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The importance of why NorthStar VETS stays accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association


NorthStar VETS is working to get re-accredited and encourages all pet owners to learn more about accreditation through the American Animal Hospital Association and why it is important to the quality of veterinary care your pet receives. To get more information, visit www.aaha.org. 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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Welcome Shady to the NorthStar VETS Family


“Shady” is the newest member of our NorthStar VETS family. Considering he would be the hospital cat for our Maple Shade facility and the fact that he is a lovely smokey grey color, the client service representatives at the Maple Shade facility thought “Shady” would be perfect! All of us at NorthStar VETS who have had the chance to meet Shady have fallen in love with his fluffy fur and his sweet heart. When Shady is full-grown, he will join our blood donor program to help cats in need. Continue reading

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Winston the Westie battles Craniomandibular Osteopathy


Radiographs showed changes consistent with craniomandubular osteopathy, a congenital disorder common in the Westie breed, that is an excessive and abnormal bone growth on the skull (cranium) and lower jaw (mandible) causing pain and discomfort. Continue reading

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Deadly Amanita “Death Cap” Mushroom Toxicity


We have had four cases (one confirmed, and three other suspected) of young dogs with acute liver failure secondary to suspected Amanita mushroom ingestion. These cases have been in Robbinsville, Princeton Junction, Hamilton, and Mt. Holly New Jersey. Continue reading

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Pulmonic Stenosis and Balloon Valvuloplasty in Dogs


Daisy is a 10-month-old, female English bulldog who was diagnosed with severe congenital heart disease called pulmonic stenosis. This condition can lead to congestive heart failure and a poor long-term prognosis if left untreated. Continue reading

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VIP Brings Hope and Healing to Malawi this Summer


In July, NorthStar VETS sent its Theriogenologist, Dr. Manoel Tamassia, to Malawi, Africa, to work with farmers and their livestock. Continue reading

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Brachycephalic Syndrome in Dogs


We suspected DJ had brachycephalic syndrome causing upper airway blockage based on his breed and physical exam, which is common in Bulldogs and other brachycephalic dogs. Continue reading

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The Story of Oliver


After being here for more than a month, he started becoming a part of the family with his sweet temperament and affectionate nature. Many of us got attached to this adorable cat with an amazing personality, so we decided to treat him extensively for the problems he had. After much pleading from the entire staff, our Chief of Staff, Dr. Stobie, agreed to let us keep Oliver as a hospital cat and become the new mascot for NorthStar VETS. Continue reading

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Ask the NorthStar VETS Vet: Heart Murmurs in Dogs and Cats


My pet has a heart murmur – what does this mean? A heart murmur is one of several types of abnormal sounds your veterinarian can hear when listening to your pet’s heart with a stethoscope. Normally, two distinct sounds are … Continue reading

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