BluePearl Pet Hospital
Langhorne, PA
Emergency Medicine

Emergency and Specialty
Sat 9 am-Fri 8 am
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.

Sara Bauer


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sara Bauer’s clinical interests include soft tissue surgery, anesthesia and analgesia. She strives to provide compassionate, high-level care to all patients, and enjoys providing thorough education to her clients.

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Penn State University, Sate College, PA
Off duty

Dr. Bauer enjoys cooking, strength training, and spending time with her husband and son. They’re all looking forward to welcoming another boy in summer 2024! During her college and veterinary school years, Dr. Bauer competed in Ireland as a national-level powerlifter. 

Sarah Frankel


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Sarah Frankel’s special interests include dentistry, ultrasound, emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Langhorne, PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Spanish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Frankel enjoys athletic activities such as rock climbing, skiing, hiking and soccer, as well as cooking, live music and traveling with her husband. She is an avid Chicago and University of Michigan sports fan. She lives with her husband, young son, and three rescue herding-breed dogs: Cyrus, Maia and Hermes.

Amanda Levantino


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Amanda Levantino finds seizures, vestibular disease and abdominal emergencies the most gratifying to treat.

  • Internship, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Off duty

Dr. Levantino and her husband share a son, daughter, pointer mix and cats. In her free time, she enjoys running, walking around the city and going to the zoo.

Molly Maurer


Emergency Medicine
On the job

As a dedicated emergency clinician, Dr. Molly Maurer’s special interests include shock and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) cases. She enjoys working in collaboration with other specialty services.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Swarthmore College, PA
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Maurer enjoys reading and spending time outdoors. She has a rescued rabbit named Mr. Bumbles.

Evan Thorpe


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Evan Thorpe’s clinical interests revolve around educating clients on any disease process that their animal is forgoing. He enjoys treating and managing trauma cases along with other pet emergencies.

  • Clinical Rotation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
Off duty

Dr. Thorpe enjoys traveling, being active and spending time with his fiancée who is also a veterinarian. He currently has three cats, James, Salem and Norma – all of whom were rescued.

Megha Verma


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Megha Verma’s clinical interests include pain and seizure management, cardiovascular disease and small animal soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including diagnosing and identifying orthopedic disease.

  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Washington Adventist University, Washington D.C.
Off duty

Dr. Verma has a cat (Leo) from the island of St. Kitts and considers herself a feline enthusiast. She is fluent in both English and Hindi. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, swimming, tennis, playing the flute and piano, dancing, painting and riflery.

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.