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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Amanda Joslin, DVM, DACVO


We caught up with Dr. Joslin, who was checking on a patient. Dr. Joslin is a doctor in the Ophthalmology service at NorthStar VETS and her father originally inspired her to become a veterinarian. “My dad is a veterinarian in South Jersey. Ever since I was a child I knew that I just loved animals. I love being around them and love helping them. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team Benjamin Donati VMD


Benjamin Donati, VMD is a doctor in the Emergency and Critical Care service at NorthStar VETS. In this video, he talks about his path into veterinary medicine, the types of cases he likes to treat, and why growing up in this area is an asset to the way he practices. Continue reading

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Cool Case Hedgy


Surgery, although risky due to her anemia, was the next step to stop the continued bleeding once and for all. In surgery, Dr. Britton removed the abnormal reproductive system with special surgical tools to avoid any bleeding. Continue reading

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Cool Case Murray


At their first visit, Murray was treated for his Pancreatitis by Dr. Stacy Wylie of the NorthStar VETS Internal Medicine team. Dr. Wylie described the case. “Murray is an 8-year-old dog who presented to NorthStar VETS initially for vomiting, inappetence, and increased drinking and urination. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus.” Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS


When I decided to open the practice, I envisioned a place where we could do everything under one roof and not have to send the cases away to other hospitals for different specialties and pets could get everything taken care of in one place. We have a great team here and I wouldn’t be able to do it without all the people who work here. All of us working together has created something that I think is really special. Continue reading

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Cooper and Otis


Cooper is a British Shorthair, and has the less common Type B blood that was needed to successfully treat Otis. After Cooper made his contribution, it was given to Otis, who is now back home happy and healthy. Continue reading

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Biddy the Farm Dog gets Knee Surgery


They drove down to central New Jersey from eastern Long Island on surgery day feeling good about their decision. “Biddy is our baby,” said Ginny, “and means so much to us. Now that our children are grown, John wanted another work partner and I love snuggling her at the end of the day.” They spent the day waiting at the hospital while the surgery was performed and the stress of it all finally caught up with them, but eventually Dr. Stobie came to them with good news: the surgery was a success! Continue reading

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Miracle Maggie


Maggie is a 4-year-old dog who came to NorthStar VETS with vomiting and bloody diarrhea. She developed shock from severe fluid losses, and a clotting problem from internal bleeding. It’s possible that she ate something she shouldn’t have eaten. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Dobby


Dobby is a Chihuahua born with deformities in his upper legs. Through advanced veterinary medicine, Dr. Daniel Stobie of the NorthStar VETS Surgical team used 3D printing as a tool in helping this dog have good legs to stand on. Continue reading

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Cool Case Marzipan


“She told me about a new procedure where they inject collagen into the sphincter muscles in the urethra to plump them up and help prevent urine from dribbling through. I trusted Dr. Hammer and after researching it for myself, decided to explore this option further with her.” Continue reading

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