Brandi Cox, DVM
Dr. Cox is a Pittsburgh native, returning to the area after studying veterinary medicine at Ross University in St. Kitts.
She started working with us as a relief doctor in 2015, and now works full time as our exotic vet seeing dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, and more. We are fortunate to have her expertise in the care and handling of exotic pets, and the staff gets excited to see new feathered and scaled patients!
When not caring for patients at Tender Touch, Dr. Cox stays active with aerobic exercise and swimming.
Her senior cat, Penelope, allows her and chinchilla Taz to live with her.
Brian Silvis, DVM
As Medical Director, Dr. Brian works at all three of our hospitals, (though primarily at our northern location, Pets in Harmony Veterinary Hospital). He offers house call services throughout the North Hills.
After completing his B.S. in Biology at Westminster College, Dr. Brian earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in 1999. He worked in Erie, PA after graduation and helped found an emergency clinic before moving to Pittsburgh.
Dr. Brian's family includes his wife, Kate (a professor at LaRoche College) and two beautiful children, Phillip and Clara. He enjoys spending time with his family, rooting for OSU, attending baseball games, and playing video games.
The Silvis family shares their home with 2 Pugs: Floyd and Forest, and 3 cats: 21-year-old Jasper, Tigger, and a Siamese rescue named Lilly.
Daniel Brugos, DVM
Join us in welcoming associate veterinarian Dr. Daniel Brugos to our team!
A 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Brugos has special interests in small animal internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and veterinary dentistry. A lifelong love for animals led him to dedicate his career to keeping pets healthy and happy.
After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Brugos returned home to Pittsburgh, where he now resides in New Brighton with his wife Andrea, their dog Opie, and two cats: Zelda and Motorboat. His free time is spent outdoors whenever possible: hiking, biking, fishing, golfing, and working on home improvements.