BluePearl Pet Hospital
Conshohocken, PA
Emergency Medicine

24/7 Emergency and Specialty

Pet emergency medicine by BluePearl.

Pet emergencies can be scary – we’re here to help you handle them.

We understand that seeing your pet sick, hurt or in distress can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our experienced ER clinicians are prepared to take action and help.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Common pet emergencies.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

Acting quickly in an emergency may save your pet’s life.

If your pet is experiencing an emergency, you’ll have an entire veterinary team helping them so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Accidents, injuries and trauma (hit-by-car, animal attacks, etc.)
  • Bleeding 
  • Bloat (gastric dilatation volvulus, or GDV)
  • Collapse or unresponsiveness
  • Complications from chronic diseases 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Straining to urinate
  • Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects 
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Our emergency team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our emergency team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Maisy Grassie Fay


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Maisy Grassie Fay is particularly interested in endocrine emergencies, shock and resuscitation and abdominal ultrasound.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Goucher College, Baltimore MD
Off duty

Dr. Grassie Fay and her husband enjoy backpacking, running, traveling, cooking, home brewing and painting. She also enjoys horseback riding and eventing with her horse Murphy, an off-the-track thoroughbred. Dora is the family dog who was found in a box.

Kaitlynn Marshall


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kaitlynn Marshall’s particular clinical interests include trauma, neurologic emergencies and metabolic emergencies.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Off duty

Dr. Marshall enjoys reading, baking and watching rugby matches. She has a cat named Lizard who she admits to spoiling.

Felicia Napolillo


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Felicia Napolillo’s special interests include internal medicine and critical care. She is very passionate about client communication and values the relationships she builds with clients and their pets.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Townson University, MD
Off duty

Dr. Napolillo enjoys birding, baking, live music, movies and theatre. She enjoys spending time with her fiancé and her cat, Ellie.

Nickalis Russell


Emergency Medicine
  • Clinical Rotation, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

Laura Schmitt

VMD, DABVP (Canine & Feline Practice)
Board Certified Veterinary Practitioner (Canine & Feline Practice)

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Laura Schmitt’s areas of interest include metabolic emergencies, hypotension and pericardial effusion.

  • Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine & Feline Practice)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Off duty

Dr. Schmitt enjoys reading, skiing, snowboarding and going to the beach. She and her husband have two children and two Catahoula leopard dogs, Scarecrow and Joker.

What to expect.

We know an unexpected trip to the emergency pet hospital can be stressful, and we want you to be prepared so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • If possible, call us before arriving so we can discuss your pet’s condition, help you with directions and prepare our team.
  • Collect your pet’s medical records, current medication or any historical information.
  • If your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, bring the substance with you if it’s safe to do so.

During your visit

  • When you arrive, let us know if you need help bringing your pet in from the car, and we’ll be ready to assist you.
  • Our team will perform an initial triage exam on your pet to assess their condition.
  • To stabilize your pet, we may need to administer IV fluids, pain medications, oxygen therapy and sometimes blood or plasma transfusions.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive discharge instructions and a list of any recommended medications.

After your visit

  • We’ll let your family veterinarian know about your pet’s condition and the treatment they receive at BluePearl. This communication is key in the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in any follow-up treatment necessary. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.