BluePearl Pet Hospital
Midtown NYC
New York, NY
Emergency Medicine

24/7 Emergency and Specialty

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.

Rachel Carlson


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Rachel Carlson is especially interested in acute trauma, wound management and all aspects of critical care.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Off duty

Dr. Carlson loves surfing, traveling and biking. In New York City, she tries to eat all the food the city has to offer. Her dog is a miniature dachshund named Pickles.

Megan Davis


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Megan Davis has performed research in canine nutrition associated with dilated cardiomyopathy. She is most interested in cardiovascular and metabolic emergencies.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island, West Islip, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology and Anthropology, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Off duty

Dr. Davis enjoys cooking, exploring new travel destinations and spending time with friends and her cat.

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Francesca DiFroscia


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Francesca DiFroscia enjoys working in emergency medicine as it incorporates all aspects of specialty medicine under a high-pressure situation and requires a team effort and a bond with the supporting staff to achieve the same goal, the well-being and advocacy for her patients’ health. Dr. DiFroscia is most interested in dermatology as these cases can be frustrating to manage, but she finds it highly rewarding when a pet responds to treatment and feels much better.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, New York City
  • Clinical Rotation, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological Science, Pace University, New York City, NY
Off duty

Dr. DiFroscia enjoys spending time outdoors exploring with her dog, Barnes, and cuddling up with her three cats, Moe, Marvin and Chunky.

Jeffrey Ganus


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Jeffrey Ganus is especially interested in cardiac and respiratory emergencies; metabolic and endocrine diseases; and immune-mediated diseases such as immune-mediated hemolytic anemia and immune-mediated thrombocytopenia.

  • Internship, Cardiology, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Angell Animal Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, London, England
  • Bachelor of Science, State University of New York, Albany
Off duty

Dr. Ganus enjoys snowboarding, skiing, biking, tennis, hiking and hanging out in Central Park. Passionate about food and music, Dr. Ganus named his English bulldog, Monk, after the jazz pianist Thelonious Monk.

Lucia Munoz

On the job

Dr. Lucia Munoz is interested in dermatology and emergency medicine.

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Midtown, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Services, Pomona CA
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Penn Foster, Scottsdale AZ
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biological & Chemical Sciences, Wells College, Aurora NY
Off duty

When not at the hospital, Dr. Munoz enjoys running, hiking and spending time with family.

David Wohlstadter

On the job

In addition to being an emergency clinician, Dr. David Wohlstadter is a certified canine rehabilitation therapist. This therapy has been shown to improve dogs’ mobility and strength, particularly for geriatric dogs suffering from arthritic conditions and other musculoskeletal and neurologic conditions. Rehab is also particularly helpful after surgery for all ages to help dogs regain muscle mass and coordination.

  • Certification in Canine Rehabilitation, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, St Louis University, MO
  • Bachelor of Arts, St Louis University, MO
Off duty

Dr. Wohlstadter is married to a veterinarian and enjoys spending time with his large family, which includes many people, many dogs and many cats.

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.