BluePearl Pet Hospital
Louisville, KY
Emergency Medicine

After-Hours Emergency and Specialty
Subject to Change
Mon 8 am-Fri 7 pm
Sat & Sun: 9 am-7 pm
Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 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.

Stephanie N. Crowe


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Stephanie Crowe enjoys the case variety and unique challenges of emergency medicine. She thrives on collaborating with her team to provide exceptional patient care and client education. Dr. Crowe places great importance on ensuring that owners are informed, active participants in the decision-making process regarding their pet’s care.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY

Heidi Goggin


Emergency Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville

Kristin Quicksall


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kristin Quicksall has an interest in all cases but especially enjoys ultrasonography.

  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists, Lexington, KY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists, Lexington, KY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
Off duty

Dr. Quicksall enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, camping, kayaking, swimming, traveling and snuggling with her four dogs (Wookie, Keela, Grady and Finn) and four cats (Garfield, Tryp, Callie and Peanut).

Lindsay Seilheimer


Emergency Medicine
  • Certified Veterinary Medical Acupuncturist, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Madison Turner


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Madison Turner enjoys working through challenging critical care cases and ensuring that clients feel supported through the stress of their pet having a medical emergency. She has a special interest in zoonotic diseases and considers public health to be a top priority as a veterinarian.

  • Master of Public Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Public Health, Animal Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Turner loves to travel, read books, and watch University of Kentucky sports. She and her husband, also a veterinarian, have a dalmatian named Julep, a mountain feist named Crank, a cat named Derby, and four fish.

Kayla Wilkinson


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kayla Wilkinson is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She finds wound repairs particularly gratifying to perform.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Off duty

Dr. Wilkinson’s hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, reading, board games and drawing. Her pets include two horses and two dogs.

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.