BluePearl Pet Hospital
Green Bay, WI
Emergency Medicine

Mon-Wed: Closed
Thu-Sun: Noon-Midnight
Urgent Care:
Tue-Fri: 8 am-5 pm

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.

Shandy Chapin


Emergency Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Holly Kallio


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Holly Kallio enjoys treating the smallest and longest patients – everything from gerbils to 10-foot-long boas – because everything deserves loving care.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames
Off duty

Dr. Kallio lives with her husband, two children and a zoo. She is a true nerd at heart and enjoys puzzles, reading and watching tennis.

Ruth Peters


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Ruth Peters is experience in both general practice and emergency-only service. She is also trained in acupuncture. Pain control in its various and changing forms is her passion and she also finds treating toxicities and inappropriate ingestions very gratifying.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia-Maryland Regional College, Blacksburg VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Berry College, Rome GA
Off duty

Away from the hospital, Dr. Peters enjoys sewing, hiking and swimming in Lake Winnebago when it’s warm. She has multiple family members of the two-and four-legged variety who fill her life with unending adventures!

Samantha Price


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Samantha Price is committed to helping each and every patient on an individual basis. Her clinical interests include treatment and management of wounds and toxicology.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fox Valley Animal Referral Center, Appleton WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Madison-Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Physiology, Northwestern University, Evanston IL
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Price enjoys spending time with her two cats, Bizzy and Ramses, and her dog Fannie Mae. She also likes crocheting, hiking and movie nights with her husband.

Samantha Vande Hey


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Samantha Vande Hey fell in love with emergency medicine during her internship and works hard to provide excellent care guided with compassion in moments of distress for pet families. Her clinical interests include working with patients in the ICU who need detailed therapy that can change hour by hour.

  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Off duty

When not working, Dr. Vande Hey enjoys being outside and thrives in summer months with gardening, growing giant pumpkins, horseback riding, cycling, boating, kayaking, barbecues, hiking with her dogs, live music and reading a good book on a hammock.

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.