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 Detwiler

Dr. Detwiler is a board-certified Veterinary Dermatologist who joined the PVD team in 2018.  She earned a BS in Animal Science at the University of Florida and her DVM from Mississippi State University. Dr. Detwiler then completed a rotating internship at Mississippi State University and a two year residency in small animal dermatology at Michigan State University.

Dr. Detwiler has authored and co-authored scientific articles in a variety of veterinary publications. She is an active advocate and participant in small animal dermatology continued education for veterinary professionals. She is particularly interested in otitis, management of resistant skin infections, allergic skin disease and immune-mediated and autoimmune disease.  She enjoys the challenge associated with all dermatologic conditions and she is passionate about providing comfort for her patients.

Dr. Detwiler enjoys running agility with her Australian Shepherd, gardening, watching movies, outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and family.

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.