Meet Our Staff
Dr. Edward Bennett
BS, BA, BSA, DVM
Dr. Bennett is a native of Pittsburgh and grew up in Highland Park near the Pittsburgh Zoo. Veterinary Medicine was his lifelong ambition and he spent many summers and vacations from high school and college assisting the vets at the zoo. He received his BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester, a BS in Animal Science from the Pennsylvania State University, and a BSA in Biology from the University of Georgia. He received his DVM from the University of Georgia and has been practicing small and exotic animal medicine since 1989.
Dr. Carolee W. Switalski
Dr. Switalski is a graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has over 17 years experience working with zoo and exotic animals, and for the past 10 years she has been working as a relief veterinarian in the local area. Currently, she spends 2 days per week at APAH specializing in canine and feline medicine. Dr. Switalski is married with 3 adult children and 4 cats, and loves cooking, traveling, boating, bicycling and spoiling her grandson.
Veterinary Office Staff
Linda has worked as a Veterinary Technician since 1986 and has been with APAH since 1998. Her main focus at APAH is Practice Manager, but she also helps out where needed during busy hours. Linda is married with 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren and her love for animals really shows as she cares for her furry/feathered children, as well: 2 Chihuahuas, 1 Boston Terrier, 1 cat and 1 bird.
After a wide variety of previous occupations, Diane decided the veterinary field was the place for her, and has been with APAH since 2002. She performs a variety of duties around the hospital and has developed a great client relationship with many of APAH’s regular clientele. Diane is mother of 1, grandmother of 2 and takes care of 1 African Grey and 1 Chi-Weiner dog.
Veterinary Nursing Staff
Regina worked in human healthcare but she was drawn to animals, so in 1999 she made the transition to the animal healthcare field. She started off as a kennel assistant, then transitioned to veterinary assistant and is now receiving hands-on training as a Veterinary Technician at APAH. Her future plans are to attend a Veterinary Technician School, receive her Veterinary Technician Certification and continue rendering care to a variety of animals. Regina is married and cares for 3 Chihuahuas and 9 freshwater aquariums, with Angelfish being her favorite fish.
Lynne Schiller, LVT
Lynne had spent a number of years as an Information Technology Project Manager when she decided to go back to school for a career change. Lynne volunteered at APAH while attending the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh and completed externships with PVS-EC (a 24 hour emergency veterinary hospital) and the Pittsburgh Zoo. She has been a full-time Veterinary Technician with APAH since Oct 2016 and passed her certification exam in Dec 2016. Lynne is the proud owner of 1 very talkative cat.
Shannon Reitmeyer, LVT
Shannon started off with a degree in Communications and Fine Arts and came to APAH in 2010 after deciding to make a career change. She was choosing between veterinary technician school and culinary school, and APAH is very fortunate that she chose the veterinary technician field. Shannon now has 10 years experience as a Licensed Veterinary Technician, is married and has multiple four-footed children, including a rabbit, a guinea pig and a red-ear slider. She also really enjoys cooking, much to the satisfaction of the APAH staff, who are more than happy to be “taste-testers” for any goodies she may bring to the hospital.
April is a graduate of the Median School, no known as the Vet Tech Institute of Pittsburgh. She immediately went to work after school for North Boros Veterinary Hospital, where she stayed for 20 years, rendering care to a variety of cats and dogs. April joined APAH in 2018 as a part-time veterinary nurse and is thoroughly enjoying the diverse clientele and patients seen at our hospital. However, her heart belongs to her husband and her female pit bull mix, "Liberty", who keeps their yard free of animals who like to lunch in April's garden.
Cheyenne graduated from Pittsburgh Career Institute in 2018 with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and completed her externship at APAH. Afterwards, she joined APAH full-time as our newest staff member. Cheyenne loves the opportunity to work with the exotic animals, as she also owns 2 chinchillas. In her spare time, Cheyenne babysits her nephews, visits with family and friends and explores the Pittsburgh area with her boyfriend.
Tigger is one of our office cats that came to us at 17 years of age. She is now 19 years old and oversees the front office activities, such as appointment scheduling and record filing. Tigger can often be found sleeping in her pagoda behind the front desk.
Pepper is a 13 year old male tabby who keeps a close eye on the activities behind the scenes. Most often he is found hanging out in his kitty condo or napping on a chair in the breakroom, waiting to steal/share someone’s lunch. One of his favorite pastimes is chasing his soccer ball for anyone willing to bounce it for him.
This was our second visit to All Pet Animal Hospital, and I was again impressed with the helpfulness, friendliness and compassion shown by each and every staff member. I did not have an appointment, but they very willingly fit me in to see the doctor. I cannot imagine entrusting any of our pets to any other vet.
I have used All Pet since 2002 and also visited their 616 S Pike Rd RT 356 Sarver PA 16055 location - 724-295-9933 They are the most pet friendly staff I have ever encountered in the last 35 years as a pet owner. Dr. Person and Dr. Bennett are awesome.
Dr. Bennett is WONDERFUL!!! A great animal lover who takes the time to explain what is going on. I am not that tuned into animal health and had to relay information to my wife. Dr. Bennett photocopied a page out of his animal doctor book for her, I was shocked that he took the time to do that. He then actually showed me the skin scrape under a microscope.
Dr. Bennett took his time with my bird and I feel he did a very through exam. I was satisfied with Dr. Bennett’s concern and his explanation.
I felt as welcomed being a new patient as if I was an old friend. Dr. Bennett was extremely knowledgeable regarding my bird and his situation. Thank you so much for helping me & Jacob, he is doing so well!–Christine Palewski & Jacob
Very friendly, neat, clean and extremely reasonable.
I checked around for a vet that was close, had good hours and was reasonably priced. I was also very impressed by the entire staff and the genuine affection they showed to my new puppy!
I chose this hospital because of the recommendation of The National Aviary.
Dr. Bennett came highly recommended by the reptile keepers at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Everyone was great I felt my tortoise had the best care available.
My experience was vey positive, every person I met was warm, caring, and knowledgeable. So happy to have a great vet nearby home!
Dr. Bennett is one of the kindest people both to my cat AND me!
Dr. Person is detailed and thorough…very good first impression!
Dr. Bennett went above and beyond! Although he had to refer us to a specialty care facility for Primo’s surgery, he has become and will remain our new vet! He was kind, caring and honest…first vet out of 4 that I actually feel comfortable taking my “baby” to. I can’t thank you enough!–Jayme and Primo Wilder
I think your staff was one of the nicest staffs I’ve ever met. I thank you guys for taking care of my puppy!
Thank you for taking such good care of me during my “healing time” after surgery. Sometimes I would get scared and bark a lot, but you always found a way to make me feel comfortable in the end. You are all so kind and so nice to me. Thank you!
–Love, Rocky Schaerer
There are no words to convey our gratitude for your kindness and skill. Things looked bleak for our Grufa Girl, but thanks to all of you (and the powers of prayer) we get to have our girl with us for some additional time. Thank you hardly seems adequate!