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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Matthew Grootenboer, VMD


Dr. Matthew Grootenboer, VMD is a member of the Avian and Exotics 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 the … Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Thorn


Thorn presented to Dr. Portner of the Emergency and Critical Care team on referral from another emergency and specialty hospital for treatment of suspected Tetanus infection. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Helps Dog Serve at Childrens Hospital


On Thursday, November 16, Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) in New Brunswick, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, became the only children’s hospital in New Jersey with a facility therapy dog on staff. NorthStar VETS is providing life-long veterinary care for Burton, the therapy dog at the hospital. Continue reading

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New Drug Tanovea for Canine Lymphoma Patients


NorthStar VETS is proud to offer the first treatment approved for Canine Lymphoma. Tanovea-CA1 (rabacfosidine) is a classic chemotherapy in a class of drugs not in our typical protocols. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Bebe


Bebe is a 10-month-old, male neutered Chihuahua, who presented to NorthStar VETS with a history of being lost for two days. When his pet parents found him, he was limping on his right forelimb. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: My Cat Needed Emergency Oral Surgery


Boots recovered nicely. No bleeding, no swelling, etc. despite being such a challenge to all, even me. I know Boots was in the back doing his utmost to give everyone a hard time, but you were absolutely right about him. Continue reading

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Statement of Purpose for NorthStar VETS


We at NorthStar VETS know the value of the pets in your lives, believe that they are worthy of the highest levels of care and compassion, and in doing our jobs, improve their quality of life as well as everyone around us. Continue reading

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Honoring Shannon


Shannon is a dog that came to the NorthStar VETS Oncology service on Christmas Eve of 2012 with lymphoma. She was 7 years old at the time and we started the standard CHOP chemotherapy protocol for her. Shannon did quite well through treatment and remains in remission for her lymphoma, but would have a second battle to win. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Mollie


Mollie is a thirteen year old cat who came to see the Internal Medicine department about 6 months ago for increased drinking, urinating, an episode of vomiting, and elevated liver enzymes noted on her veterinarian’s bloodwork. Continue reading

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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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