Tag Archives: Veterinary Internal Medicine

Cool Case Marzipan


“She told me about a new procedure where they inject collagen into the sphincter muscles in the urethra to plump them up and help prevent urine from dribbling through. I trusted Dr. Hammer and after researching it for myself, decided to explore this option further with her.” Continue reading

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Struvite Dissolution Pearls for Veterinarians


Struvite (magnesium ammonium phosphate) bladder stones are a common stone seen in younger dogs. 99% of struvite stones are related to a urease-producing bacteria associated with a urinary tract infection. The great things about these stones are that they are completely dissolevable with medical therapy! Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Melanie Puchot, DVM, DACVIM


Dr. Melanie Puchot, DVM, DACVIM is a member of the Internal Medicine team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about how she got into veterinary medicine, the types of cases she sees, and her Texas roots. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Deborah Ward, DVM, DACVIM


Deborah Ward, DVM, DACVIM is a doctor in the Internal Medicine service at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about her schooling, how she ended up in veterinary medicine, and what keeps her motivated every day. Continue reading

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