THE BIG EASY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

Winner of Readers Gold Choice 2 years in a row.

Medical

 

Surgical

 

Urgent Care

 

Born in New Orleans. Located in Pittsburgh.

In 2005, after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orlean’s, Dr. Aileen Ruiz moved to Pittsburgh not only to rebuild her life, but to open the Big Easy Animal Hospital on July 12, 2010. After operating out of a 2500 square feet facility, Big Easy Animal Hospital expanded to a 15,000 square feet facility in June 2015 just  1 1/2 blocks away from the original location.
Dog Daze and Cafe was added which includes doggy daycare, dog boarding, cat condo boarding and grooming.  Dog Daze will be adding a dog friendly cafe during the fall 2016.   Not only do we provide convenient appointment hours, but we provide walk-in’s for our clients who have busy schedules.  During our business hours, we have the ability to care for all of your pet’s medical needs from routine vaccines to emergency care.   Should a pet need to be transferred to a 24 hour facility, recommendation options will be discussed.

Meet our Staff!

Dr. Aileen Ruiz

Veterinarian/Owner

Becky Frazier

Practice Manager

HOUR OF OPERATION

We are located at
12 McCandless Ave Pittsburgh PA 15201

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Temporary Walk-in Hours

10:00am — 1:30pm

MONDAY-FRIDAY

Appointments Only

2:30pm — 5:30pm

SATURDAY

By Appointment Only

9:00am — 12:00pm

Surgeries will take place on Tuesdays & Fridays (subject to change)

** WALK-IN SERVICES END 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO CLOSE OF BUSINESS*** To schedule an appointment please contact us at (412) 781-8391 or (412) 908-9301* Office hours are subject to change based on availability of doctors.* We accept the following forms of payment:

Cash, Check (with a valid driver’s license), Visa, Mastercard, Discover, Debit card or CareCredit.* If you are a new patient, please have your previous doctor fax your records to our office at 412-781-1591.**If an emergency with your pet occurs after our normal business hours, an after-hour fee will be charged for all emergencies**

Schedule an Appointment

Walk-ins Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, and Friday 
No walk-ins on Saturday.

Appointment times available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday please fill out the form or call to make an appointment

IF YOUR PET REQUIRES URGENT CARE CALL US AT 412-908-9301
IF IT'S AFTER BUSINESS HOURS CALL PVSEC NORTH (412) 366-3400 or PVSEC SOUTH (724) 809-2009 
     

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A pet can bring a lifetime of joy, love, and treasured memories. With those happy moments also comes a special responsibility to care for the needs of your pet. We believe your animal deserves the best veterinary care Pittsburgh has to offer and The Big Easy Animal Hospital takes great pride in making sure your pet is treated like a member of the family. The veterinarians at The Big Easy Animal Hospital combine compassionate care with the latest in medical technology and treatment. Our friendly, experienced staff provides a host of pet care services, including vaccinations, dentistry, grooming, weight management and microchip identification. On our website, you will meet our caring staff, find vital information about our veterinary practice, and learn about our services. Please contact us at 412-908-9301 to talk about your pet’s needs to schedule an appointment, or the advantage of our walk-in hours. We look forward to caring for your furry family memebers.

Dear Valued Clients

During these challenging times, there have been some unforeseen changes at The Big Easy Animal Hospital. I cannot express enough my sincere apology for any inconvenience you have experienced at The Big Easy during these times. As we strive to make the practice safe to protect everyone including you, your family, and our Big Easy team and their families, I’ve decided to make certain changes while we are under this pandemic. These changes will be temporary.

 

Monday through Friday:

Walk Ins will only take place during the hours: 10:00am - 1:30pm Appointments will be scheduled from: 2:30pm – 5:30pm Surgeries will take place on Tuesdays & Fridays (subject to change)

 

Starting Saturday, August 1st

Saturdays will be TECHNICIAN APPOINTMENTS only. These will include boosters, bloodwork, nail trims, certain diagnostics, etc. There will not be a veterinarian on site. While I understand these changes can be inconvenient, I have listed local veterinary clinics that we have contacted and are open to see walk-ins throughout the week and Saturdays as well. For life threatening emergencies that occur outside business hours, please contact the following 24-hour animal hospitals below.

Please, be safe and healthy.

Thank you all for your understanding. -Aileen Ruiz, DVM

 

24 Hour Emergency Care:

 

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center

807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA
(412)366-3400

 

AVETS

4224 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA
(412)373-4200


VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

3610 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA
(412)885-2500


Veterinarians Accepting Walk in Care:

Penn Animal Hospital

2205 Penn Avenue
(412)471-9855
WALK—IN’S—MONDAY THRU FRIDAY from 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM


North Boros Veterinary Hospital

2255 Babcock Blvd
(412)821-5600
WALK-IN’S—MONDAY THRU FRIDAY from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

 

Pittsburgh Premier Veterinary Care

11900 Frankstown Road, Penn Hills
(412)795-1215
WALK-IN’S --- SATURDAY AND SUNDAY from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
MONDAY’S THRU FRIDAY’S, MUST CALL FIRST TO ENSURE WALK-IN AVAILABILITY FROM 7AM – 5:30PM

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