BluePearl Pet Hospital
Del Rey Oaks, CA

24/7 Emergency and Specialty

Pet surgery by BluePearl.

Precision care for what matters most – helping your pet live a longer and better life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience an emergency or condition that requires surgery can be stressful. Fortunately, our veterinary surgery team is made up of experts in performing complex procedures using the latest state-of-the-art techniques and equipment, and we’re here to help. 

Our commitment is not just to delivering highly advanced surgical care; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

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.

If your pet has a condition or injury that requires advanced care and procedures, you’ll have an entire surgery team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Cancer
  • Chronic diseases like ear or respiratory tract infections
  • Congenital conditions like dysplasia or heart defects
  • Emergencies like swallowing a foreign body
  • Hernias
  • Trauma or injuries, including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Biopsy
  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound
  • CT scan

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our surgery team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Orthopedic surgery (for the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons)
  • Soft tissue surgery (for non-bone tissues and internal organs)

Our board certified specialists and surgery team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our surgery 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.

Michael Dearmin

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery - Small Animal

On the job

Dr. Michael Dearmin is board certified in small animal surgery.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-SA
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Texas A&M, College Station
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Arts, Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Bachelor of Arts, Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz
Off duty

Dr. Dearmin is married with two boys. He has three dogs, two horses, five chickens and a cat. He enjoys spending time outdoors, visiting the beach, attending sporting events with his kids, playing games and relaxing at home with his family.

Amanpreet Grewal


On the job

Dr. Amanpreet Grewal is a resident in our surgical service. His particular surgical interests include orthopedics, fracture repairs and arthroscopy procedures.

  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Richmond, VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Emergency Service Veterinary Specialty Center, Middleton, WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Off duty

When not working, Dr. Grewel enjoys playing basketball and tennis.

Heather M. Knapp-Hoch

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On the job

Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch’s professional interests include soft tissue, oncologic, minimally invasive, neurologic and orthopedic surgeries. She is also passionate about interventional radiology, including urethral and tracheal stenting and subcutaneous ureteral bypass (SUB) placement.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Master of Science, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Long Island University, Southampton, NY

Greg Marsolais

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On the job

Dr. Gregory Marsolais is an experienced, board-certified veterinary surgeon.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons–Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Rotating Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Science, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Off duty

In his spare time, Dr. Marsolais enjoys traveling, fishing and making his own fishing lures to catch marlin and tuna. If he hadn’t pursued veterinary medicine, he would have loved to become a deck hand on a fishing boat in Kona, Hawaii.

Kathryn Paskoff


On the job

Dr. Kathryn Paskoff is a resident in our surgery service. She is most interested in surgical oncology, wound management, cardiothoracic surgery, fracture management and minimally invasive procedures.

  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Pet Specialists of Monterey, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Mission Vet Specialty & Emergency, San Antonio, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Advanced Veterinary Care, Fishers, IN
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Ireland
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Off duty

Dr. Paskoff enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Finnegan. Family favorite pastimes include beach walks, travel, hiking, gourmet dining and relaxing at home together.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the surgeon, 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

  • Make a consultation appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis and treatment plan options together.
  • If appropriate, we’ll schedule your pet’s procedure and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home. 

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.