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Pleasant valley veterinary clinic

211 east mcmurray road
Canonsburg, PA 15317
724-941-5484
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User Reviews (45)

  • 1. STAY AWAY PLEASE!!! For your animals own safety

    by: olcyck

    The receptionists appear to have NO training at all. They do not communicate anything. Same with the technicians. They do seem knowledgable at all. All patient information is available to anyone in the office via a 100% unsecure touch sceren computer. One is able to look up anyone's information. Money is charged without consent and then dismissed as "too bad" by the receptionists.

    Pros

    NONE

    Cons

    Receptionists, techs have no experience

  • 2. Great vetsand staff

    by: mequine

    Dr. Jim Carmichael and rest of vets are great. I even like his staff. They have always squeezed me in if my dog had a problem. Very nice and professional.

    Pros

    Always have helped my animals

    Cons

    I have none

  • 3. Wonderful Service

    by: alw157

    The care and attention we have received at this clinic has been absolutely wonderful. The doc went above and beyond to find answers to help up with our pet and he also listened to our concerns and questions. \n\n\n

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, caring staff

    Cons

    Cost is the only thing I can think of, but it was not out of the normal range. Not really a con here

  • 4. Best in the area

    by: TomNorts

    I've been using this vet clinic for years, and it's been working great at treating my dogs to any health problems they may come by, as well as helping me remember to schedule a checkup for each of them. Just recently one of my dogs had to get a tooth pulled there, and they put her to sleep through the process. When I picked her up she was still pretty woozy, so they helped both me and my dog by carrying her to the car!\n\nThanks guys!

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, experienced staff

    Cons

    Expensive

  • 5. PVVC is the best in the area

    by: scliconti

    We have been taking our llaso apso and our terrier there for several years. We are very pleased with PVVC. We find the staff to be very caring and to be thorough when your pet is having a problem. The staff is also very knowledgable about prescribing the right nutrition for your pet.

    Pros

    great place - highly recommend

    Cons

    none

  • 6. Best Place Around

    by: RookieCowgirl

    I've worked for this clinic as a volunteer for two summers now, and they are a wonderful place. The animals are well taken care of (yes, even behind the scenes) and the customers and staff are treated extremely well. The well-being of the animals takes #1 priority, which is a hard find in clinics these days.

    Pros

    knowledgeable and friendly staff, quality care, peace of mind

    Cons

    ....none that I can think of

  • 7. Best Vets around

    by: SEWC

    My neighbor recommended PVVC a few years ago, as she has been going there for many years. It's been four years for me now, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. \n\nDr. Carmichael (the elder) has set the standard for all vets and veterinary practices. His son (Dr. Brad) and the other vets there are wonderful, we've seen all of them at one time or other. Dr. Jones has been great with our Aussies, as she is a big Australian Shepherd fan, having had them herself, so she really knows the breed. \n\nDr. Carmichael is special. He treated our ailing cat, Pepe, for months, even calling us to check on him and worrying about him. We received a sympathy card when Pepe died. \n\nThe staff and the vets show genuine concern toward us and our pets. They keep up on all of the latest treatments, and discuss everything in terms that we understand. They are conveniently located at Donaldson's Crossroads and have an attached boarding facility.

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, extremely kind and compassionate

    Cons

    None

  • 8. The Best Vets Ever!

    by: armtam6

    I have had several vets over the years. Pleasant Valley came highly recommended to me. I have been with them for 2 1/2 years now. I would not think of going anywhere else! My dogs actually get excited when they hear the doctors voices!\r\n

    Pros

    Great hours...can accomodate everyone!

    Cons

    None

  • 9. Caring professionals

    by: crb

    Dr. Carmichael and his assistants have taken care of my pets for years. They provide top-notch care. Owners can rest assured their pets are receiving the best care available in the area.

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, caring, professional

    Cons

    none

  • 10. good place

    by: Chewie927

    My sister-in-law uses this vet clinic for her dog and loves it. SHe tells me the doctor is kind, caring and knoweable. Her dog was recently diagnosed with diabetes. This doctor and clinic has helped him so much. He must take shots to control the diabetes and they nonitored her dog until the right amount of medication was found. The dog is doing well.

