Here at Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital, we understand the immeasurable importance of the bond between our clients and their beloved pets. As pet owners ourselves, we promise to give your pet the high level of compassion and professionalism that we’d want for our own pets, treating them like family. Our team is committed to providing small animal companions with personalized care, with consideration to their unique needs. We also keep patient safety and comfort at the forefront, in addition to client education.

Our goal is to equip you with as much information as possible about your pet’s health status and to guide you in making the best decision for him/her. We are dedicated to partnering with you in all of your pets’ care from their youth through their golden years. If you have any questions about our team, give us a call at 412-373-8580.

 

I like coming to NPVH. I always get good care and the doctors truly care about me.
Princess Polly Pipssqueak S.

Dr. Martin has been taking care of my 4 babies (cats) ranging in ages of 7-17 years for 13 years. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for care. Dr. Martin is better than a PCP for care- she doesn’t rush and explains everything to the parents. What is really great is that she is open to new therapies for our pets.
Mary Ann K.

Our Veterinary Team


Dr. Suzanne Martin

Owner

Animals have always fascinated Dr. Martin, and she’s always believed that their unconditional love must be rewarded with compassion, pain relief, and love. This is what led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, a career that has evolved to the point of understanding the need for pain relief at all costs. She established Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital on April 1, 1993, and has enjoyed relieving pain and suffering for pets of various species ever since. She also enjoys working with a phenomenal team that works hard, but still knows how to have fun.

Dr. Martin completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh (BS in chemistry, class of 1984) and Duquesne University (BS in biology, class of 1986), and later earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio University. She also completed continuing education in veterinary acupuncture. Her specialties now include geriatrics, pain management, mobility enhancement, and physical therapy.

Dr. Martin and her husband, Dean, have three sons: Michael, Dean Tyler, and Jeremy. She also has more than a dozen animals at home, including three horses (Junior, Jetta, and Pony), five goats, three chickens, three cats, a dog, a parrot, and a rabbit. In her spare time, she enjoys working around her farm, traveling, and gardening.

Dr. William P. Schessler

Dr. Schessler earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 1995 and joined our team in July of the same year. As one of our associate veterinarians, he loves seeing animals that were once ill and/or in pain recover and lead happy, healthy lives. He is a member of a number of organizations, including the AVMA, YMCA, Knights of Columbus, and PADI. Dr. Schessler shares his home with a dog and two cats. When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time with his three children and running. In fact, he completed the Pittsburgh marathon five times.

Dr. Annette Haggerty

Dr. Haggerty earned her Veterinary Medicine Doctoris from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 and joined our team soon after. She has a special interest in small mammals and is affiliated with the AVMA. She and her husband, Darren, have a son named Henry and a mixed dog named Rudy. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, listening to music, and spending time with family.

Our Staff


Debbie T.

Practice Manager

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Barbie W.

Hospital Manager

Senior Veterinary and Surgery Assistant

Barbie has been with the staff since January 1994. She enjoys interacting with and helping animals while working with hard-working, friendly people who appreciate their jobs as much as she does. She and her husband, Robert, have two daughters named Heather and Christie, a son named Corey, and three grandchildren named Laila, Aiden, and Mason. They also have two pet children: a black lab mix and a cat named Nemo. When she’s not caring for pets at work, she can be found gardening and spending time with her grandkids.

Christie B.

Hospital Manager

Senior Veterinary and Surgery Assistant

Christie has been a member of the Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital staff since June 2002. Her favorite aspect of being a veterinary assistant is that she learns something new every day. She also likes the employees she works with and the fact that they all share the same goal for pets and their owners. Christie is the proud mother of two sons named Aiden and Mason. She also has a pit bull named Reggie.

Jim R.

Hospital Manager

Senior Veterinary and Surgery Assistant

Jim has been part of the Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital team since July 1997. He has always loved animals and helping them get better. It was always a rewarding experience for him. As one of the practice’s senior assistants, he delights in the hands-on experiences he gets with the patients, especially in surgery and performing diagnostics. He also enjoys passing on what he’s learned to others. When he’s not at work, he spends time with his family and his dog Rey. He also loves fishing and camping.

Haley H.

Hospital Manager

Senior Veterinary and Surgery Assistant

Haley joined our team in June 2008. She’s had a passion for animals since she was a little girl. She loves helping them and helping people. As one of the senior techs at Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital, she likes that no two days are the same; she enjoys the diversity that every day brings. Haley is engaged to Chris and has two sons named Jace and Graysen . She also shares her home with an old English bulldog named Paisley, a pit bull/lab mix named Ziva, and five cats named Charlie, Geovanni, Rory, Milo, and Ella. When she’s not at work, she spends quality time with her sons, gardens, and fishes.

Lena C.

Office Manager

Payroll Coordinator

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Shannon E.

Veterinary Technician

Shannon attended the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated in April 2017, a few months after completing her (October to December 2016) externship at Northern Pike Veterinary Hospital.

She loves to help nurse animals back to good health, and considers every day a new learning experience. Each day is a new opportunity for her to expand her knowledge on animal care. Shannon is the happy owner of two dogs named Lilly and Chong.


Liz G.

Veterinary Assistant

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Julie N.

Veterinary Assistant

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Ned N.

Veterinary Assistant

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Maria H.

Veterinary Assistant

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Josh M.

Veterinary Assistant

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Gabriella P.

Veterinary Assistant

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David C.

Junior Veterinary Assistant

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Amanda H.

Receptionist

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Gayle J.

Receptionist

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