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NorthStar VETS Goes Fear Free


NorthStar VETS has taken on an important initiative designed to further the hospital’s purpose of improving the quality of life for patients, clients, the family veterinarian, and our staff. In 2017, NorthStar VETS set the goal of reducing stress for patients. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Timothy


This is the story of Timothy, a dog that came to NorthStar VETS for an innovative surgery technique to help with a kidney stone issue. Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch and Dr. Kimberly Hammer of the Interventional Radiology team were able to make this dog more comfortable with minimal disruption to delicate tissue. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Ruby


This is the story of Ruby, a 4 month old Rhode Island Red hen that came to NorthStar VETS through emergency unable to stand and in shock. Dr. Matthew Grootenboer of the Avian and Exotics team was able to get this hen back on her feet. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Vincent Patanio, DVM


Dr. Vincent Patanio is a member of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, he talks about how he got into veterinary medicine, the kinds of cases he sees and how his interactions with clients make him a better doctor every day. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Kate Kerrigan, DVM, MS, DACVR


Dr. Kate Kerrigan is a member of the Veterinary Radiology team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about her decision to go into veterinary medicine, how Radiologists fit into the overall team caring for … Continue reading

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Flow Cytometry vs PARR


If you need to confirm neoplasia, then PARR is preferred because it can not only determine if a neoplastic population is present but also provide phenotype. The other instance PARR is preferred is when you have dead tissue (ie. lymph node cytology slides). Flow cytometry is especially helpful in distinguishing among the various types of leukemia in patients with a lymphocytosis. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Heather Knapp-Hoch, DVM, MS, DACVS


Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch is a member of the Veterinary Surgery team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about her education, the types of surgeries in which she specializes, and why NorthStar VETS is at the same level as the nation’s top academic veterinary specialty hospitals. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Bear


The team at NorthStar VETS is doing innovative and amazing things every day as they work to advance the level of care available to your pet. This is a new series of posts to be shared highlighting cool cases at … Continue reading

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What you Need to Know about Dog Flu


You can get the flu, but did you know your dog can as well? It’s called canine influenza (CIV) – or dog flu – and cases of it have been popping up all over the country. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Jennifer Kim, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)


Dr. Jennifer Kim is a member of the Veterinary Oncology team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, what veterinary oncology is about, and the words from a client that keep her going. Continue reading

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