BluePearl Pet Hospital
Gainesville, FL
Emergency Medicine


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.

Adam Daigle


Emergency Medicine
  • Certificate, Veterinary Business Management, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Florida State University, Tallahassee

Anne Jones


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Anne Jones enjoys the unpredictable aspect of emergency medicine and likes managing multiple patients at once and staying busy. She loves her job, and though it can be difficult at times, she finds it immensely rewarding and can’t see herself doing anything else.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Dr. Jones’ family includes her two children, three cats (Garfield, Patches, and Simba), and two dogs (Simon, a Chihuahua/Pekingese mix and Penny, a Labrador/terrier mix). When she’s not working, Dr. Jones enjoys photography, swimming, shooting pool, and having an ice-cold Dr. Pepper.

Meriam Molstad


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Meriam Molstad’s interests include feline medicine and improving end of life care. She also has a special enthusiasm for teaching, both support staff and fellow doctors.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Off duty

Most of Dr. Molstad’s free time is spent riding her horse. She also enjoys kayaking, exploring springs, and repairing the destruction caused by her multiple hairless cats. A frequent traveler, she is passionate about supporting our National Parks.

Allison VanSickle


Emergency Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville

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.