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Specialty and emergency pet hospital in Tacoma.

BluePearl Pet Hospital in Tacoma, WA offers 24-hour emergency vet services as well as specialty appointments available by referral. We proudly serve the greater Tacoma area, including the South Sound region and communities like Lakewood, University Place and Spanaway.

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When your pet needs emergency care, seconds count. Our team is ready to provide expert care 24/7 in case of a pet emergency. If your pet requires a veterinary specialist, we are ready for that too. Our experienced team of veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.

We understand that a pet emergency can happen at any time. That’s why we’re open 24 hours to provide compassionate care for pets with urgent medical needs. Our experienced team of emergency clinicians, technicians and support staff are trained in all types of pet emergencies. Common conditions we treat include:

  • Accident or trauma (including hit-by-car)
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Difficult breathing
  • Seizures
  • Complications from a chronic illness
  • Toxicities

We are always prepared to treat pets with emergency conditions. Our facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic imaging technology and sophisticated treatment tools to provide top-quality emergency care.

Through every step of your pet’s emergency care process, we keep you informed and answer any questions you may have. We respect the human-animal bond, and it’s our mission to provide compassionate care that promotes your pet’s quality of life.

In the event of an emergency, please call ahead and let us know you’re coming. There is no appointment necessary for our emergency vet services.

Available by referral from your pet’s primary veterinarian, our specialty clinicians are the experts in treating complex conditions in pets. We work closely with you and your pet’s primary veterinarian to understand your pet’s specific condition and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. At BluePearl Pet Hospital in Tacoma, we offer the following specialty services:

Learn more about our specialty services or read our clinician bios.

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Caring for your pets is our passion. Meet our team of veterinary specialists here to help you and your pet.

About our BluePearl Pet Hospital – Tacoma.

Our brand new specialty and emergency hospital in Lakewood is one of five BluePearl hospitals in the greater Seattle area. As a leading veterinary facility in the Tacoma community, our hospital is equipped with advanced features, including:

  • Diagnostic technology including x-ray, MRI, CT scanner, endoscopy, arthroscopy and ultrasound
  • Intensive care unit (ICU) to care for our most critically ill patients
  • Dental suite to treat pets’ complex oral conditions

With 16,000 square feet of hospital space, our new location includes 11 exam rooms, three surgery suites and nine specialty treatment rooms. We have a quiet room just for cats, an in-house pharmacy and isolation rooms to keep especially ill and contagious pets away from other patients.

BluePearl Pet Hospital in Tacoma, WA offers 24 hour emergency vet services as well as specialty appointments available by referral. We are proud to serve the Tacoma area including all communities in the greater South Sound.

Pet owners.

At BluePearl Pet Hospitals, providing our customers with remarkable service is a top priority. We’re committed to making your veterinary visit as smooth as possible.

Have questions prior to your visit? We’re happy to help. Contact our hospital team at 253.474.0791 or [email protected].


“Thank you to Dr. Hicks for thinking outside the box, working with us to find affordable options for diagnosis and treatment, and for his empathy during our visit to BluePearl.” — Marci

Read the full story of a pet who recovered the use of his back legs after a visit to BluePearl Tacoma.