BluePearl Pet Hospital
Kirkland, WA
Emergency Medicine

24/7 Emergency and Specialty
24/7 | Please call ahead before visiting
By appointment

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.

Holly Ahlgrim


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Holly Ahlgrim’s clinical interests include case triage, interventional radiology, stabilization and management, and diagnostic imaging in the emergency setting. She also enjoys interacting with and educating clients and interns.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Willamette Valley Equine, Aurora, OR
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Associate of Arts, Clark Community College, Vancouver, WA

Noelle Bryan


Emergency Medicine
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland, WA
  • Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Bachelor of Arts, English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
Off duty

Dr. Bryan enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. She has a black cat named Ninja and a white cat named Scout.

Nicholas Crawfis


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Nicholas Crawfis’ professional interests include pain management, feline medicine, sepsis and polytrauma.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Akron, OH
Off duty

Dr. Crawfis loves reading, cooking, hiking, gardening, traveling and spending time with his partner and their two cats.

Sarah Faye-Fierman


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sarah Faye-Fierman finds acute kidney injuries, GI emergencies and pneumonia the most gratifying to treat.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Akron, OH
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, George Washington University, D.C.
Off duty

Dr. Faye-Fierman enjoys wildlife photography, spending time at zoos and hunter/equitation riding. She has one buff orange cat named Lafayette.

Kento Kameyama


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kento Kameyama is particularly interested in respiratory cases and finds great satisfaction in sending patients home safely after they’ve recovered.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, San Diego, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Irvine
Off duty

Dr. Kameyama has two pets: Koda, a German shepherd/Bernese mountain dog mix, and Jack, a domestic shorthair cat. His hobbies include hiking into mountains (which he doesn’t recommend), cycling (he can’t decide between road or gravel), finding new musical artists to enjoy, downing iced coffee, and day napping with his pets.

Kierstyn Payne

On the job

Dr. Kierstyn Payne’s professional interests include emergency surgery, sepsis and endocrine emergencies.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center, Waukesha
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Off duty

Dr. Payne enjoys spending her free time traveling, reading and cooking/baking. Originally from Wisconsin, she enjoys watching football and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Dr. Payne has two pets – a sassy, long-haired calico cat and a German shorthaired pointer.

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.