Our Services

Specialties and Services Franklin TN

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

Types of Specialties & Services

Each BluePearl pet hospital is unique. Our Franklin location offers these specialties and services provided by skilled, compassionate and dedicated professionals.

Spotlight on: Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Christopher Reeder, DVM, board-certified in Veterinary Dermatology

I chose dermatology because it provides the basis to improve and maintain the human-animal bond. The satisfaction of seeing a beloved fur family member become well again is a huge blessing in this profession. 

Dr. Christopher Reeder


If your dog or cat frequently licks, chews or scratches a certain area, they may have a skin condition. Just like people, pets can develop skin rashes, skin allergies or other skin problems. At our BluePearl Pet Hospital in Franklin, Dr. Christopher Reeder, DVM and board-certified in Veterinary Dermatology, has seen them all! 

To give itch relief for dogs and cats, Dr. Reeder performs a variety of dermatology procedures, including a special type of pet allergy testing. This allergy test is called Intradermal (meaning “into the skin”) Allergy Testing – or IDAT. The IDAT test provides up to five times more information that standard blood allergy testing.

Dr. Reeder can also test and treat:

  • Lupus
  • Chronic ear infections and inflammation
  • Cysts and skin tumors
  • Hot spots
  • Skin cancer and more

Learn more from Dr. Reeder about:
Can You Use Dawn Dish Soap to Kill Fleas on Pets?
Dog Allergies
How to Protect Your Dog from Getting a Sunburn

Dr. Reeder’s background as a primary care veterinarian drives his desire to provide your pet with the best possible care. If you would like to talk to Dr. Reeder about your pet’s skin condition, please ask your primary care vet to refer Dr. Reeder by calling 615.333.1212.