BluePearl Pet Hospital
East Orlando, FL


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
  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound

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.

Cheryl Tano

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

On the job

Dr. Cheryl Tano has over 20 years of experience in veterinary surgery and she primarily performs orthopedic procedures. She also serves on the board of directors of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. Her special interests include TPLO and TTA surgeries for cranial cruciate ligament disease, arthroscopy and fracture repair.

  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, Canine Rehabilitation Institute, Wellington, FL
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Veterinary Surgery, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Trenton State College, NJ
Off duty

Dr. Tano and her wife, who is also a veterinarian, have four dogs. She is passionate about running and has completed several full and half marathons, as well as Ironman and shorter distance triathlons.

Katelyn Walraven

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

On the job

Dr. Katelyn Walraven finds minimally invasive procedures including laparoscopic gastropexy, liver biopsies and cholecystectomies the most gratifying to perform. She is also interested in managing trauma causes and fracture repair.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services, Rochester, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services, Rochester, NY
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing
Off duty

Dr. Walraven enjoys kayaking and paddleboarding and is looking forward to getting SCUBA certified. At home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their pets: Two cats, a Chihuahua and a chiweenie.

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.