Cobb Emergency
Veterinary Clinic
Marietta, GA
Emergency Medicine

After-Hours Emergency

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.

Julie Gee


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Julie Gee finds wound care the most gratifying to treat.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Off duty

Dr. Gee loves spending time outside, particularly on the water. Her favorite hobbies are scuba diving and spending time with her husband and son.

Jenny Lind

On the job

Dr. Jenny Lind has a strong interest in wound management and enjoys the challenge and variety of emergency medicine. She especially loves seeing the strength of the human-animal bond and supporting both pets and their families.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Coral Springs Animal Hospital, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Off duty

Dr. Lind enjoys spending time with her Labrador mix, Matilda, along with her leopard tortoise, Pop Tort. She also enjoys watching Penn State football (WE ARE) and cheering for the Florida Gators.

Andrea Maceri

Board Certified in Veterinary Preventative Medicine

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Andrea Maceri is an experienced emergency clinician and enjoys working with exotic pets, dogs, cats and their families. She is also a veterinarian in the United States Army Reserve. It is with the military that she utilizes her Master of Public Health degree and board certification in veterinary preventive medicine, helping to stop disease across the globe.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • Master of Public Health, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Off duty

Dr. Maceri and her husband are avid rose gardeners, exhibiting and judging roses across the country. They enjoy relaxing at home with their dogs, cats, parrot and chickens.

Kristen Maxwell

On the job

Dr. Kristen Maxwell enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine and finds stabilizing emergent cases like heatstroke, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV), hemoabdomen, sepsis and traumatic brain injury especially gratifying.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Off duty

Dr. Maxwell has four pets: a dog (Gracie), a cat (Catniss), a blue-tongue skink (Sheldon), and a crested gecko (Curtis). She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, playing hockey and trying new foods and restaurants.

Freyda Staten


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Particularly compassionate for cats with emergent problems, Dr. Freyda Staten considers herself the queen of curing the cat with a urethral obstruction. She also enjoys the variety of trauma cases and finds wound care rewarding.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Master of Science, Animal Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Off duty

Dr. Staten is an avid runner who uses her running time to listen to audiobooks. She also enjoys music and photography, especially cat photography. She has four dogs: two dachshunds, a pug and a husky mix, but, she’s a self-proclaimed cat person, and the love of her life is cat Mr. Steev.

Katie Thompson


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Katie Thompson enjoys managing complicated cases like diabetic ketoacidosis, thoracic trauma/pleural effusion and lethal dose intoxications. She finds “quick fixes” such as abscesses, lacerations, jaw fractures and porcupine quills particularly gratifying. She is passionate about transfusion medicine and likes using blood products to save lives.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman
Off duty

Dr. Thompson and her husband – a fellow WSU grad – have a six-year-old female calico cat they adopted from a shelter in Idaho.

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.