Pittsburgh Veterinary Dermatology

807 Camp Horne Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237



Dermatology Doctors


Sandra Sargent

Dr. Sandra Sargent is a native of Beaver County. She received a BS in Animal Science from West Virginia University and her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota in 1992. She spent 11 years in private practice in central and eastern Pennsylvania before completing a three-year residency specializing in veterinary dermatology at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Sargent passed a rigorous examination and achieved board certification in veterinary dermatology in August 2006. Her special interests include diseases of the ear canal and equine dermatology. She has authored several publications and has spoken at numerous continuing education seminars.

Dr. Sargent spends her free time breeding, showing and competing in field trials with her Brittanys, and riding her Tennessee Walking Horse.

Ashley E. Detwiler

Dr. Detwiler is a board-certified Veterinary Dermatologist at Pittsburgh Veterinary Dermatology where she has been part of the team since 2018. Dr. Detwiler attended the University of Florida where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Following her graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Detwiler completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a three-year residency in small animal dermatology at the Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Dr. Detwiler has been awarded multiple grants to research dermatological issues including the Heska American College of Veterinary Dermatology Research Award and the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine Endowed Research Award. Her research on multi-drug and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus infections was presented at the annual National American Veterinary Dermatology Forum in 2013 and 2014 and published in Vet Quarterly.

Since becoming a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, Dr. Detwiler has authored and co-authored scientific articles published in a variety of veterinary publications. She is an active advocate of continued education for veterinary professionals and has lectured on small animal dermatology to veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians.

Although Dr. Detwiler maintains an interest in all aspects of small animal dermatology, she has particular interest in otitis (ear disease), management of resistant skin infections, environmental and dietary allergies, immune-mediated and autoimmune disease. She enjoys the challenge of figuring out a dermatologic condition and is passionate about helping her patients feel more comfortable.

When not treating patients, Dr. Detwiler enjoys scrapbooking, watching movies, biking, rollerblading and spending time with her husband, family and many pets.

Kaitlin Hopke

Dr. Kaitlin Hopke graduated Magna cum Laude from Cornell University with a degree in Animal Science.  She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 from the University of Tennessee.

Before joining the Dermatology team, Dr. Hopke began her career as a general practitioner in small animal medicine for several years in New York City.

Dr. Hopke joined the Dermatology team in the Summer of 2018 and is currently a dermatology intern.  Her interests include dermatology, internal medicine, and imaging.

Dr. Hopke enjoys running, horseback riding, and going to museums in her spare time.