Emergency and specialty vet services in Christiana Newark, DE
At BluePearl Pet Hospital, we take a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine. We partner closely with your pet’s primary veterinarian to understand your pet’s history and create a comprehensive care plan. We also communicate closely with you and provide the education you need to make an informed decision for your pet.
Our specialty and emergency pet hospital features many services under one roof, so we offer cross-departmental care for pets who can benefit from the expertise of multiple specialty clinicians. Learn more about our advanced specialty services.
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
- Collapse episodes
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Hit-by-car accidents
- Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects
- Severe diarrhea
Through every step of your pet’s emergency care experience, we keep you and your pet’s primary veterinarian informed and involved.
Anesthesiology & Pain Management
Our anesthesiology and pain management service works with other specialties in the hospital to provide safe and comfortable sedation and anesthesia for pets during diagnostic and surgical procedures. Using sophisticated tools to monitor your pet under anesthesia, our experts utilize advanced techniques to control pain.
Our veterinary cardiology team diagnoses and treats diseases of the heart and lungs. We use advanced imaging tools and techniques to identify your pet’s specific condition and develop a treatment plan. Cardiology patients have a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures.
Your pet’s primary veterinarian may refer you to our cardiology service for:
- Newly diagnosed heart murmur or recent increase in murmur grade (1-6)
- Episodes of collapse or fainting
- Irregular breathing or respiratory distress
- Chronic coughing
- High or low blood pressure
- Diagnosed heart failure or heart disease
- Irregular heart rhythm
Critical care patients come to our hospital due to trauma, the development of an acute life-threatening illness or immediately following major surgery. Our critical care service carefully evaluates each patient and creates a custom monitoring plan by measuring variables such as pulse, heart rate, blood pressure and more.
We are prepared to treat many different types of trauma, including:
- Respiratory distress
- Blood transfusions
Our radiology service performs many non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures. These services allow the specialty clinicians unique, non-invasive opportunities for evaluating various diseases.
Veterinary internists are trained to take care of patients who can’t tell them what’s wrong. By using the pet’s history, clinical signs, lab results, imaging studies and other testing, our internal medicine specialists can diagnose severe, chronic illnesses or symptoms that appear suddenly.
Our compassionate oncology team offers a variety of treatment options for pets with cancer. From initial diagnosis to ongoing care, we are focused on promoting your pet’s quality of life.
We take an integrative approach to treating cancer that includes:
- Taking time to listen to and answer all questions and concerns about cancer treatment
- Creating a treatment plan tailored to each patient and client’s individual needs
- Working within client’s schedules for therapy delivery
- Maintaining regular updates with referring family veterinarians
By helping every pet owner understand their pet’s disease and by providing appropriate educational tools, we all work together to improve and extend each pet’s quality of life.
For pets experiencing eye problems, our ophthalmology team is trained to diagnose and treat a variety of ocular conditions using surgical and non-invasive techniques. Your primary veterinarian may refer you to our ophthalmology service if your pet is experiencing problems like:
- Cornea injuries
- Retinal disease
- Dry eye
- Eyelid and eyelash injuries or abnormalities
- Inflammation and conjunctivitis
- Third eyelid, or cherry eye
Like physical therapy for humans, animal rehabilitation helps improve fitness and maximize mobility, comfort and quality of life. Surgery, injury, old age, certain neurological conditions and obesity can make even basic activities challenging and painful. Proper rehabilitation can positively and significantly impact healing time, pain management and overall wellness.
Our rehabilitation team works hand in hand with you and your primary veterinarian to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation plan tailored to your pet’s needs and capabilities. Our goal is to help your pet heal and get back to doing what they love sooner.
When your pet needs surgery, our veterinary surgery team is ready to provide the best possible care. Our hospital is equipped with advanced tools, technology and monitoring capabilities to provide sophisticated medical care and compassionate service during your pet’s time of need.
Surgery may be the best option for pets with:
- Chronic diseases like ear or respiratory tract infections
- Congenital conditions like dysplasia or heart defects
- Trauma or injuries, including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries
Veterinary Blood Blank
Veterinary blood donor programs collect and store blood to better support pets in need. It’s our goal to provide access to life-saving blood products for pets, and your pet may be able to help. Contact us to learn more about requirements and whether your pet is eligible to help save lives.
Our team respects the close bond between pets and their owners and treats each with dignity, compassion and kindness.