Veterinary specialties & services.

At BluePearl Pet Hospital, we take a collaborative approach to veterinary medicine. We partner closely with your pet’s primary veterinarian to understand your pet’s history and create a comprehensive care plan. We also communicate closely with you and provide the education you need to make an informed decision for your pet.

Our specialty and emergency pet hospital features many services under one roof, so we offer cross-departmental care for pets who can benefit from the expertise of multiple specialty clinicians. Learn more about our advanced specialty services.

the MRI at the BluePearl Pet Hospital in Northfield.

Cardiology

Our veterinary cardiology team diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions of the heart and lungs. We use advanced imaging tools and techniques to identify your pet’s specific condition and develop a treatment plan. Cardiology patients have a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures.

Your pet’s primary veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary cardiologist for:

  • Newly diagnosed heart murmur or recent increase in murmur grade (1-6)
  • Episodes of collapse or fainting
  • Irregular breathing or respiratory distress
  • Chronic coughing
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Diagnosed heart failure or heart disease
  • Irregular heart rhythm

Spotlight on veterinary cardiology: Learn about the advanced medicine and diagnostic tools we use to treat a variety of pet heart conditions, from arrhythmia to congestive heart failure.

Critical Care

Critical care patients come to our hospital due to trauma, the development of an acute life-threatening illness or immediately following major surgery. Our critical care service carefully evaluates each patient and creates 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
  • Blood transfusions

Internal Medicine

Our board-certified internists and their teams have extensive experience dealing with complex and challenging cases involving the endocrine, gastrointestinal, urinary and hematologic systems. Typically, pets are referred to our internal medicine services with problems that are hard to define and involve multiple body systems.

GI disease, respiratory diseases, complicated endocrine diseases as well as diseases of the liver, kidneys and lower urinary tract are among the most prevalent cases seen by our internists. Learn more:

  • Endoscopy
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Endocrine disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Immune mediated disease
  • Liver disease
  • Esophageal, stomach and intestinal disease
  • Urinary disease
  • Respiratory disease

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Our neurology team uses advanced imaging technologies, cutting-edge medical therapies and surgical procedures to diagnose and treat patients with neurological disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves.

Some of the most common neurological disorders we see include:

  • Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord trauma
  • Disc herniation and other lumbosacral disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Encephalitis

Visit our spotlight on Dr. Linda Hyatt, veterinary neurologist, to learn more about the equipment she uses and how our Northfield hospital team works together to deliver compassionate neurology care to pets in the community.

Oncology

Our compassionate oncology team offers a variety of treatment options for pets with cancer. From initial diagnosis to ongoing care, we are focused on promoting your pet’s quality of life.

We take an integrative approach to treating cancer that includes:

  • Taking time to listen to and answer all questions and concerns about cancer treatment
  • Creating a treatment plan tailored to each patient and client’s individual needs
  • Working within client’s schedules for therapy delivery
  • Maintaining regular updates with referring family veterinarians

By helping every pet owner understand their pet’s disease and by providing appropriate educational tools, we all work together to improve and extend each pet’s quality of life.

Surgery

Our board-certified surgeons are skilled in all aspects of surgery, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery (laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and arthroscopy)
  • Orthopedic surgery and joint disease
  • Trauma and wound management
  • Thoracic, gastrointestinal, oncologic, neurologic and reconstructive surgery

Urgent Care

Our urgent care service supplements your pet’s care when they are sick or injured but your family veterinarian is unavailable. Walk-ins are welcome and we offer same-day services to help your pet feel better as soon as possible.

Urgent care is for non-life-threatening conditions; if your pet is facing an emergency, please call us so we can talk you through your pet’s situation and prepare for your arrival.

Compassionate Treatment

Our team respects the close bond between pet owners and their pets and treats each with dignity, compassion and kindness.