Category Archives: Pets

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: 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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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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Human and Animal Blood Drives at NorthStar VETS


NorthStar VETS is hosting TWO human and animal blood drives this June! These are excellent opportunities for you and your pet to give back with the gift of life. Find the event most convenient for you and sign up right … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Ensure a Safe Veterinary Waiting Room Experience


Over the years, we have seen many different interactions in the waiting room. These are the top three things you can do to ensure a safe experience for everyone while you wait to be seen. Continue reading

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Jaws the Cat Gets Broken Jaw Fixed


This is a great story about how one person stepped up to help an animal in need, and two caring veterinarians stood with her and got the community involved to save this cat’s life and give him a second chance. Continue reading

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Does My Pet Really Need Blood Tests Before Surgery


The blood chemistry profile provides information regarding your pet’s overall body function. This enables us to choose the best anesthetic medications to use for your pet, making his or her anesthesia as safe as possible. Continue reading

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Hills Science Diet issues voluntary market withdrawal of eight popular products


For reasons that have yet to be disclosed, select Hill’s Science Diet products have been removed from PetSmart retail locations as a result of a “voluntary market withdrawal.” Continue reading

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