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No Ruff Times From Natrona Heights Veterinarians!

At River Valley Veterinary Hospital, being a Natrona Heights veterinarian, 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 full of Natrona Heights veterinarians, 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, a Natrona Heights veterinarian, 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.


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.


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.


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


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.

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.”

Did You Know

Natrona Heights is an unincorporated community in Harrison Township, Allegheny County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located in Western Pennsylvania within the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Statistical Area, approximately 24 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Natrona Heights is home to both the Pittsburgh-Tarentum Campmeeting Association, a Methodist-based camp over 160 years old, and to the Pittsburgh Buddhist Center.

River Valley Veterinary Hospital is conveniently located near this area, so if your pets need a regular checkup or require emergency assistance be sure to contact us, the expert Natrona Heights veterinarians.

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We Love What We Do.

As Natrona Heights veterinarians 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.

1046 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale PA, 15144

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(724) 274-5575

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