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Cool Case Ceili


At the second appointment, this time in Robbinsville, Ed and Nancy discussed the options with Dr. Stobie. “There were basically three,” they remembered, “chemotherapy, full amputation of the leg, or removal of the tumor with the innovative use of skin expanders to allow the site to close properly after surgery.” Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Zoey


Zoey is a 2-year-old, female, spayed, Belgian Malinois who came NorthstarVETS back on November 30 with a right forelimb lameness. She had a history of a right forelimb lameness over 7 weeks. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Rudy R


Rudy is a fantastic, friendly, and active little dog who had the unfortunate luck of being hit by a pick-up truck after escaping from his yard. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Bebe


Bebe is a 10-month-old, male neutered Chihuahua, who presented to NorthStar VETS with a history of being lost for two days. When his pet parents found him, he was limping on his right forelimb. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Heather Knapp-Hoch, DVM, MS, DACVS


Dr. Heather Knapp-Hoch is a member of the Veterinary Surgery team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, she talks about her education, the types of surgeries in which she specializes, and why NorthStar VETS is at the same level as the nation’s top academic veterinary specialty hospitals. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Fiona


Fiona presented to the Surgery team in Robbinsville in January as a 5-month-old female intact Boxer with a right forelimb angular limb deformity. She had an abnormal curvature of the right radius and ulna which was causing her limb to curve to the inside (carpal varus). She also had a shortened right forelimb due to the premature closure of her distal medial radial growth plate. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Buster


Buster is a 1-year-old boxer puppy who jumped over a fence and unfortunately landed incorrectly on his hind leg. He sustained a fracture to his tibia and fibula. He came to see us for a consultation regarding fracture repair. Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Romeo


Romeo is a 7-year-old male neutered Cock-a-poo who came to NorthStar VETS in January after being hit by a car. After initial stabilization, he was transferred to the Surgery department for management of degloving wounds sustained to the right forelimb. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Jason Coggeshall, DVM


Dr. Jason Coggeshall is a member of the Veterinary Surgery team at NorthStar VETS. In this blog post and video below, he talks about the first big decision of his career, the kind of cases veterinary surgeons typically see, and … Continue reading

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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Ozzie


This is the story of Ozzie, a patient of Veterinary Internist Deborah Ward and Veterinary Surgeon Daniel Stobie, who received an innovative cryotherapy technique on his adrenal glands that eliminated both his Cushings disease and Diabetes. Continue reading

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