Specialty Vet Medicine in Levittown, PA

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At BluePearl Pet Hospital in Levittown, it’s our mission to enhance the human-animal bond by providing our community of referring veterinarians and pet owners with exceptional specialty and emergency care.

As a Certified Level 1 emergency & critical care facility and national trauma center, we serve pet families in the greater Philadelphia area by offering personalized 24-hour emergency medicine, and specialty care in a broad range of medical disciplines.

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.

Anesthesiology & Pain Management

Our anesthesiology and pain management service works with other specialties in the hospital to provide safe and comfortable sedation and anesthesia for pets during diagnostic and surgical procedures. Using sophisticated tools to monitor your pet under anesthesia, our experts utilize advanced techniques to control pain.

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.

Ophthalmology

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:

  • Cataracts
  • Cornea injuries
  • Retinal disease
  • Dry eye
  • Eyelid and eyelash injuries or abnormalities
  • Glaucoma
  • 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 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

Our Approach

The expert veterinarians at our 24 hour pet hospital in Levittown take a collaborative approach to specialty medicine, and we work closely with your pet’s primary veterinarian to provide comprehensive care.

Through every step of your pet’s care, we thoroughly inform you of all your options to best support your pet’s quality of life, while answering any questions you may have. We also communicate closely with your pet’s primary veterinarian for ongoing, comprehensive care.

We pride ourselves on having a caring, highly skilled team of clinicians, technicians and administrative staff members. Our values include professional excellence, teamwork, integrity and compassion, and we share a common goal of providing exceptional veterinary care for your pets.

Our Facility

BluePearl Levittown’s multi-specialty veterinary hospital features advanced technology and equipment to diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions in pets. Our state-of-the-art facility features:

  • On-site MRI and CT scanners – to provide the highest level of diagnostic imaging
  • Dedicated ICU – an intensive care unit for critically ill and injured pets with 24-hour monitoring
  • In-house laboratory – for timely diagnostics information and continued monitoring
  • Radioiodine treatment room – to treat cats with hyperthyroidism
  • Separate canine and feline wards – with monitoring from doctors and technicians
  • Linear accelerator – providing radiation therapy for cancer patients