    Pros

    good place

    Cons

    none

  • 11. My pets get their check-ups there.

    by: grazboys

    My pets get their check-ups there. They know a lot. They have good service. Could be a little cleaner, but not much.

    Pros

    They know a lot. They have good service.

    Cons

    Could be a little cleaner, but not much.

  • 12. Health Care

    by: Torboli

    This is my second Westie that I have trusted the care of these Doctors. They are very pleasant, knowledgeable and the supporting staff have been terrific - especially Susan W.

    Pros

    Tremendous Service

    Cons

    None

  • 13. We love Pleasant Valley

    by: Babette1Bazel

    We got our babies a year ago and we knew from word of mouth that the best vet in the area was Pleasant Valley. We love all the doctors, but are found of Dr. Brad. They are all so down to earth and helpful. The pups don't mind going!!

    Pros

    So helpful and definately love animals

    Cons

    none

  • 14. Compassionate staff

    by: rmgrncr

    Our pets have been cared for by Dr Carmichaels and his staff for many years. We have found them to be very compassionate in helping with aging pets.

    Pros

    compassionate, helpful and friendly vets and staff

    Cons

    none

  • 15. Great place!

    by: ejhrabik

    We've recently switched to using PVVC and we really like them. They have been extremely accomodating when we had a very sick kitten and were truthful about the prognosis.

    Pros

    Vets are great!

    Cons

    Some office check in staff are not nice

  • 16. Wonderful!!!

    by: beccalee8

    We have been going to this vet for many many many years. My grandmother, my mother and i take our pets here and always have. George is the sweetest. They are clean, very friendly and caring. When our 15 year old irish setter Molly got sick we were filled with greif. We took her in all the time to get blood work done, xrays, medicine, the whole bit. We brought her in unannounced and they made time for her and were always accepting and friendly. We found out that she wasnt going to get any better and needed to be put down. We avoided the vets office for a weeks. We ignored th phone calls. George would call and check on her and kept trying to talk us into letting her go. Finally one afternoon George arranged a house vist and put Molly to sleep in her favorite blanket in the comfort of our own living room. I would never take my pets any where else.

    Pros

    clean. friendly.

    Cons

    NONE

  • 17. The best vet around!!!

    by: nwitzel

    PVVC has taken great care of my westie. The Dr. went above and beyond to help fix my westie's stomach issues. They have an answering service which the vet calls back within 5 mins!!!I love this clinic and the staff!!!

    Pros

    The Doc's go above and beyond!

    Cons

    None

  • 18. best in the area

    by: drmitch

    We have had pure bred Bassett hounds for over 22 years and tried several vets in the south hills area. We are very happy with Drs and staff at Pleasant Valley. Very thorough and caring and communicate well

    Pros

    thorough and caring

    Cons

    none

  • 19. Great Place for Animal Care

    by: nrsucevich

    My family has been going to this vet since before I was born. I now take my cat and our three labs their still till this day. The staff is wonderful especially Dr. Carmichael. They have been so loving and caring towards our animals and have always been straight forward with us in the good and bad situations. They will try their hardest to fight for your animals life and be there for you when they've passed. They are truly angels on earth.

    Pros

    The Staff and Service is loving and caring.

    Cons

    none

  • 20. Great Vet Service

    by: spazzybear

    They are great at Pleasant Valley - I have been going there since I got my first dog about 18 years ago. They have always treated us well. I even have had to call after hours (midnight) and the vet called back within 5 minutes and determined I could wait till first thing in the morning and squeezed me in first appointment.

    Pros

    Fast Appts, Great Staff, Excellent Drs

    Cons

    Haven't run into any yet

  • 21. Very accessible

    by: Rcourtad

    No matter when I have called they will squeeze me in to see me as soon as possible. Very thorough vet office and the staff is always so pleasant.

