Tag Archives: Steven Berkowitz

Canine Distemper Deals Fatal Blow to Raccoons in Ocean County


Canine Distemper is currently running rampant through the raccoon population because they have no immunity to it. This disease can also affect pets, so it is advised that you visit your family veterinarian to discuss keeping your pet safe against canine distemper. Continue reading

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Toxoplasmosis in Cats


Toxoplasmosis is caused by a microscopic protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. The organism exist in in the intestinal tract of cats and in the tissues of many rodents and animals raised for human food. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Helps Dog Serve at Childrens Hospital


On Thursday, November 16, Children’s Specialized Hospital (CSH) in New Brunswick, a RWJBarnabas Health facility, became the only children’s hospital in New Jersey with a facility therapy dog on staff. NorthStar VETS is providing life-long veterinary care for Burton, the therapy dog at the hospital. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Casey


Casey was an 8-year-old Labrador Retriever that presented to NorthStar VETS late one morning after her owner found her laying on her side and minimally responsive after consuming a bottle of medication. Dr. Berkowitz of the Emergency and Critical Care team, opted to try a novel therapy of giving her intravenous lipid emulsion. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Peliosis Hepatis


A 3-year-11-month-old 22.5 kg female spayed mixed breed dog presented for progressive lethargy and vomiting. Treatment with azithromycin resulted in Bartonella serology negative status and no further evidence of hemoperitonium at recheck examination 12 months after initial presentation. Continue reading

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