Pittsburgh Veterinary Cardiology

807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412)366-3400

www.pittvetcardiology.com

 

The Pittsburgh Veterinary Cardiology Team

  

Our Doctors


 

Dr. Eva Sikorska

Eva Sikorska

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Eva Sikorska received her undergraduate degree in animal science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 2002. While she was pursuing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Dr. Sikorska had the privilege of working in the cardiology laboratory with one of the founding fathers of veterinary cardiology, Dr. Hamlin, and it was here that her love for everything cardiology began. Following veterinary school, she went on to complete a rigorous 13-month rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her residency in cardiology at MedVet associates in Columbus, Ohio and received her board certification in 2007. Dr. Sikorska is also a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Sikorska enjoys both interventional cardiology and management of chronic cardiac disease and heart failure. She aims to better the life of her patients and provide clients with knowledge and understanding regarding the various disease processes.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two little boys participating in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, skiing, and boating.

 

  

Dr. Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson

VMD, MSc, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Dr. Anderson was born and raised in the south hills of Pittsburgh. She attended Duquesne University on a volleyball scholarship and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Health Management Systems. Thereafter, she earned her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and, in the year that followed, completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center. Dr. Anderson subsequently moved to Prince Edward Island in Canada where she completed a residency in veterinary cardiology as well as a Masters of Science degree at Atlantic Veterinary College.  She achieved board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (cardiology) in 2013.

Among Dr. Anderson’s professional interests are the diagnosis and management of acquired heart disease, anti-arrhythmic interventions including pacemakers, and interventional procedures for congenital heart disease.  She’s participated in clinical research in biomarkers for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in cats and authored chapters about pericardial effusion and feline arrhythmias in several textbooks. She’s also an active mentor on her hospital’s Internship Committee and participates in continuing education opportunities for colleagues.  

Outside of work, her interests include fitness and sports, live music, reading non-fiction, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Anderson shares her home with her husband and five rescue pets: two cats, a beloved Newfoundland, a handsome yellow Lab, and a goofy retriever mix.  

Danielle Brown, DVM

Cardiology Resident

Dr. Danielle Brown was born and raised in Maryland. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She then attended the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated as the valedictorian of her class in 2016 with a degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. During her first year out of vet school, she worked as a general practitioner at the Animal Medical Hospital in Glenwood, MD. She realized cardiology was her favorite part of veterinary medicine, so in 2017, she accepted a position as a rotating intern in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD. Following completion of this internship, she moved to Ohio for a year-long cardiology internship at MedVet Cincinnati. She was offered a position as this hospital's first cardiology resident and fulfilled the majority of her residency requirements at MedVet before moving to Pennsylvania to complete her requirements with Dr. Sikorska and Dr. Anderson at Pittsburgh Veterinary Cardiology. She is very excited to join their team! 

Dr. Brown's special interests in cardiology include feline cardiomyopathies, interventional procedures, and management of congestive heart failure. She strives to maintain the best quality of life possible for her patients. 

When not at work, Dr. Brown prioritizes spending time with her family and friends above all else. She lives with her husband and her two kitties, and she enjoys eating sushi, doing yoga, and taking trips with loved ones. 

   

  

Our Talented Support Staff


  

Brittany Jones

Brittany, CVT

Patient care

Brittany has always expressed a love for animals.  Even at a young age, she was an active participant in 4-H.  When she moved to Pittsburgh, Brittany made the decision to devote her career to her passion.  She attended Sanford-Brown Institute, graduated in 2012 and obtained her veterinary technician certification in 2016.  Prior to joining the cardiology team in 2014, Brittany worked as a veterinary technician at the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center.  It was at that time that she also cared for previous fighting dogs who were being rehabilitated.  

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time outdoors with family, friends and her two lovable pitbull mixes Alley and Oscar. 

 

 

Devon Giancola

Devon, CVT

Patient care

Devon graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh in 2015 and became a certified technician in 2016.  She worked at a general practice for two and a half years before joining the cardiology team in 2017.

