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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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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 Bear


The team at NorthStar VETS is doing innovative and amazing things every day as they work to advance the level of care available to your pet. This is a new series of posts to be shared highlighting cool cases at … Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Fiona


Fiona presented to the Surgery team in Robbinsville in January as a 5-month-old female intact Boxer with a right forelimb angular limb deformity. She had an abnormal curvature of the right radius and ulna which was causing her limb to curve to the inside (carpal varus). She also had a shortened right forelimb due to the premature closure of her distal medial radial growth plate. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Casey


Casey was an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever that presented to NorthStar VETS late one morning after her owner found her laying on her side and minimally responsive after consuming a bottle of medication. Dr. Berkowitz of the Emergency and Critical Care team, opted to try a novel therapy of giving her intravenous lipid emulsion. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Romeo


Romeo is a 7-year-old male neutered Cock-a-poo who came to NorthStar VETS in January after being hit by a car. After initial stabilization, he was transferred to the Surgery department for management of degloving wounds sustained to the right forelimb. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Dorothy Jackson DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)


Dorothy Jackson, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) is a doctor in the Oncology service at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, the types of cases she sees, and what she … Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Kristina Vygantas, DVM, DACVO


Dr. Kristina Vygantas is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, the kinds of things she does most commonly for pets and one of her favorite cases…Snow Leopards! Continue reading

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The Human and Animal Blood Drives at NorthStar VETS


NorthStar VETS had successful human and animal blood drives in 2016 at each of its locations. The need for blood is year-round, but this story will give you a lot of insight into the kind of good that comes from these events. Continue reading

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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: Zika and Heartworm Disease


Some pet owners are curious about how the Zika virus may affect them and their pets. While there is still much for health scientists to learn on that front, we DO know that heartworms are another mosquito-borne disease affecting pets across the US. Continue reading

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