Monthly Archives: February 2017

NorthStar VETS Cool Case Rudy


This is the story of Rudy, a patient of Veterinary Dentist and Oral Surgeon, Dr. John Lewis, and how a relatively new technique helped this dog overcome a partially diseased jawbone. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Peliosis Hepatis


A 3-year-11-month-old 22.5 kg female spayed mixed breed dog presented for progressive lethargy and vomiting. Treatment with azithromycin resulted in Bartonella serology negative status and no further evidence of hemoperitonium at recheck examination 12 months after initial presentation. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Parker


Parker is a miniature poodle that presented to NorthStar VETS at 18 weeks of age for urinary incontinence. Cystoscopic laser ablation of intramural ectopic ureters is accomplished via a minimally invasive scoping procedure and ablation of the ureteral wall with a cystoscopically-guided laser fiber. It has been 3 months since Parker’s procedure and her owners were happy to report she was doing great at home. Continue reading

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