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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Shiara Arulpragasam, DVM, CCRP


Dr. Shiara Arulpragasam is a Veterinary Surgeon at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, her love of Great Danes, and what she looks for in a great veterinary specialty hospital. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Tammy Anderson, DVM, DACVIM


Dr. Tammy Anderson is a Veterinary Internist at NorthStar VETS. In this video, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, the types of things she does for pets, and the words her mother said to her that changed her life. Continue reading

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Signs That Your Pet Needs Immediate Care


Your pet may require emergency care due to trauma from an accident or fall, for example, or other life-threatening situations such as illness, choking, heatstroke, an insect sting, or poisoning. Continue reading

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How to Shop for Pet Insurance


Good pet insurance gives you peace of mind. Yet, there are so many types of pet insurance, how do you choose? Continue reading

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How to Say Goodbye


Euthanasia is one of the hardest decisions we have to make as a pet owner. The question I get asked often is: How will I know when it’s time? I have 3 different approaches to answering this question. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Kristina Vygantas, DVM, DACVO


Dr. Kristina Vygantas is a Veterinary Ophthalmologist at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, the kinds of things she does most commonly for pets and one of her favorite cases…Snow Leopards! Continue reading

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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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