Category Archives: Pets

Domestic Companion Animals and COVID-19


We are still learning about how the virus that causes COVID-19 can affect animals. Based on the limited information available now, the risk of pets spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. Routine testing of companion animals for COVID-19 is currently not recommended. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Updates To Our Covid-19 Hospital Protocols


On Monday, June 8, 2020, NorthStar VETS will begin our phase of reopening our hospitals to the public. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Surgery Success Opie


Dr. Daniel Stobie and Dr. Kelly Johnson of the NorthStar VETS Surgery team performed an OATS procedure (Osteochondral Autograft Transfer System) on Opie’s right stifle. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

COVID-19 Testing for Pets


The confirmation of COVID-19 in a Tiger at a New York zoo raised concerns among pet parents regarding the possibility of transmitting the virus to domestic cats. This information from the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association breaks down the facts. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus Frequently Asked Questions


Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV) is a serious viral disease that may cause a high rate of infection and death in rabbits. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Curbside Check In


Scheduled appointments will pull into our parking lot and call (609) 259-8300 to notify their arrival. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Coronavirus Information from NorthStar VETS


As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an evolving topic for our clients, NorthStar VETS Medical Directors have reviewed multiple health organization recommendations. First and foremost, we are monitoring and taking precautions to protect you and your pets during what the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared as a pandemic. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Hemodialysis for Pets


Dogs and cats are able to benefit from hemodialysis just as people are. The use of hemodialysis in veterinary medicine is a little different compared to people but the basic principles are the same. Here we will explain the basics of hemodialysis as well as the indications for this treatment in dogs and cats. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

From the Client Perspective: Living with IMHA


Those who know Ethan know how difficult life was for him. We learned how to conquer his fears and be happy. That’s when we faced his next big battle – IMHA. Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Dominick Valenzano, DVM


Dominick Valenzano, DVM is a doctor in the Surgery service at NorthStar VETS. In this video, he talks about leaving engineering to get into veterinary medicine, the types of cases he sees, and what drew him to NorthStar VETS to … Continue reading

Posted in Pets, Veterinary Medicine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment