NEW YORK – Doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners, a group of specialty and emergency hospitals for pets, are confident they can still save the dog, Brian Griffin, from Seth MacFarlane’s hit television show, Family Guy.
Brian was a male Labrador retriever who was a member of the Griffin family. Although a canine, Brian was known for his ability to talk, he drove a Toyota Prius, and walked on his hind legs while commonly knocking back martinis. His character died during Sunday night’s show when he was struck by a vehicle.
But, specialty veterinarians with BluePearl believe there may still be a way to save him.
“If the writers of the show could somehow help Stewie Griffin get his time machine up and working to the point where they could get Brian to one of our specialty and emergency hospitals, we would use everything at our disposal to try to bring back one of America’s most beloved pooches,” said Dr. Jennifer Welser, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners.
Most BluePearl hospitals have CT-scanners, MRIs, ventilators, and other specialty equipment found in most human hospitals, all of which may be useful in saving Brian.
As always, doctors from BluePearl are available 24-hours-a-day.
“We’re calling on Mr. MacFarlane, the writers and most importantly, Stewie, to do everything in their power to save Brian,” said Dr. Mark Levy, a board-certified surgeon with BluePearl in New York. “Just get him to one of our hospitals and we’ll provide whatever surgery or specialty needs may be necessary to try to save him.”
If New York is too far from Quahog, Rhode Island, where the Griffins live on Family Guy, BluePearl Veterinary Partners’ newest hospital is located in the greater Boston area.
“The bottom line is, our doctors are available for whatever specialty and emergency needs there are, 24-hours-a-day, at most of our locations,” Welser said. “Whether it’s America’s most beloved cartoon dog, or your pet at home, if there is an emergency or specialty issue, we’re here to help.”
About BluePearl Veterinary Partners
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,600 people including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.