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NorthStar VETS Buddy Pet Oxygen Mask Initiative


Buddy’s Story Dr. Steven Berkowitz, Emergency and Critical Veterinarian at NorthStar VETS, recently visited the Florence and Chesterfield Fire Companies. The brave firefighters from these townships rescued a service dog named Buddy from a condo fire back on February 21. … 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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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Lauren Higgins, DVM


Dr. Lauren Higgins is an emergency veterinarian at NorthStar VETS. In this video, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine and the kinds of things she does most commonly for pets. Continue reading

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Advice from Pet Owners Who Have Been There


If you’re like us, you look to reviews and input from others to help you make decisions. Here’s Johanna Dickinson from NYC. She tells the story of her spaniel mix, Molly, who seemed a little “off” one Saturday.If you’re like us, you look to reviews and input from others to help you make decisions. Here’s Johanna Dickinson from NYC. She tells the story of her spaniel mix, Molly, who seemed a little “off” one Saturday. Continue reading

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Visit Your Local Emergency Pet Hospital Before Your Pet Has an Emergency


By visiting your emergency veterinary hospital before an actual emergency, you will not only know how to get there, but also have a chance to meet the people who work there and understand the process of how your pet gets the very best care possible. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS ACVO Service Dog Eye Exams 2016


The ACVO service dog eye exam event provides free exams given by Veterinary Ophthalmologists to screen service animals and catch any problems before they happen so they can make sure these animals will be ready to serve for the rest of the year. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: My Dog was Diagnosed with Kidney Disease


Butterscotch was bleeding from his mouth one day, so I called my family veterinarian. The technician suggested that maybe he had a broken tooth, but the bleeding continued, so I brought him in. One of the associate veterinarians immediately looked at him. There was concern about cancer, but after some tests it turned out to be chronic kidney failure. 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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How Rehabilitation Improves Quality of Life for Patients


Sheila, and the team an NorthStar VETS, will continue to provide the best in veterinary medicine for you and your pets. “Every single day I love seeing the patients and we get to see a lot of them on a regular basis so we become very attached to them. They’re just a joy! And it’s wonderful when you see a patient completely paralyzed and unable to walk transform over six to eight weeks and get back to normal. They’re playing and having a normal life again which is very rewarding.” Continue reading

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