BluePearl Pet Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK
Emergency Medicine

24/7 Emergency and Specialty

Pet emergency medicine by BluePearl.

Pet emergencies can be scary – we’re here to help you handle them.

We understand that seeing your pet sick, hurt or in distress can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our experienced ER clinicians are prepared to take action and help.

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

Common pet emergencies.

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.

Acting quickly in an emergency may save your pet’s life.

If your pet is experiencing an emergency, you’ll have an entire veterinary team helping them so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Accidents, injuries and trauma (hit-by-car, animal attacks, etc.)
  • Bleeding 
  • Bloat (gastric dilatation volvulus, or GDV)
  • Collapse or unresponsiveness
  • Complications from chronic diseases 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Straining to urinate
  • Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects 
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Our emergency team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our emergency 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.

Holley “Jo” Eike


Emergency Medicine
On the job

As an emergency clinician, Dr. Holley “Jo” Eike enjoys working on new diabetes cases and the client conversations relating to this condition. She also finds wound management and laceration repair cases particularly gratifying.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Animal Science, Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell
Off duty

Dr. Eike’s hobbies include fitness and longbow archery. She has three cats, Smokey, Thetford and Teton, and a ball python, Britney Spears.

Jennifer Munkres


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Jennifer Munkres’ favorite type of veterinary work is that which truly changes a pet’s life for the better – and seeing owners elated that their beloved pet is returning home to them.

Her special interests include cytology, hematology, stabilizing and treating animals in shock and critically ill pets, all things related to ultrasounds and learning technical procedures like pericardiocentesis.

  • Fellowship, Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Internship, Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Lexington, KY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of California, Riverside
Off duty

Dr. Munkres’ family includes her husband and their two cats and two dogs. She enjoys learning to play alto saxophone, exercising with her personal trainer, pistol shooting, reading and working on her fixer-upper home.

Chad Powers


Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Chad Powers enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, particularly trauma.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Off duty

Dr. Powers and his wife like sharing their love of the outdoors with their son and daughter. Camping and hiking are two of the family’s favorite pastimes.

Shannah Rider


Emergency Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford
Off duty

Dr. Rider enjoys any being around horses, reading, star gazing and volunteer work.

What to expect.

We know an unexpected trip to the emergency pet hospital can be stressful, and we want you to be prepared 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

  • If possible, call us before arriving so we can discuss your pet’s condition, help you with directions and prepare our team.
  • Collect your pet’s medical records, current medication or any historical information.
  • If your pet has eaten something potentially toxic, bring the substance with you if it’s safe to do so.

During your visit

  • When you arrive, let us know if you need help bringing your pet in from the car, and we’ll be ready to assist you.
  • Our team will perform an initial triage exam on your pet to assess their condition.
  • To stabilize your pet, we may need to administer IV fluids, pain medications, oxygen therapy and sometimes blood or plasma transfusions.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive discharge instructions and a list of any recommended medications.

After your visit

  • We’ll let your family veterinarian know about your pet’s condition and the treatment they receive at BluePearl. This communication is key in the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in any follow-up treatment necessary. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.