Category Archives: Pets

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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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Raphael Vezina-Audette, DVM, MSc


Raphael Vezina-Audette, DVM, MSc (practice limited to anesthesia) is a doctor in the Anesthesiology service at NorthStar VETS. In this video and blog post below, he talks about his international training in veterinary medicine, how what he does makes pets safer, and the challenges of working in a busy hospital. 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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Cat Food Recall Notice


The J.M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of 9Lives Protein Plus wet, canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). Continue reading

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Cool Case Ceili


At the second appointment, this time in Robbinsville, Ed and Nancy discussed the options with Dr. Stobie. “There were basically three,” they remembered, “chemotherapy, full amputation of the leg, or removal of the tumor with the innovative use of skin expanders to allow the site to close properly after surgery.” Continue reading

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FDA Issues Recalls on Three Brands of Pet Food


The FDA recently issued notices on its website regarding three pet food manufacturers with food containing excessive amounts of vitamin D. The companies have issued voluntary recalls. Continue reading

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