Pittsburgh Veterinary Cardiology

807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

(412)366-3400

www.pittvetcardiology.com

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.  

  

Our Talented Support Staff

 

Angela Skonieczny

Angela 

Clinical Supervisor

Angela graduated from the veterinary technician program at Sanford-Brown Institute in 2014.  She worked at a general practice for about a year before finding her home in cardiology.  She has always had a passion for animals and attributes this to the fact she did not have any pets growing up (being the youngest of nine).  While in school, Angela fell in love with a handsome orange tabby who she named Simba. 

When not working, Angela can be found outdoors enjoying activities such as mountain biking, hiking or relaxing by the fireside.   

 

 

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.  

 

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.  

 

 Gwen

Veterinary Assistant

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.  

 

 

Kerri Rowsey

Kerri 

Client services

Kerri graduated from the Pittsburgh High School of The Creative And Performing Arts
in 1995.  She joined the United States Air Force later that year as an active duty military soldier and moved back to Pittsburgh in 2001 to raise her family.  She worked in the human medical field for 11 years before finding her love and passion for animals. She joined the team at PVSEC and worked in client services for the emergency department just shy of 6 years. Kerri joined the Cardiology team in February 2018.

Kerri has been married for 19 years to her husband Mark, and has two children, who are her world.  She also has two rescue Pit Bulls, Scarlett and Chance (her little Tripawd) who are both currently blood donors and the biggest cuddle bugs in the world.  She loves spending time with her family from taking road trips to hiking in the woods or anything that gets them out and moving.

 

 

Practice Manager

 

Karen Marder

Karen, BS, CVT

Practice Manager