BluePearl Pet Hospital
Oklahoma City, OK

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.

  • Cranial cruciate ligament (ACL/CCL) tears
  • Trauma or injuries, including fractures and tendon injuries
  • Gastropexy (prevents gastric dilatation and volvulus)
  • Tumors (cancerous and noncancerous)
  • Chronic diseases like ear or respiratory tract infections
  • Congenital conditions like dysplasia or heart defects
  • Emergencies like swallowing a foreign body
  • Spaying or neutering needs
  • Hernias

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.

  • Radiography (X-rays)
  • CT scan
  • Biopsy
  • Ultrasound
  • Fine needle aspirate/cytology

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:

  • TPLO surgery
  • Fracture repair
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures
  • Tumor removal
  • Skin flaps or grafts

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.

J.T. Walker

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On the job

Dr. J.T. Walker enjoys all aspects of surgery especially orthopedic procedures like fracture repair and tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO), a procedure to stabilize a dog’s knee joint.

Dr. Walker is the medical director of our Oklahoma City hospital.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, FL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland, FL
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Biological Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Off duty

Some of Dr. Walker’s favorite pastimes include watching college football, reading and family time with his wife, daughter and dog Baylie.

Publications & Articles

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.