Category Archives: Pets

NorthStar VETS Cool Case Ozzie


This is the story of Ozzie, a patient of Veterinary Internist Deborah Ward and Veterinary Surgeon Daniel Stobie, who received an innovative cryotherapy technique on his adrenal glands that eliminated both his Cushings disease and Diabetes. Continue reading

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What to Expect when you have to Say Goodbye


Should the decision be made to euthanize a pet, please know that NorthStar VETS treats all cases as compassionately as possible. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Steven Berkowitz, DVM


Steven Berkowitz, DVM is a doctor in the Emergency and Critical Care service at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, he talks about when he knew he was going to be a veterinarian, how the critical care service works, and his favorite thing about working at NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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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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Advice on Training your Dog


My mantra for living successfully with dogs is MANAGEMENT-ENRICHMENT-EDUCATION. If you are not managing your pet correctly, your efforts to train a dog may be wasted. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Gaemia Tracy, DVM


Gaemia Tracy, DVM is a doctor in the Neurology service at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, he talks about how he got into veterinary medicine, the types of cases he sees, and why he chose to work at NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Shiara Arulpragasam, DVM, CCRP, DACVS


Dr. Shiara Arulpragasam is a Veterinary Surgeon at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, her love of Great Danes, and what she looks for in a great veterinary specialty hospital. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Tammy Anderson, DVM, DACVIM


Dr. Tammy Anderson is a Veterinary Internist at NorthStar VETS. In this video, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, the types of things she does for pets, and the words her mother said to her that changed her life. Continue reading

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