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Specialty Vet Services in Maitland

A veterinarian and technician perform acupuncture on a small pug.At BluePearl, we take a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine. This means our specialty clinicians work with each other, as well as with your pet’s primary veterinarian, to share knowledge and provide comprehensive care. We work together to promote your pet’s quality of life and overall well-being. Learn more about our advanced specialty services:

Acupuncture

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:

  • The muscular and skeletal systems: back pain, muscle soreness, disc problems, arthritis and degenerative joint disease
  • Neurological disorders: chronic disc disease, radial nerve or facial paralysis and seizure
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: diarrhea, constipation, vomiting and poor appetite
  • Chemotherapy: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and inflammation
  • Skin conditions: inflammation and skin problems such as allergic dermatitis and lick granulomas
  • Other chronic conditions: asthma, geriatric weakness, immune system disorders and more

Cardiology

Our cardiology team diagnoses and treats conditions of the heart and circulatory system.  While some cardiac conditions require hospitalization, most conditions can be managed on an outpatient basis by our cardiology team along with your primary care veterinarian.  Common conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Heart muscle disease (Dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy)
  • Age-related changes to the valves of the heart (Degenerative mitral valve disease)
  • Coughing and other breathing problems
  • Congenital (present at birth) heart defects
  • Cardiac arrhythmias (problems with the rate and/or rhythm of your animal’s heart)
  • Diseases of the pericardium (sac surrounding the heart)
  • Cardiac tumors
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (high blood pressure in the lungs)

Critical Care

Our emergency team diagnoses and treats urgent injuries and illnesses in pets. We work in collaboration with our other specialty teams to provide compassionate care for pets with emergency conditions, such as:

  • Trauma, including those hit-by-car, bite, or burn injuries
  • Trouble breathing
  • Blood transfusion cases
  • Shock (signs of shock can include weakness, pale mucous membranes in their mouth, cold extremities, and an abnormal heart rate)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Complications as a result of abnormal heart rhythm

Dentistry

Our dentistry service diagnoses and treats complications of the teeth and mouth, including broken teeth, stomatitis, oral cancer, TMJ disorder, fractured jaws, complicated extractions, malocclusions, cleft palate, gum disease and crowns.

Diagnostic Imaging

Our radiology service performs many non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures such as radiography, ultrasound, MRI, CT scan and nuclear medicine. These services allow the specialty clinicians unique, non-invasive opportunities for evaluating various diseases.

BluePearl Diagnosic Imaging Success Story:

When Zoe’s veterinarian owner, Tatiana, noticed her struggling with bouts of excessive licking and swallowing, she knew more testing was needed to get to the root of the problem. The specialty vets at BluePearl in Maitland ordered an endoscopy procedure and soon discovered a small ulcer in her GI tract caused by doggie acid reflux.

With this information a diagnosis and a treatment plan were created by the vets at BluePearl to address Zoe’s problem. She was prescribed a course of antibiotics, probiotics, and an antacid which set her quickly on the path to recovery. 

Watch more of Zoe’s and Tatiana’s BluePearl Story below.

 

Integrative Medicine

Integrative medicine combines traditional Western treatments with ancient Eastern practices like acupuncture to effectively alleviate pets’ pain and promote healing.

Internal Medicine

Our internal medicine service includes the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac, respiratory, gastrointestinal, endocrine, urogenital and hematological illnesses. Some of the symptoms that your pet may be demonstrating include:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Complications of the urinary tract

We also perform a number of endoscopic procedures which include gastroduodenoscopy, colonoscopy, bronchoscopy, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy and foreign body removal.

BluePearl Maitland Internal Medicine Success Story

Meet Amber, a Labrador/terrier mix who was referred to BluePearl Maitland’s internists by her primary vet with megaesophagus complicated by aspiration pneumonia.

She was given 24-hour care by our hospitalists and technicians and was able to fight off the infection. Our internists and techs worked with Amber’s owner, Jodi, to work on long-term plans to help Amber live with megaesophagus. 

Watch Amber’s full BluePearl success story below.

 

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is a form of advanced imaging that allows our doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures while viewing the moving parts in a pet’s body in real-time.

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Our neurology service diagnoses and treats medical and surgical conditions related to the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Common symptoms that present to our neurologists are paralysis, loss of balance, seizures, deafness or exercise intolerance.

Radioiodine I-131

This special service is an innovative treatment used to cure hyperthyroidism in cats.

Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation speeds recovery and improves strength following surgery. Our rehabilitation service features an underwater treadmill. Whether walking or swimming, our patients benefit from the added buoyancy and resistance the warm water provides.

Surgery

A smiling vet technician stands next to a black and white dog on a table.Our surgical team performs orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries. Some of the orthopedic procedures performed include fracture repairs and surgery for cruciate ligament injury. Soft tissue surgeries include a broad variety of thoracic and abdominal procedures as well as reconstructive surgery often performed in the treatment of cancer. Our specialty vets at BluePearl in Maitland also performs minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopy and arthroscopy.