Pittsburgh Veterinary Dermatology

801 Commonwealth Dr
Warrendale, PA 15086



Dermatology Doctors


Dr. Sandra Sargent

Sandra Sargent
DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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.

Dr. Ashley Detwiler

Ashley Detwiler
DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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.

Dr. Lindsay McAuliffe

Dr. Lindsay McAuliffe
DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. McAuliffe is a 2013 graduate of Tufts Veterinary School. After graduation, she worked in general practice for four years before coming to Pittsburgh for her dermatology specialty internship with Dr. Sargent in 2017. She then went on to her dermatology residency at the University of Missouri, which she completed July of 2021. During her residency, her research project focused on how chronic itching is related to anxiety and behavior problems in dogs. Dr. McAuliffe especially enjoys helping chronic allergy patients. 

Dr. McAuliffe and her husband moved back to the Pittsburgh area with their two dogs, a Brittany and a Boston Terrier. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and RVing, collecting house plants, training her dogs in various dog sports, and crocheting.