Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

Surgery Success: Rocco


The pipe entered Rocco’s chest missing his heart, lungs, and esophagus. It penetrated his diaphragm, but missed his liver, kidneys and intestines as it exited his lower back. Continue reading

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Inspiration in the 2021 Purpose in Action Book


NorthStar VETS released its 2021 Purpose in Action book designed to inspire you to do great things. With 22 authors, 24 pages, and 39 unique personal stories, get wisdom and advice from our doctors on finding and fulfilling your purpose. Continue reading

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What to Expect During your NorthStar VETS Visit


At NorthStar VETS, every member of our team has worked harder than ever for our patients, clients, referring veterinary practices, and each other as demand for veterinary services has increased tremendously. Continue reading

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Case Success Mackers


By late October, he was in complete remission. He now has four months of treatment complete and two to go. By addressing the issue quickly, directly, and with the right goals in mind, Mackers enjoys a much-improved quality of life today! Continue reading

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Cool Case: Bruno


The team at NorthStar VETS opted for electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Delivery of an electrical current to the entire heart via patches placed on either side of the chest helps to break the irregular heart rhythm and allows the heart’s own pacemaker (the sinus node) to resume control of the heart rate and rhythm. Continue reading

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Reinstating Curbside Protocols


Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the area, NorthStar VETS is reinstating its curbside procedures on Monday, November 2 to keep patients, clients and staff safe. Continue reading

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Pet Loss and Changing Seasons


The grieving process still needs to happen, all while taking care of ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Continue reading

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Veterinarians are Heroes Too


We will bring you the stories of people in the veterinary field who held down (and continue to man) the fort during the pandemic. Here is our first story – one vet who, even as COVID-19 barreled over our area, continued to do his job, caring for our pets and, in many ways, us pet parents as well. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Kirk Herrmann, DVM (Practice Limited to Dentistry and Oral Surgery)


When I tell someone a diagnosis that’s poor, but I’m able to fix it, having that positive outcome in the end and that relationship that we’ve built up with the client over time is worth it. Continue reading

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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

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