BluePearl in Clearwater Now Open 24/7 for Pet Emergencies

CLEARWATER, Fla. – BluePearl Veterinary Partners specialty and emergency veterinary hospital in Clearwater began operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on Monday.

The hospital is open to receive pets experiencing after-hours emergencies if their families’ veterinarians are not available.

“We’re excited to expand our services and fortunate for the continued support from both the veterinary and the pet owner communities throughout the Tampa Bay area,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, co-founder and chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “We’re proud to now offer after-hour emergency care for pets on both sides of the bay.”

The Clearwater location offers specialty services in acupuncture, cardiology, critical care, dermatology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation and surgery. Specialty appointments are made through referrals from family veterinarians.

The Clearwater veterinary hospital gained worldwide attention in May when Dr. Brian Luria, a board-certified specialist in internal medicine, and Dr. Mike Reems, a board-certified surgeon, successfully diagnosed and removed a giant hairball from inside a tiger’s stomach.

About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Formed in 2008, BluePearl Veterinary Partners is headquartered in Tampa, Fla., and employs more than 1,200 people including approximately 250 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals are referral-only and don’t provide primary care. Most BluePearl hospitals offer 24-hour emergency care services. BluePearl is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship educational programs. BluePearl also participates in and conducts clinical trials to study the effectiveness of new drugs and treatments, which give clients access to cutting-edge medicine not yet commercially available and improves the quality of care delivered to our patients.


Date: July 8, 2013