Category Archives: Pets

An Open Letter to the Community


We know how difficult the last year and a half has been on you, especially for those of you who in addition to everything else, also experienced a sick or injured pet, or the loss of a beloved companion. Continue reading

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Case Success: Mud


Mud graduated from his SRT treatment on June 10, 2021 as the first patient to be treated at NorthStar VETS with PetCure Oncology. Continue reading

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New Satellite Summer Hours


Effective Thursday, July 1st, the NorthStar VETS satellites in Maple Shade and Brick will have new hours. For the duration of the summer, these offices will be open from 7:00am-11:00pm and closed during the overnight hours. Continue reading

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Why Emergencies are Longer


Due to the pandemic, all of our NorthStar VETS locations have seen huge patient surges due to family veterinarians with limited hours or other emergency hospitals diverting patients. Continue reading

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The Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament


In general, bone-cutting techniques like the Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) are preferred for larger dogs as they provide patients with a very strong repair and a much earlier return to function. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: I Feared Losing My Best Friend


He sees his family veterinarian twice a year, and on a recent visit, we received some bad news. Normal liver enzyme levels for a dog should be between five and one-hundred-thirty. Chockie’s enzyme levels were at three-thousand! Continue reading

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Feline Blood Donors Save Two Lives


NorthStar VETS Veterinary Assistant, June O’Hara, brought in her cats, Squeaker and Gandalf the Grey, to make the donations. Squeaker’s blood was taken in one room of the hospital and carried to the room where Patch needed it right away. Gandalf’s blood went to the bank, but was almost immediately taken back out to save Jasper. The need for blood from dogs, cats, and exotic pets is great and new donors are always welcome into the program! Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Zoe Launcelott, DVM, DACVS


Zoe Launcelott, DVM, DACVS is a doctor in the Surgery service at NorthStar VETS. In this video, she talks about why she left a future in human medicine to pursue veterinary surgery, the case that meant the most to her, and the number one thing she wants you to know. Continue reading

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Surgery Success: Alana


In spite of all she’s been through, Alana has the heart of a fighter and the guts of a survivor. All of Alana’s masses were successfully removed, and the next day she impressed us all by walking around and eating. Continue reading

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Update to Our Covid-19 Hospital Protocols


On Monday, May 3, 2021, we are taking steps toward reopening our hospitals to the public. One masked pet parent will be escorted by a staff member to a private exam room. Continue reading

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