Our Services

We focus exclusively on emergency treatment and advanced specialty veterinary care. (For annual A vet tech holds a small dog on a table and reads his blood pressure.vaccines and wellness care, please see your primary care veterinarian.)

Types of Specialties & Services

Each BluePearl pet hospital is unique. Our Tampa location offers these specialties and services provided by skilled, compassionate and dedicated professionals.

Emergency Medicine

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
  • Bleeding
  • Collapse episodes
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Hit-by-car accidents
  • Ingestion of medications, poisons or objects
  • Seizure
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Vomiting

Through every step of your pet’s emergency care experience, we keep you and your pet’s primary veterinarian informed and involved.

Cardiology

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

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:

  • Sepsis
  • Respiratory distress
  • Blood transfusions

Dermatology

If your pet is suffering from a skin condition or experiencing allergy symptoms, our dermatology team is here to help. Our pet dermatologists have the training to diagnose, manage and treat common and complex skin conditions in pets. We work closely with your pet’s primary veterinarian to create comprehensive care plans for the long-term management of skin complications.

Common conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Allergies (both environmental and food-related)
  • Acute and chronic disease of the skin and ears
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Parasitic skin diseases (like mange)
  • Fungal infections (like ringworm)

Diagnostic Imaging

Our radiology service performs many non-invasive and minimally invasive diagnostic procedures. These services allow the specialty clinicians unique, non-invasive opportunities for evaluating various diseases.

Internal Medicine

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 specialists can diagnose severe, chronic illnesses or symptoms that appear suddenly.

Neurology

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 
  • Encephalitis

Oncology

Our compassionate oncology team offers a variety of treatment options for pets with cancer. From initial diagnosis to ongoing care, we are focused on promoting your pet’s quality of life.

We take an integrative approach to treating cancer that includes:

  • Taking time to listen to and answer all questions and concerns about cancer treatment
  • Creating a treatment plan tailored to each patient and client’s individual needs
  • Working within client’s schedules for therapy delivery
  • Maintaining regular updates with referring family veterinarians

By helping every pet owner understand their pet’s disease and by providing appropriate educational tools, we all work together to improve and extend each pet’s quality of life.

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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 with a single injection.

Surgery

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:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic diseases like ear or respiratory tract infections
  • Congenital conditions like dysplasia or heart defects
  • Hernias
  • Trauma or injuries, including fractures, ligament and tendon injuries

Veterinary Blood Blank

Veterinary blood donor programs collect and store blood to better support pets in need. It’s our goal to provide access to life-saving blood products for pets, and your pet may be able to help. Contact us to learn more about requirements and whether your pet is eligible to help save lives.

Compassionate Treatment

Our team respects the close bond between pet owners and their pets and treats each with dignity, compassion and kindness.