VCA Northview Animal Hospital Specialty Referral Center


We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Deanna Purvis

    Medical Director
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Deanna Purvis was born in Vancouver, Washington. Despite her west coast beginnings, she spent many formative years in Pittsburgh making it feel like home. She received her B.S. in Biology from

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  • Lisa Assandri

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    ACVIM, University of Illinois
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine

    Born in Canada and raised in Texas, Dr. Lisa Assandri grew up to become a proud “Aggie”, receiving her DVM from Texas A & M University in 1991.  Following completion in 1992 of an internship

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  • Tara Enwiller

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Minnesota
    Certifications: DACVS
    MS, Animal Science, Kansas State University
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Tara Enwiller earned her DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1998. She completed internships at Oklahoma State University and Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center, then received surgical training

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at (412) 364-5353