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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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Gabriel is the Luckiest Dog


Gabriel is a Basset Hound that was diagnosed with an arrhythmia called third degree A-V block. Basically, that causes the heart to beat too slow which can make animals feel weak, lethargic, and they can even have passing-out episodes. The only way to fix that kind of arrhythmia is by placing a pacemaker which allows the heart to beat at a faster rate that’s more compatible with everyday activity and life. Continue reading

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What Pet Owners Should Expect When They Arrive at the Pet Hospital in an Emergency


We recommend putting this information together as well as visiting your nearest emergency pet hospital before you need it. If you do need emergency medical care for your pet, it’ll be a little easier knowing you know how to get to the hospital. Continue reading

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Dog Recovers from Insecticide Toxicity with Intravenous Lipid Emulsion


Raisin is a 7-year-old, female spayed, Collie Mix that was referred to us for further treatment after ingestion of a toxic dose of abamectin insecticide (InVict insect paste). This is in the macrolide class of insecticides, and at high doses, crosses the blood-brain barrier, binds to glutamate-gated chloride channels, causes hyperpolarization, prevents nerve conduction, and ultimately can lead to paralysis and death. There is no specific antidote, and traditionally is monitored with supportive care, treatment of seizures, and mechanical ventilation if needed. More recently, intravenous lipid emulsion has become an effective treatment option for animals with toxicities. Continue reading

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Jaws the Cat Gets Broken Jaw Fixed


This is a great story about how one person stepped up to help an animal in need, and two caring veterinarians stood with her and got the community involved to save this cat’s life and give him a second chance. Continue reading

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From the Client Perspective: Our Story of Caring for Our Best Friend


Each one of our clients has a unique story to tell, but they all have a common theme: mutual love and devotion between pet and pet-parent. We received this story from clients of ours who were absolutely committed to taking care of their best friend in the same way that friend had been there for them over the years. This is the story of Christopher. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Receives AAHA Accreditation in Maple Shade


NorthStar VETS is proud to announce that it has received AAHA Accreditation at its Maple Shade location. Now pet owners can feel confident in the standard of care they receive at both locations! Continue reading

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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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