    Pros

    Always very courteous and have always found time to see our dogs

    Cons

    seems to be more expensive than other vets

  • 22. Went to this Vet for 16 yrs.

    by: stevier

    Took our Bichon to this office for all of her years. Everyone was very kind and helpful. \r\nThey always had time to answer any questions and took good care of your pet. I would recommend anyone to go here. The offices are always spotless and smell fresh. The appointments are made so you don't have to wait long to see the vet. Our little girl was kept healthy all of her years because of Pleasant Valley Vets.

    Pros

    Very caring

    Cons

    None

  • 23. Great Vet Clinic

    by: eschborn

    I have been using this clinic for many,many years. \r\nThe staff is very caring and and always related to my pets. I can only recommend this clinic.

    Pros

    absolutely responsive and caring

    Cons

    none

  • 24. Always Great!

    by: chrisb24

    PVVC has always been a great vet for us. We've had both our dog and cat regularly scheduled at the vet, and have never had any problems. The doctors have been knowledgable and caring and the staff has been helpful! The facilities have always been kept in the best of condition. Definitely recommended!

    Pros

    Very convenient location - staff is always helpful and courteous

    Cons

    none

  • 25. Good Care

    by: janisd

    We started going to Dr. Carmichael after our dog had surgery for cancer. He was extremely helpful and compassionate in a situation that was painful for our family.\nHe was always willing to answer questions and try anything we could to help our beloved dog.\nWhen we adopt again, we will definitely be going back to Pleasant Valley.

    Pros

    efficient, knowledgeable, caring

    Cons

    none

  • 26. best vet!

    by: willowgirl

    i actually used to work at this vet, and can say that they are genuinely concerned about the lives of every pet that walks through the door... they take so good care of my current cat willow, and they were so concerned for our sheltie that passed away a few years ago. i would never go to another vet!!!

    Pros

    awesome vets, great knowledge of conditions, friendly

    Cons

    none

  • 27. great staff

    by: marie9

    I have been taking my pets here for 12 years and dont have a bad word to say

    Pros

    close to home,family run

    Cons

    nothing

  • 28. STAFF & SERVICES

    by: 84DOGLOVER

    I'VE USED THIS CLINIC FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS AND WILL NOT EVER CHANGE ... THE ENTIRE STAFF LOVE THE ANIMALS AS MUCH AS WE DO ... THEY GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HELP ANY INJURED PET.

    Pros

    GREAT STAFF & DOCTORS

    Cons

    NONE

  • 29. Dr Carmichael Has a Solid Reputation

    by: corky1999

    I don't use this vet but I hear many people who do and they all speak very highly of both the Drs Carmichaels. In this area, if you are looking for a smaller practice, this seems to be the place to go. They have a reputation of being caring and connected to their patients. And accessible in urgent situations.

    Pros

    Lots of GoodThings About the Drs Carmichaels

    Cons

    None Aware Of

  • 30. PVVC is the best

    by: karenhassinger

    I've been going to PVVC for over 20 years and we love it. I've had many pets over these years and have always trusted Dr. Carmichael's opinion. In fact we have even left our dogs in the attached kennel when vacationing.

    Pros

    Staff, location, cleanliness

    Cons

    Interns that are only there for a few months

  • 31. BEST AROUND

    by: ztT4MP24927965

    Having been a client of theirs for some 25 years I suppose says it all. They provide all the neccessay services needed including a kennel in which to leave my friends when I vacation. Ray Black

    Pros

    Provides terrific caring service

    Cons

    none

  • 32. Best in the area

    by: Cabletechs

    Each visit show's how much they care about your pet as much as you do.

    Pros

    Hour's that they are open are great for everybody that work's.

    Cons

    None

  • 33. The best vets!!!

    by: christie0320

    I have taken both of my dogs here and think it is a great place they take such care and have great Doctors.

