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Every NEW puppy or kitten will receive

a complimentary puppy or kitten kit.

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Patient Care

We recommend annual exams as a minimum to maintain the Doctor/Patient relationship necessary to make the proper recommendations for the well being of your pet.

Medical

We can examine your pet and discuss any medical issues that may be causing your pet to be uncomfortable.  It is important for your pet to be seen so our Doctor can recommend the best course of treatment to have your pet on the road to recovery.

Vaccinations

Proper vaccination is vital in protecting our pets from  many types of diseases . It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks your pet is exposed to based on his environment. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet.

Surgical

From spay and neuter, dental care, and beyond, our surgical team is dedicated to providing the best outcome for your pet’s surgical experience.

Pharmacy

We offer a fully stocked, competitive in-house pharmacy to expedite your medication needs.

Urgent Care

We understand emergencies do happen.  We will do our best to accommodate those “unexpected” situations. We will recommend the best options based on your pet’s specific urgent needs.

At River Valley Veterinary Hospital, we embrace the connection between a pet and an owner. Pets do not simply take up space in our homes, they enrich our lives. They are family and in turn, deserve the absolute best care we can provide.

A Personal Approach

Every time you enter our clinic, we hope you’ll feel comfortable and welcome. We treat every patient like they are our own. We will always take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have. If ever you need, please do not hesitate to ask….. We are here for you and your pet.

Our Beginnings…

River Valley was founded in 2000 by Dr. Linkenheimer and his wife, Kim. River Valley Veterinary Hospital started its journey in a 500 square foot building, and then relocated in 2014, two miles down the road to a 10,000 square foot facility. We are one of the few veterinary hospitals left that is family owned and operated. River Valley Veterinary Hospital proudly serves any canine or feline friend who needs our help. Located in the quaint town of Springdale, we are just minutes away from the Route 28 expressway and the Pennsylvania turnpike. Our surrounding areas include Cheswick, Oakmont, Fox Chapel, Natrona Heights, West Deer, East Deer and Frazer, PA. We’d be grateful to have the opportunity to serve you and your pet! We encourage you to visit our clinic to experience for yourself who we are, and how we can help you and your pet become part of our River Valley Family. Give us a call, we would be happy to give you a personal tour!

Patient Care

We recommend annual exams as a minimum to maintain the Doctor/Patient relationship necessary to make the proper recommendations for the well being of your pet.

Medical

We can examine your pet and discuss any medical issues that may be causing your pet to be uncomfortable. It is important for your pet to be seen so our Doctor can recommend the best course of treatment to have your pet on the road to recovery.

Vaccinations

Proper vaccination is vital in protecting our pets from many types of diseases . It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks your pet is exposed to based on his environment. We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet.

Surgical

From spay and neuter, dental care, and beyond, our surgical team is dedicated to providing the best outcome for your pet’s surgical experience.

Pharmacy

We offer a fully stocked, competitive in-house pharmacy to expedite your medication needs.

Urgent Care

We understand emergencies do happen. We will do our best to accommodate those “unexpected” situations. We will recommend the best options based on your pet’s specific urgent needs.s.

Experienced Veterinarians

Our doctors and staff want you to know you are not alone. We are endlessly committed to granting the longest and healthiest life to your beloved companions. We believe each and every pet is unique. Here at River Valley Hospital, we are devoted to offering the most individualized treatment possible. Each and every patient receives individualized, timely and appropriate care. We believe each and every pet is unique.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Linkenheimer (Owner & Founder)

Dr. Linkenheimer is passionate about helping pets live their best lives. His desire to become a veterinarian began at a very young age. Together with his wife Kim, they opened River Valley more than twenty years ago. Since then thousands of animals have received compassionate and personal care from Dr. Linkenheimer and the team.

Dr. Honse Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Honse has always loved caring for animals. Becoming a veterinarian was a natural fit for her. Dr Honse takes pride in providing the best medical care to her furry patients. She enjoys taking the time to educate pet owners on effective care techniques that provide the best outcome for their pet. 

Dr. Fitzgerald Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Fitzgerald has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She joined River Valley Veterinary Hospital upon graduating and has been here in her dream job. Dr. Fitzgerald enjoys meeting pet owners and their companions every day.

We help by preventing pet health issues and being there for you when your pet needs medical attention.

Our Vision

To be the preferred veterinary hospital and set the standards for client experience in Allegheny county over the next 5 years.

River Valley’s Mission

To provide exceptional medicine and client experience and to maintain healthy pet lifestyles

We Believe In:

  • Compassion: to treat all pets and their people while upholding the veterinarian’s oath
  • Integrity: to perform our duties with pride and self-awareness
  • Dignity: to provide every patient and owner heartfelt respect
  • Honesty: to practice open, truthful, and respectful communication
  • Improvement: to continuously seek improvement in ourselves and our services
  • Teamwork: our ability to support our beliefs while working together
  • Passion: our promise to provide quality services to our clients and their pets
  • Excellence: to strive to become stronger at everything we do
  • Dedication: to provide our services with a sympathetic consciousness
  • Commitment to Clients: to support our beliefs all day… every day

Veterinarian’s Oath

“Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.”

We Love What We Do.

At River Valley Veterinary Hospital we truly find joy and fulfillment in the work we do. Helping pets and their people is our passion.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

Our mission is to provide exceptional medicine for healthy pet lifestyles.

Urgent Care Appointments are Available.

(724) 274-5575

1046 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale PA, 15144

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