It takes a village…

George suffered a bad fracture on his elbow.
George’s Story
George, a 10 month old pit mix, underfed and severely broken, is in need of your help. Growing up the hard way earned George a serious fracture that needs surgical repair. Left homeless, with no family to back him, NorthStar VETS and the Veticare Foundation have stepped in to give him the chance he needs. Surgery for this type of injury is extensive and costly. With a team of willing doctors, a foundation with a heart and your direct donation, we can get this sweet little guy fixed. This is George post-op, recovering from his surgeryDonate now at or contact Eileen Schuck, Director of Vet-i-Care at 609.259.8300 x1153 or email
George is a cute little pup. Here he was waiting for his surgery.

Benjamin Staiger, Med. Vet.Benjamin Staiger, Med. Vet.
Inspired by the quality of veterinary science and exceptional level of care, Dr. Staiger pursued surgical specialization in the US after graduating from the University of Munich in 2004. He completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Michigan State University followed by a surgical fellowship for international veterinarians. He was accepted into a comprehensive surgical residency program at MSU in 2006 and completed in July 2010. In addition, he is currently earning a Master’s Degree in veterinary surgery, orthopedics, and biomechanics. Besides his extensive orthopedic training and strong interest in traumatology and soft tissue surgery, Dr. Staiger developed a particular passion for Interventional Radiology (IR) from early on in his residency. He is a founding member of the IR Service at MSU and has assisted and performed in numerous IR procedures since 2005. Through collaboration between NorthStar VETS and MSU it was possible to create an IR Fellowship for Dr. Staiger at MSU, which in this way is the only university in the country to offer such a training program. Dr. Staiger joined NorthStar VETS in October 2011 as a surgeon and integral member of our developing IR team.

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