BluePearl Pet Hospital
Tukwila, WA

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.

  • 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.

Ken Linde

Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

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On the job

Dr. Ken Linde co-owned a mixed animal veterinary practice in British Columbia for 23 years, where he focused on small animal surgeries and dairy medicine. He decided to pursue advanced training in surgery because he feels the field provides him the opportunity to make an even more positive and often immediate difference in the well-being of an animal. His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, hepatobiliary surgery, adrenalectomy, intrathoracic surgeries and fracture repair.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Specialists, Kirkland WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Off duty

Married with five grown children, Dr. Linde is now raising a German short-haired pointer. His other hobbies include windsurfing, kiteboarding and vintage motorcycles.

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Alexandra Reist

Board-Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

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On the job

Dr. Alexandra Reist has extensive experience and training. She provides advanced surgical and medical options while keeping your pet’s best interest and well-being at the forefront. Dr. Reist performs a wide variety of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including:

  • ACL and CrCL injuries
  • Joint luxation
  • Maxillofacial
  • Liver and biliary system surgeries
  • Urinary surgery
  • Soft tissue reconstruction
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Thoracic ligation
  • Lung Lobectomies

Dr. Reist highly regards the patient-doctor relationship and aims to meet each client’s needs by providing a complete understanding of conditions and effective communication throughout the process. She works with clients to decide the best treatment plan for their pet while practicing the highest standard of surgical medicine.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal)
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Oncology, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Findlay, OH
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Reist enjoys cycling, wine tasting and cheering (plus some yelling) for the Buffalo Bills. Most of all, she loves spending time with her spouse, raising their daughter and caring for two kooky dogs, Olive and Jacob.

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.