Monongahela, PA Veterinarians

Dr. Lisa Lusk

Monongahela pa veterinarian General practitioner and hospital owner Dr. Lisa R. Lusk opened Monongahela Animal Hospital in 1996. A native of Charleroi and the Monongahela Valley, Dr. Lusk attended Pennsylvania State University and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1988. Following graduation, she attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.

A member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Lusk opened the doors to the new hospital in 2001. Dr. Lusk and the entire staff at Monongahela Animal Hospital are committed to providing personalized care for all of our clients and their pets.

Dr. Lusk is married to Don, a plumbing contractor, and together they have three children, Caleb, Levi and Grace. The family shares their home with two cats named Olive and Praline, as well as three dogs, including an Australian cattle dog mix named Gomer, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Goober, and an Australian Shepherd mix named Oakley. In her spare time, Dr. Lusk enjoys gardening and shopping for antiques.

Dr. Sarah Ripepi

Monongahela pa veterinarian Dr. Sarah Ripepi is an Associate Veterinarian at Monongahela Animal Hospital. Originally joining in 2005, she recently returned after time off to raise her four children.

Dr. Ripepi attended Oberlin College for her undergraduate work in biology, and she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Western Pennsylvania Veterinary Medicine Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society. Dr. Ripepi's professional interests include internal medicine and preventative medicine.

"The most satisfying thing for me about being a veterinarian is the bond I feel with the pets and their owners," says Dr. Ripepi. "My biggest reward is feeling that I have made a difference by helping both the animals and the people."

At home, Dr. Ripepi has two mixed breed dogs named Cara and Kiki. She also has two cats named Phil and Sweet Pea, a bearded dragon and a horse named Shiloh. She enjoys horseback riding, reading, hiking, biking and spending time with her husband and four children.

Dr. Ashley Smith

Monongahela pa veterinarian Associate Veterinarian, Dr. Ashley Smith, has been working with Monongahela Animal Hospital since October of 2018. Some of Dr. Smith’s professional interests include veterinary dentistry, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and parasitology. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is certified in low stress handling.

What Dr. Smith enjoys the most about being a veterinarian is being able to build close relationships with clients and their pets. She enjoys helping pets with more challenging medical issues and finds much satisfaction in saving or helping a pet who has come to our facility either injured or ill.

Dr. Smith attended undergraduate school at Bethany College in Bethany, WV and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Afterwards, Dr. Smith graduated in 2010 from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated cum laude and received numerous awards and recognitions.

In her spare time away from the hospital, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also loves looking after her fur babes, a Golden Retreiver named Abby, and three cats named Oscar, Kayli, and Tux.