BluePearl Pet Hospital
Mount Pleasant, SC
Surgery

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)
  • 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:

  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)
  • 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.

Henri Bianucci

DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Henri Bianucci takes very seriously the trust that owners place in him to not only care for their pets, but often to put their pets’ lives in his hands. He considers it his responsibility to fulfill that trust by giving his best with every patient and every procedure.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Off duty

Dr. Bianucci enjoys gardening and all the outdoor opportunities that life on the sea islands affords. He also loves spending time with his many pets, including his cat, Fence; ten dogs, Trixie, Pepe, Po, Lotus, Punkin, Corkie, Nigel, Pie, Little and Katie; horses, Ginny, Chief and Smurf; and chickens, Alfred III and Gloria III.

Sean Gallivan

DVM, MS, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Sean Gallivan has over 20 years of specialty surgical experience. He finds pain management, complex fracture repair, hepato-biliary surgery and cruciate ligament disease the most gratifying to treat.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Veterinary Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Santa Cruz
Off duty

In his free time, Dr. Gallivan enjoys the beach, biking, kayaking, cooking and spending time with his wife, Mary, and their rescue dog, Jake.

Kelsey Goode

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Kelsey Goode enjoys being a part of innovative medicine and finds minimally invasive procedures such as laparoscopy and arthroscopy especially gratifying. Her professional research includes the 3D printing of bone guides for the correction of angular limb deformities.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty and Emergency Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Off duty

Dr. Goode enjoys cycling, kayaking and traveling. She currently has four pets, including Henry, a goofy English black lab; Sam, a Norwegian Forest cat mix; and two new kittens, Alice and Olive.

Publications & Articles

Valerie Nesser

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Valerie Nesser’s professional interests include orthopedics, emergency surgery and minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy, laparoscopy and thoracoscopy). Her goal is to provide cutting-edge surgical techniques that aim to minimize pain and recovery time while optimizing outcome and quality of life.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
Off duty

Dr. Nesser enjoys yoga, the outdoors (especially the beach), trying new restaurants and recipes and travel. She lives with her husband and pets, including two pointer-mix rescue dogs: Moose and Luna; and three cats: Leo, Loki and Piper.

Sean Schubmehl

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Sean Schubmehl values being part of a closely collaborative medical team. His clinical interests include cardiothoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and surgical emergencies, but he enjoys surgery of all kinds.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Levittown, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, Conshohocken, PA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Geneseo State University, NY
  • Associate of Science, Veterinary Technology, Alfred State College, New York
Off duty

In his free time, Dr. Schubmehl enjoys CrossFit, kayaking, baking, and outdoor adventures with his dog, Dottie.

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.