Veterinary specialties & services.

At BluePearl Pet Hospital in Northeast Portland, our skilled, compassionate and dedicated professionals focus exclusively on emergency treatment for pets and advanced specialty veterinary care. (For annual vaccines and wellness care, please see your primary care veterinarian.)

Between our emergency and critical care services and our specialties, our team utilizes a variety of advanced diagnostics to identify the cause of patients’ problems, including:

  • Digital radiology
  • CT scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • Contrast radiology studies
Two female veterinarians examine a Golden Retriever's eyes.

Emergency Medicine

Our highly capable emergency clinicians are prepared to diagnose and treat urgent cases, including severely injured or critically ill pets. Common emergency cases we see include:

  • Animal attacks
  • Bleeding
  • Collapse episodes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Hit-by-car accidents
  • Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects
  • Seizure
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Vomiting

Communication and transparency are key, and throughout your pet’s emergency care, we keep you and your pet’s primary veterinarian informed and involved.

Critical Care

Our elite critical care and emergency medicine teams work hand-in-hand to serve critical patients who come to our hospital due to trauma, the development of an acute life-threatening illness or right after major surgery. Each patient is carefully evaluated and given a custom monitoring plan by measuring variables such as pulse, heart rate, blood pressure and more.

We are prepared to treat many different types of trauma, including:

  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory distress
  • Seizures and toxicities
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gastrointestinal distress

If your pet is in critical condition, we act immediately to stabilize them upon arrival at the hospital. Most cases are placed under the care of a critical care specialist, also known as a criticalist. Criticalists provide vital services such as:

  • Pain management and pain relief
  • Blood transfusions
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Oxygen delivery
  • Vital signs monitoring
  • Nutritional support

In-Home Hospice Services

The goal of pet hospice is to help senior or terminally ill pets live the fullest life possible for the time that remains. If your pet has been diagnosed with a painful or life-limiting condition, they may be referred to a hospice veterinarian for:

  • In-home euthanasia
  • End-of-life services
  • In-home senior care
  • Pain and symptom management
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Quality of life consultations

Our compassionate, in-home services are provided by BluePearl Pet Hospice. Please call or text 800.717.5054 to talk to our care team, or schedule an appointment online.

Internal Medicine

Using your pet’s history, clinical signs, lab results, imaging studies and other testing, our internal medicine specialists can diagnose chronic illnesses or symptoms that appear suddenly. Every day, our team works hard to help give your pet the best possible quality of life by being expert problem solvers and using their skills to manage complex cases.

Internal medicine specialists in veterinary medicine perform complex diagnostic procedures and interventional procedures that require years of training and experience, including:

  • Ultrasound
  • Bone marrow sampling
  • Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound-guided needle sampling
  • Biopsy
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Ballooning

Conditions and illnesses we often diagnose and treat include:

  • Endocrine diseases (e.g., diabetes, Cushing's and Addison's disease, thyroid disorders)
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease
  • Urologic disorders
  • Pelvic medicine
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Cancer (initial workup and then transfer to the appropriate specialist)
  • Pancreatic diseases
  • Anemia and other blood-related illnesses
  • Nasal and throat diseases
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Infectious diseases and inflammatory conditions
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Complications from aging


For pets experiencing eye problems, our knowledgeable, highly skilled veterinary ophthalmology team can diagnose and treat a variety of ocular conditions using surgical and non-invasive techniques. Your primary veterinarian may refer you to our ophthalmology service if your pet has an eye-related problem like:

  • Cataracts
  • Cornea injuries and diseases
  • Retinal disease
  • Eye area tumors, cysts and abscesses
  • Uveitis
  • Lens injuries and luxation
  • Dry eye
  • Eyelid and eyelash injuries or abnormalities
  • Glaucoma
  • Inflammation and conjunctivitis
  • Third eyelid, or cherry eye
  • Facial nerve paralysis

Our advanced ophthalmology team also helps patients when it comes to managing ocular side effects of health conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Infectious diseases like feline herpes virus
  • Systemic hypertension
  • Lymphoma
  • And more


When your pet needs surgery, our veterinary surgery team is ready to provide the best possible care. Our hospital is equipped with advanced tools, technology and monitoring capabilities to provide sophisticated medical care and compassionate service during your pet’s time of need.

Surgery may be the best option for pets with:

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

The surgery team at BluePearl in Northeast Portland is highly skilled in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including those that use minimally invasive techniques. We work with patients who need surgical care for:

  • Gastric dilation volvulus (GDV/bloat)
  • Elongated soft palates
  • Reconstruction
  • Heart and lung conditions
  • Disc herniations
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Fractures
  • Cranial cruciate ligament ruptures
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Patellar luxation
  • Bladder stones
  • Foreign body consumption
  • Intestinal disorders

Our advanced surgery service also offers:

  • Orthopedic radiograph evaluation
  • Orthopedic growth abnormality correction
  • Wound management
  • Osteoarthritis management
  • Surgical management of cancer
  • Arthroscopic evaluation of joints

Compassionate Care

Our team is passionate about respecting the unique bond between owners and their pets. Therefore, we treat all with dignity, compassion and kindness. We strive to offer a warm, welcoming, judgment-free environment where owners can feel confident their pets are receiving the most advanced medical care from a team that goes the extra mile to ensure a pet is cared for as if they were our own.