BluePearl Pet Hospital
Town Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Urgent Care

Specialty and Urgent Care
By appointment
Urgent Care:
Mon: 8 am-5 pm
Tue-Thu: 9 am-6 pm

Pet urgent care by BluePearl.

Here for you and your pet – when you need it most.

As a pet owner, you know that sickness or injuries can happen anytime, not just during the hours your family vet is available.

That’s why our urgent care service provides treatment when your pet needs it. Veterinary urgent care meets the needs of sick or injured pets who aren’t in serious or life-threatening situations but still need prompt medical attention from a veterinarian to feel better as soon as possible.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Should I take my pet to urgent care or the emergency room?

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.

Similar to walk-in clinics in human medicine, veterinary urgent care is designed to treat acute, non-life-threatening conditions. The emergency hospital is the place to go if your pet is in critical condition and needs immediate, life-saving treatment.

If you’re not sure where to take your pet, give us a call – we’re here to help and support you during your pet’s time of need.

Our urgent care team

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our urgent care 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.

Thomas McManus

On the job

Dr. Thomas McManus is SCUBA certified, and his skills include handling marine animals as well as cats, dogs and birds. He is especially interested in managing trauma and foreign body ingestion cases.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Science, University of New England, Biddeford
Off duty

Dr. McManus enjoys spending time by the water, whether kayaking, swimming, diving or lounging on the beach with a good book. He is also an aquarium hobbyist and looks forward to getting a dog of his own soon.

Edward Trainor

On the job

Dr. Edward Trainor is especially interested in managing intervertebral disc disease and seizure disorders.

  • Internship, Neurology, BluePearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield, MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb
Off duty

Dr. Trainor enjoys exploring the many local beaches and breweries of the Virginia Beach area or just spending time at home with his cats Link and Zelda.

What to expect.

We know that seeing your pet sick or hurt can be stressful, and we want you to be prepared 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

  • If possible, call us before arriving so we can discuss your pet’s condition, help you with directions and prepare our team.
  • Collect your pet’s medical records, current medication or any historical information.

During your visit

  • Our team will perform a thorough exam on your pet to assess their condition.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive discharge instructions and a list of any recommended medications.

After your visit

  • We’ll let your family veterinarian know about your pet’s condition and the treatment they receive at BluePearl. This communication is key in the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in any follow-up treatment necessary. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know —we’re here for you.