Veterinary services at BluePearl Birmingham.

We focus exclusively on emergency treatment and advanced specialty veterinary care. (For annual vaccines and wellness care, please see your primary care veterinarian.)

A vet in a yellow gown examines a curly haired dog.

Emergency Medicine

If you believe your pet is sick, hurt or in distress, we’re here to provide expert care. Our trained emergency clinicians are prepared to diagnose and treat urgent cases, including severely injured or critically ill pets. Common emergency cases we see include:

  • Animal attacks
  • Bleeding
  • Collapse episodes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Hit-by-car accidents
  • Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects
  • Seizure
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Vomiting

Through every step of your pet’s emergency care experience, we keep you and your pet’s primary veterinarian informed and involved.

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine delivers advanced care for pets with unique medical needs. Our internal medicine service takes the time to understand your pet’s specific condition and discuss every possible treatment option with you during a detailed consultation. And we’ll keep you – and your family veterinarian – informed every step of the way.

Made up of puzzle solvers, our internal medicine team can diagnose and treat severe, chronic illnesses or symptoms that appear suddenly. Using tools like diagnostics, we can find out what’s wrong and help patients feel better.

We treat many conditions that involve the internal organs, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Blood disorders
  • Infections
  • Cancer
  • Digestive tract issues
  • Hormone/endocrine or immune disorders
  • Diseases of the kidney, liver, gallbladder, lungs and urinary or reproductive tract

Our available services and procedures include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsies
  • Echocardiograms
  • Endoscopy
  • Endocrinology (hormone disorders)

By using medical technology like ultrasound and endoscopy, doctors can look inside the body and even see inside organs like the intestine, allowing them to diagnose and treat diseases. Endoscopy can also be used to take biopsies – a process that previously required surgery.

Ophthalmology

Our ophthalmology team’s goal is to retain and restore your pet’s best quality vision while minimizing their pain and discomfort. We achieve this using advanced tools designed specifically to examine pets’ eyes.

Eye diseases we diagnose and treat include:

  • Corneal ulcers
  • Dry eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Eye injuries

Our hospital works in partnership with primary care veterinarians to treat a variety of eye conditions that cause vision problems or pain. We keep your family vet informed of your pet’s treatment plan every step of the way.

Compassionate Treatment

Our team respects the close bond between pets and their owners. We treat each patient with dignity, compassion and kindness.