Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Jason Coggeshall, DVM


Dr. Jason Coggeshall is a member of the Veterinary Surgery team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, he talks about the first big decision of his career, the kind of cases veterinary surgeons typically see, and the thing that gets him excited about working on this team.

The first big decision of Dr. Coggeshall’s career
We caught up with Dr. Coggeshall, who was checking up on his patients. Dr. Coggeshall is relatively new to NorthStar VETS, but brings a wealth of experience from working in veterinary surgery throughout the country. “I always knew I wanted to do surgery, but didn’t always know I wanted to be a veterinarian. I had to make the choice between human surgery and veterinary surgery, and ultimately decided to go the route of veterinary surgery. I went to Tuskeegee University down in Alabama, did a few internships, then did a residency, and now I’m here at NorthStar VETS.”

_AD_8087_RT2What surgeons like Dr. Coggeshall see from day to day
Dr. Coggeshall and the surgical team at NorthStar VETS perform a wide variety of procedures. “Typically we do orthopedic and soft tissue procedures and some neurologic procedures. Mainly, for orthopedics, we look at a lot of dogs with tears of their ACL and fractures. For soft tissue procedures, it’s mainly mass removals, and dogs who swallow things and need intestinal surgery.”

The thing that gets Dr. Coggeshall excited about working on this team
NorthStar VETS sees hundreds of pets each week, and Dr. Coggeshall really enjoys people’s passion for their pets. “What I like about being a veterinarian is the interactions with the clients. I think it’s always nice to bring a smile to a client’s face, make them happy, and make them feel like their dog or cat is getting the best of care.”


Dr. Coggeshall enjoys working with the team at NorthStar VETS and he is excited for the chance to help you and your pets. “Everybody here is extremely friendly, outgoing, and it really seems to be a collaborative effort which is something I’d like to be a part of.

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Jason Coggeshall, DVMJason Coggeshall, DVM
Dr. Coggeshall is a Maryland native with a passion for veterinary surgery, research and teaching. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland and his doctorate in veterinary medicine at Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Coggeshall completed internships at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center and Iowa State University. He also completed a Comparative Orthopedic Research fellowship at the University of Florida. Dr. Coggeshall completed the first year of his surgical residency at the Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and the subsequent two years at the Veterinary Referral Center in Malvern, PA. Dr. Coggeshall has a strong interest in clinical research, orthopedic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and trauma surgery.

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One Response to Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Jason Coggeshall, DVM

  1. Susie greenya says:

    Seeing is believing! I love the video – it’s very impressive. Doug and Trish must be so proud of you Jason. You are a for real veterinary surgeon! I’m not sure if you got married but the pictures I see of the three of you it sure looks like a good match. It makes me so happy to see you successful iand happy in your life. I am also very proud of you. Love Susie

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