walk-Ins Now Available
We are now accepting Walk-Ins for regular or sick vet visits.*
Convenient for your schedule, without the hefty emergency charges at other locations. Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
These hours are in addition to our Urgent Care hours by appointment and regular Hospital Hours.
*A short wait time can be expected for walk-in appointments, we will see you between our regularly scheduled appointments. In the event that your pet has an emergency and has to be made a priority over our other patients, a fee will be applied.
Please call us at 412-655-8710 if you have any questions.
Heartworm Prevention Raffle
Enter our raffle from May 1-31, 2018 for a chance to win a $50 Giant Eagle gift card!
When you buy six months of Interceptor Plus, get one raffle ticket. When you buy 12 months of Interceptor Plus, you will get 3 raffle tickets!*
Please call us at 412-655-8710 for more info.*Your pet must be current on their physical exam to be eligible. This promo is valid for the month of May 2018.
We are now Offering the Canine Influenza Vaccine
To better protect your dog and make prepping your pet for a boarding stay more convenient for you, we are now carrying the Canine Influenza Vaccine (H3N2/H3N8).
Please call us today at 412-655-8710 to schedule your dog's vaccination and ensure your pet gets the best protection available.
Introducing Feline Fridays
Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital is pleased to introduce a program just for our feline clients. We know that going to the vet can be stressful for both you and your cat.
Now, on the first Friday of every month, we will have feline-exclusive appointments from 8:40 am-11:40 am.*
We hope that this will create a more relaxing environment for your pet and make their experience with us just a little more enjoyable. All cats who have appointments on Feline Friday will also receive a complimentary gift!
Space is limited, so please make an appointment by calling a member of our team at (412) 655-8710. We look forward to seeing you and your feline friend soon!
Pleasant Hills Pet Hospital's Dedicated Team
Pet Health Articles & Tips
We'd like to share these articles and tips on important pet health topics with clients and fellow pet parents. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about your companion animal's health and well-being, please give us a call at (412) 655-8710.