We focus exclusively on emergency treatment and advanced specialty veterinary care. (For annual vaccines and wellness care, please see your primary care veterinarian.)
Each BluePearl pet hospital is unique. Our Grand Rapids hospital offers these specialties and services provided by skilled, compassionate and dedicated professionals.
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:
Through every step of your pet’s emergency care experience, we keep you and your pet’s primary veterinarian informed and involved.
We provide safe, comforting acupuncture treatments for patients with chronic pain as well as several other chronic conditions. Our acupuncturists will consult with your pet’s primary care veterinarian for the best results and the fastest healing.
In general, acupuncture is most beneficial for functional problems such as those that involve paralysis, noninfectious inflammation and pain. Regular acupuncture treatments can restore mobility for older pets, improve minor injuries as they occur and be administered preventatively to keep muscles and tendons resistant to injury. The following are some of the conditions that can be improved through veterinary acupuncture:
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 neurology team uses advanced imaging technologies, cutting-edge medical therapies and surgical procedures to diagnose and treat patients with neurological disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
Some of the most common neurological disorders we see include:
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:
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:
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:
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.
When a pet owner noticed that her Plott Hound, Penny, was limping, she consulted her family veterinarian and learned that Penny had a type of bone cancer called osteosarcoma. She sought the expertise of board-certified veterinary oncologist, Dr. Christine Swanson, who worked closely with the family vet to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for Penny. Watch this video to see how Penny gained a new lease on life – even with three legs.
Our team respects the close bond between pets and their owners and treats each with dignity, compassion and kindness.