BluePearl Pet Hospital
Glendale, WI

Emergency and Specialty
Mon-Sun: Noon-Midnight
Mon & Wed: 8 am-8 pm
Tue & Thu: 8 am-7 pm
Fri: 8 am-4 pm

Pet rehabilitation by BluePearl.

Restoring comfort and mobility – to help your pet live a longer and better life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience unusual symptoms or act out of the ordinary can be stressful. Fortunately, our veterinary rehabilitation team is made up of experts in helping pets with chronic or acute conditions. With proper rehabilitation, your pet can live longer and experience a better quality of life by speeding recovery and improving strength following surgery or an injury. 

Our commitment is not just to deliver life-changing medical care; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

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

Conditions we treat.

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.

If your pet has a condition that limits their mobility, fitness or comfort, you’ll have an entire rehabilitation team at your side so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Chronic pain
  • Injuries of the muscles or nerves
  • Obesity and weight management
  • Arthritis
  • Complications from aging
  • Side effects from neurological conditions
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Spinal disc/cord degeneration
  • Tendonitis

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Blood testing
  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography (x-rays)

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our rehabilitation team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Water treadmills
  • Massage therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Therapeutic exercises
  • Medication therapy

Our rehabilitation team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our rehabilitation 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.

Kristin Luginbill


On the job

Dr. Kristin Luginbill has been practicing rehabilitation for over nine years. She has treated dogs, cats, birds, goats and even a snow leopard. She implements physical modalities, acupuncture, manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise to make her patients more active, more comfortable, stronger and better performers. She has integrated regenerative medicine into her service as well, adding stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma treatments to improve the outcomes of her patients.

Dr. Luginbill especially enjoys helping neurologic patients improve function and geriatric dogs become more active and comfortable in their golden years.

  • Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Luginbill spends time with her family hiking, kayaking and biking. She has a rat terrier, Sheldon, and two cats, Panther and Maisy.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s first visit to the rehabilitation team, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your initial visit

  • Make an appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your first visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your initial visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. 
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s treatment plan together.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive a detailed therapy plan, with any at-home instructions and recommended medications. We’ll schedule their next appointment and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for in between sessions.

After your initial visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.