Hurricane Havrey rescue

The Big Easy was part of an amazing experience on September 4, 2017 by being able to take part in the rescue of shelter dogs from Texas following Hurricane Harvey.

Thank you so much to Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team for coordinating this effort and allowing The BIG EASY Animal Hospital to be involved and help in any way we were able. We had 67 dogs arrive relatively healthy, just a little exhausted. They are now in the care of local shelters and fosters. Thank you to Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center for sending doctors and techs as well. Pittsburgh comes together for animals in need #hurricaneharvey #rescue #animalrescue #texasdogs…/paart-arrives-back-in-pitts…/603183672

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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, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday:
Walk Ins: Check-in starts at 9:45am.There are a limited amount of patients we can accept. Our receptionists will be happy to assist you with options to help guide you and your pet(s).)


Saturday Hours

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



4224 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA

VCA Castle Shannon Animal Hospital

3610 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA

Veterinarians Accepting Walk in Care:

Penn Animal Hospital

2205 Penn Avenue

North Boros Veterinary Hospital

2255 Babcock Blvd



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