In her spare time, Devon enjoys playing volleyball, kayaking, fishing and spending time with friends, family and her pets. Devon has two dogs, a handsome Siberian husky named Beau and a lovable Labrador named Flint.  She also has three cats, Smokey, Mama and Chubby.

 

 

Kylee Kelley

Kylee, CVT

Patient care

Kylee studied at the Vet Tech Institute and became a certified technician in 2014.  She joined the neurology team at PVSEC in 2014 where she gained a great deal of experience.  Her interest in cardiology was sparked when her cat Gannon was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect and she joined the cardiology team in 2018.  

Kylee has two scruffy dogs named Willow and Aldo in addition to three cats, Gannon, Miles and Dax.  She enjoys being outside, hiking with her dogs, kayaking, boating, horseback riding and spending time with friends and family.  

 

 

Dayna

Patient care

Dayna graduated from the former median school of allied health careers in Pittsburgh. After years in general practice and being an instructor in the veterinary field, she joined the PVSEC family in 2000 before joining the cardiology team in 2019. 

When not at work, Dayna enjoys golfing and traveling with her wife Joanne and biking with her grandchildren. She loves spending time with family and friends and her beloved Mal-Shi “Molly” and cockapoo nephew “Webber”

Haley, CVT

Patient care

Haley has always had a love for animals. In high school she began working at a dog kennel and that is where she decided she wanted to pursue her dream of working with animals. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute in Pittsburgh in 2011, and became a certified technician in 2012. She worked at a general practice for nine and a half years, and spent a brief amount of time at another specialty facility before joining the cardiology team in 2021.

In her spare time, Haley enjoys spending time outdoors, attending concerts and Pittsburgh sporting events as well as spending time with her fiancé, family and friends. Haley also enjoys spending as much time as she can with her 3 cats – Chaplin, Max and Suki.

Ben Sokol

Ben 

Veterinary Assistant

Ben has always had a passion for working with animals.  He started in the animal field in 2002 after graduating from high school.  He has worked throughout the pet industry in a boarding facility, doggy daycare and a kennel. Prior to joining the cardiology team in 2013, Ben worked at the Humane Society.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and twin boys.  He loves to visit zoos, go to the movies and is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan.  He has a cattle dog/corgi mix named Pongo and four cats named Addy, Snuffy, Hobbes and Homer.  His hobbies also include woodworking which can be viewed throughout the hospital.  

Veronica Greene

Veronica 

Scheduling coordinator/client services

Veronica served in the United States Army for eight years before beginning her eleven year career in client services.  She was an office manager at a general practice in Alabama for three years prior to moving back to Pittsburgh to be with family.  Veronica joined the team at PVSEC in 2017 and became the scheduling coordinator fro cardiology in 2018.  

When not at work, Veronica can be found spending time with her fiance and two young children as well as her two dogs and four cats.  She also enjoys reading, yoga and travelling in her spare time.  

 

 

Andie

Client services

Born and raised in Shadyside, Andie grew up in a family where love for nature, and respect for other living beings was ingrained into her. Although the "green thumb gene" isn't quite as strong, she loves plants and animals alike. Andie's love of animals led her to Western School of Health & Business where she became a Veterinary Technician in 2008. Aside from dogs and cats; she has worked with mice, rats, guinea pigs, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, birds, frogs, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. She has also had a menagerie of pets including fish, frogs, toads, crayfish, chinchillas, rabbits, cats, dogs, and even raised baby chicks. She has special interests in client and humane education, nutrition, and wellness care/disease prevention.

Andie is the resident 'Doxie lover', and has been the 'mother' of many dachshunds. Currently, she lives with a miniature Dachshund named Beans Weiner, and a Shih-Tzu/terrier mix named Ginger Blossom. Together, they enjoy spending time hiking trails and occasionally terrorizing the local pet stores. 

 

Practice Manager


 

Karen Marder

Karen, BS, CVT

Practice Manager