Kathleen Hall, VMD
Dr. Kathleen Hall joined the Harts Run Veterinary Hospital team in 1996. She received a bachelor's degree in Animal Bioscience from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 1989 and then moved to Philadelphia where she attended Hahnemann University Hospital (now affiliated with Drexel University College of Medicine). There, Dr. Hall received a master's degree in Laboratory Animal Science in 1991. She went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, earning a veterinary degree in 1995.
When not working at the hospital, Dr. Hall, a skilled equestrian, enjoys horseback riding/dressage. She also has a passion for playing (and winning!) Trivial Pursuit games.
Darah Himmelhoch, BVSc
Dr. Darah Himmelhoch has been with the Harts Run Veterinary Hospital team since July 2015. A Pennsylvania native, she grew up in Fox Chapel and still resides there today. Dr. Himmelhoch attended Swarthmore College for undergraduate studies before heading abroad to veterinary school at the University of Melbourne in Australia, where she earned a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) with Honors. She also has an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (now called the Booth School of Business).
Prior to joining us, Dr. Himmelhoch practiced at Kenora Veterinary Hospital in Kenora, located in far Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Her special interests are internal medicine, surgery, and ophthalmology. She also had a pet sitting business in the Fox Chapel area and previously worked at a marine mammal rehabilitation center in Southern California, where she helped rehabilitate elephant seals, California sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins and whales in order to return them to the wild.
In her spare time, Dr. Himmelhoch enjoys birdwatching, traveling, outdoors and wildlife, food and wine, art, and reading trashy novels. She has two adopted cats, Stella and Izzy, from the Kenora Cat Shelter.
Kristen Kyle, DVM
Dr. Kristen Kyle joined Harts Run Veterinary Hospital in June 2016. A native of western Pennsylvania, she graduated Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a degree in biology prior to moving to Pittsburgh to pursue a master’s degree in biology from Chatham University. While in Pittsburgh, she completed an internship at a local wildlife rehabilitation center and worked for a small animal emergency and specialty hospital. She attended Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May 2015. Her interests include ophthalmology and feline medicine.
In her spare time, Dr. Kyle enjoys traveling, reading, and going to any Pittsburgh sporting event. She has a black cat with half of a tail who she adopted from a Mississippi shelter.