We focus exclusively on emergency treatment and advanced specialty veterinary care. (For annual vaccines and wellness care, please see your primary care veterinarian.)
Types of specialties & services.
Each BluePearl pet hospital is unique. Our Sandy Springs location offers these specialties and services provided by skilled, compassionate and dedicated professionals.
If you believe your pet is sick, hurt or in distress, we’re here to provide expert care. Our trained emergency clinicians are prepared to diagnose and treat urgent cases, including severely injured or critically ill pets. Common emergency cases we see include:
- Animal attacks
- Collapse episodes
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty urinating
- Hit-by-car accidents
- Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects
- Severe diarrhea
Through every step of your pet’s emergency care experience, we keep you and your pet’s primary veterinarian informed and involved.
Our veterinary cardiology team diagnoses and treats diseases of the heart and lungs. We use advanced imaging tools and techniques to identify your pet’s specific condition and develop a treatment plan. Cardiology patients have a variety of treatment options, including minimally invasive procedures.
Your pet’s primary veterinarian may refer you to our cardiology service for:
- Newly diagnosed heart murmur or recent increase in murmur grade (1-6)
- Episodes of collapse or fainting
- Irregular breathing or respiratory distress
- Chronic coughing
- High or low blood pressure
- Diagnosed heart failure or heart disease
- Irregular heart rhythm
Critical care patients come to our hospital due to trauma, the development of an acute life-threatening illness or immediately following major surgery. Our critical care service carefully evaluates each patient and creates a custom monitoring plan by measuring variables such as pulse, heart rate, blood pressure and more.
We are prepared to treat many different types of trauma, including:
- Respiratory distress
- Blood transfusions
Our radiology service performs many non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures such as radiography, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans. These services allow our clinicians unique, non-invasive opportunities for evaluating various diseases.
Veterinary internists are trained to take care of patients who can’t tell them what’s wrong. By using the pet’s history, clinical signs, lab results, imaging studies and other testing, our internal medicine team can diagnose severe, chronic illnesses or symptoms that appear suddenly.
Medical and Radiation Oncology
Our compassionate oncology team offers a variety of treatment options for pets with cancer. Patients benefit from our comprehensive approach to cancer care, which uses advanced combinations of surgical, medical (chemotherapy), immunological and radiation therapy.
From initial diagnosis to ongoing care, we take an integrative approach to treating cancer that includes:
- Taking time to listen to and answer all your questions and concerns about your pet’s cancer treatment
- Creating a treatment plan tailored to your pet’s individual needs
- Working within your schedule for delivering therapy
- Maintaining regular updates with your pet’s referring family veterinarian
By helping you understand your pet’s disease and by providing appropriate educational tools, we all work together to improve and promote your pet’s best quality of life.
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Our neurology team uses advanced imaging technologies, cutting-edge medical therapies and surgical procedures to diagnose and treat patients with neurological disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
Some of the most common neurological disorders we see include:
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Brain and spinal cord trauma
- Disc herniation and other lumbosacral disorders
- Brain tumors
- Neuromuscular disease
For pets experiencing eye problems, our ophthalmology team is trained to diagnose and treat a variety of ocular conditions using surgical and non-invasive techniques. Your primary veterinarian may refer you to our ophthalmology service if your pet is experiencing problems like:
- Cornea injuries
- Retinal disease
- Dry eye
- Eyelid and eyelash injuries or abnormalities
- Inflammation and conjunctivitis
- Third eyelid, or cherry eye
Radioiodine I-131 Treatment
If your cat is experiencing symptoms including changes in behavior or eating habits, weight loss, fever, rapid heartbeat, changes in litter box habits, shedding or diarrhea, they may have a condition called hyperthyroidism.
Similar to humans, cats have a thyroid gland that regulates their metabolism. If the gland develops a tumor (almost all are non-cancerous), hyperthyroidism can occur. Untreated, this condition can be fatal. Our BluePearl veterinary specialists can diagnose this condition and treat your cat, often completely curing their hyperthyroidism.
When your pet needs surgery, our veterinary surgery team is ready to provide the best possible care. Our hospital is equipped with advanced tools, technology and monitoring capabilities to provide sophisticated medical care and compassionate service during your pet’s time of need.
Surgery may be the best option for pets with:
- Chronic diseases like ear or respiratory tract infections
- Congenital conditions like dysplasia or heart defects
- Trauma or injuries, including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries
Our team respects the close bond between pets and their owners and treats each patient with dignity, compassion and kindness.