Plum Animal Hospital

The Plum Animal Hospital veterinary family is committed to bring
compassionate, personalized care to you and your cat or dog.

Our Story

Plum Animal Hospital has been well-established in the Plum Borough area for over 30 years. Dr. Leonard Jones acquired the small animal practice in 1999. Our practical and modern facility allows us to provide you with many different aspects of veterinary medicine. Annual health exams, preventative care and vaccinations are available during scheduled office visits. Our dentistry services are an important part of maintaining your animal’s health. At our hospital, we have an in-house laboratory and radiology equipment to make diagnosing health concerns possible. If treatment is necessary, we maintain a large pharmacy containing medications for most conditions. There is a dedicated surgical suite in which we perform sterile surgical procedures while using modern technology to monitor your pets vital signs. Practicing high-quality, veterinary medicine is very important to Dr. Jones and his staff. Our philosophy is to provide your family with a comfortable environment in which you witness compassionate care for your cat or dog. Over the years, Dr. Jones has received multiple Tribune Review Readers Choice Awards for Best Veterinarian. We are grateful to our clients for their recognition of our important mission.


Our Hospital

We would like to highlight some of the services and products that our hospital offers for your dog or cat.

Exams: Annual health care for dogs and cats of all ages should include a complete physical exam. Geriatric (senior pets above 7 years) exams will monitor for early signs of potential diseases and conditions. We have an inventory of heartworm preventatives, as well as internal and external parasite control.
Vaccinations: A vaccination routine specifically required by your pet’s lifestyle and age will be established.
Micro-chipping: This is a permanent identification procedure. We use AVID, a small microchip that is injected under the skin around the shoulder region. A scanner can then pick up the number from the chip that is assigned to your pet. Owner information is contained in a national database. If your pet becomes lost, most veterinarians and animal shelters have the ability to scan the chip and access the owner information. This procedure can be performed while your pet is in the office for an exam or during a surgical visit.
Surgery / Anesthesia: Elective surgeries that are recommended at six months and will provide your cat or dog a healthier lifestyle include ovariohysterectomy (spay for females) and castration (neuter for males). Onchyectomy (declaw for cats) and tendonectomy (for cats) are available. Some health conditions or diseases require surgical intervention. Procedure and patient specific anesthetics are used. Patients may receive an IV catheter, fluids and medications, as needed. Our custom surgical suite provides your pet with a proper environment during sterile procedures. Anesthetic monitoring includes pulse oximeter, respiratory monitor, EKG and heated table.
Dentistry: Dental prophylaxis (cleaning), polishing and, if needed, extractions. These services are performed while your pet is under general anesthesia. A dental cleaning unit isused to remove bacteria and plaque that can cause heart/kidney disease, chronic infections and gum disease/tooth loss. Fluoride application is available.
Laboratory: Our in-house, diagnostic laboratory can inform our doctors about your pet’s general health. Parasite and diagnostic testing are performed. Prior to anesthetizing an animal for surgery, it is a good idea to check blood-work for liver and kidney functions. These are the organs that process the anesthesia. Specific blood tests will show the doctor if there are any asymptomatic conditions affecting your pet. Specialized diagnostic testing is contracted through a local lab with most results the next business day.
Digital Radiographs: Radiographs (x-rays) are taken to allow our doctors to view internal issues with your pet. Whether the doctor needs to see internal organs or bones, this tool is a key part to diagnosing some medical issues.
Pharmacy: A large supply of pharmaceuticals, shampoos and parasite prevention are available. Prescriptions and questions about those prescriptions can be completed during your appointment.
Prescription Diets: We currently use Purina and Hills Science Diet prescription diets. These are necessary in the treatment of many diseases. An inventory of these diets is maintained at the hospital.
Consulting and Referrals: From time to time, certain cases will need more advanced testing or treatments. We work closely with veterinary specialists to make sure your pet receives optimal care. Mobile veterinary specialists, who can perform ultrasounds, endoscopies and other advanced testing, are utilized to help diagnose and treat your pet at our facility. This allows us direct contact with board certified specialists while remaining the primary care facility for you and your pet. For cases needing complex testing or treatments, such as intra-dermal skin testing or complicated orthopedic repair, we may refer our patients to a specialty practice. However, we will be in contact with you and the referral hospital, making your experience as smooth and rewarding as possible. When these situations arise, we will discuss with you all of your options and help you make an informed decision.
Euthanasia and Cremation: Termination of a pet’s life is a difficult decision. After a doctor/client discussion has determined this choice, we will provide this service. There are various cremation services available.

Hospital Staff

Thank you for visiting our website. We hope that you will find all the information that you are seeking. Should you have further questions, please do not hesitate to call our office.
The Plum Animal Hospital staff is comprised of a group of animal-loving individuals who have received formal education as well as many years of hands-on experience. Renee, Tara, Jackie and Rae Ann are available to assist you and your pet in all areas of veterinary care.


Dr. Leonard Jones
Dr. Leonard Jones is a 1993 graduate of Oklahoma State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Jones completed a small animal internship at the University of Pennsylvania. While there, Dr. Jones won the intern teaching award. Dr. Jones worked at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Etna, PA from 1994 -1995. He also worked in small animal practices in Minnesota and the north hills of Pittsburgh from 1995 - 1999. Dr. Jones purchased Plum Animal Hospital in 1999. Dr. Jones has won several awards, including numerous Reader's Choice awards from the Gateway Newspapers and was named one of America's Top Veterinarians by the Consumer Research Council of America in 2006. Born in Minnesota, he spent his youth in Texas and Oklahoma. In 1975 he became a Steelers fan. Dr. Jones is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and choosing to reside close to his favorite football team is what brought him to Pittsburgh, PA. He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, skiing, reading and playing with his kids.


Business Hours by Appointment

Occasionally, our hours of operation will change. Please call ahead to confirm.


9am - 7pm

Tuesday - Friday

8am - 6pm


9am - 1pm

940 Unity Center Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15239