BluePearl Pet Hospital
Oak Creek, WI
Surgery

Emergency and Specialty
*Hours subject to change; Please call ahead*
Emergency:
Mon: 8 am-8 pm
Tue-Thu: 11 am-9 pm
Fri: 8 am-6pm
Sat & Sun: 9 am-9 pm
Specialty:
Mon-Thu: 8 am-4 pm

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
  • Cytology (needle sampling)
  • Blood testing
  • Radiography (x-ray)
  • CT scan
  • Comprehensive general physical and orthopedic exams

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.

Elizabeth Hiebert

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

Surgery
On the job

Dr. Hiebert has extensive experience in orthopedic, oncologic, soft tissue and neurologic surgery. She has dedicated the last decade to honing her skills to provide the highest level of care for her patients. Her experience with a range of advanced procedures will help get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • TPLO
  • Patellar luxation correction (dislocated kneecap)
  • Meniscal tear repair
  • Elbow surgery
  • Joint luxations and fusions
  • Chest, airway and abdominal surgeries
  • Mass removal
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Limb amputation
  • Skin reconstruction/flaps
  • Urinary/reproductive surgery
Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Master of Science, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Poultry Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Off duty

In her free time, Dr. Hiebert enjoys visiting national parks, exploring archaeological sites and playing with her two cats.

Dr. Hiebert has published over a dozen peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and has earned an academic grant. In addition to presenting her research at specialist conferences, she has also received an international award for her insights regarding cat intestinal surgery. To this day she continues to contribute to veterinary knowledge.

She is a member of multiple veterinary societies, including:

  • Veterinary Orthopedic Society
  • Veterinary Soft Tissue Society
  • Southeastern Veterinary Neurology Association
  • International Society of Feline Medicine

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

  • We’ll examine your pet, and if additional tests are needed for a diagnosis, 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 inform you 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.