    Pros

    The have a 24 hour answering service

    Cons

    none

  • 34. I love this Vet!

    by: crazyforpets

    We just moved here in June from Ohio. It is very scary finding new doctors for people and pets. I feel very blessed to have found Dr. Carmichael. He is fabulous! My kitten was neutered and declawed last week. He has not been himself so I had to call Dr. Carmichael on a Sunday evening. He met me at the office right away, and again on Monday morning when my kitten wasn't feeling any better. Not only did he take great care of Crosby, but he made me feel better too!

    Pros

    Treats my pets and me well!

    Cons

    Can't think of any!

  • 35. Recommend to anyone

    by: clbgraycoat

    They have taken good care of not only my cat, who has diabetes, but also takes good care of my friends chihuahua. They keep me up on the latest and I can call and make appointment just about any time and at hours convient to me.

    Pros

    They take very good care of pets and have a shelter when needed

    Cons

    parking lot is crazy sometimes

  • 36. Great Job!

    by: brandyleigh

    My 19month old lab has epileptic siezures. They are always there to help or answer any of my million questions. On a few occasions I had to call after hours and the doctor on call called back very quick.\r\nThey have a friendly and caring staff. It's always a pleasure dealing with them.

    Pros

    They are always willing and able to get my "baby" in, close to home, knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    parking when they are busy

  • 37. Wouldn't go anywhere else

    by: Adidas1025

    This has been our family vet since my mother was a child. The entire staff treats our pets as their own. We have had some animal emergencies in the past and PVVC has never turned us away in the time of need. It is a wonderful, wonderful vet clinic!

    Pros

    Caring staff

    Cons

    nothing

  • 38. THE BEST VET CLINIC AND KENNEL IN THE AREA

    by: marym

    I HAVE ALWAYS USED PLEASANT VALLEY VET CLINIC AND KENNEL I HAVE LIVED IN THE AREA FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND I WOULD NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE. VETS AND STAFF ARE VERY KIND AND THE CLINIC AND KENNEL ARE ALWAYS VERY CLEAN. THE STAFF IN THE KENNEL TREATS MY PETS AS IF THEY WERE THEIR OWN AND THE VETS ALWAYS ARE ON HAND IF YOU NEED THEM. I HAVE ALWAYS FELT COMFORTABLE LEAVING MY PETS IN THEIR CARE.

    Pros

    THEY HAVE A KENNEL ON PREMISES WITH A VET ALWAYS AVAILABLE

    Cons

    NONE

  • 39. Wonderful Place!

    by: tracygates

    Dr. Carmichael is fabulous! The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended

    Pros

    Knowledgeable

    Cons

    None

  • 40. Compassionate vets

    by: Janetray

    Have 3 dogs attended by Pleasant Valley for the past 10 years. Never had a problem.

    Pros

    Knowledgeable & compassionate vets

    Cons

    None

  • 41. Vet services

    by: lgoss

    Always able to see me and my pets when needed. Sometimes a long wait after your appointment time. Good vet care in general.

    Pros

    convenient location

    Cons

    none

  • 42. I love this place

    by: shleedawg

    Dr. Carmichael is wonderful. When my cat was an avid hunter I would bring in all types of injured squirrels and chipmunks and baby bunnies and they gladly kept them and nursed them back to health for me. They are wonderful people there!

    Pros

    Great w/ all different types of animals

    Cons

    Hard to get an appt

  • 43. Awsome place.

    by: brooksmom92

    I have been going here for over 30 years and would not go anywhere else. The staff is great. Very friendly and concerned about you and your pet. I have recommend many friends to them after not being happy with their vet. They love them, too. Highly recommended.

    Pros

    Always available.

    Cons

    none

  • 44. Good practice

    by: LaurenS

    This is where we take our dog. She's been going there for years. The location is really convenient (route 19). They do have a really nice facility, and the staff is good. I have a few friends who go here too and like it a lot. Some of the vets are better than others, though.

    Pros

    friendly and knowledgable

    Cons

    can be hard to schedule new patients

  • 45. Wonderful Practice

    by: angela82

    This practice is great...I have 3 dogs each with different health issues and each on different food and I always have a question or need them to be seen. They are always available and take wonderful care of my animals.

    Pros

    great care

    Cons

    not 24 hours