Category Archives: Pets

Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Dominick Valenzano, DVM


Dominick Valenzano, DVM is a doctor in the Surgery service at NorthStar VETS. In this video, he talks about leaving engineering to get into veterinary medicine, the types of cases he sees, and what drew him to NorthStar VETS to … Continue reading

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Cool Case Maggie


Maggie, a 10-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, presented to NorthStar VETS for acute respiratory distress and cyanosis (turning blue). Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Dylan Fry, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)


As a Neurologist and Neurosurgeon at NorthStar VETS, Dr. Fry sees a wide variety of cases. “I primarily see patients that are dogs or cats, and any disease relating to the brain, spine or musculature. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS Team: Chelsea Bogart, DVM


Many pets come into the Emergency department in dire situations, and Dr. Bogart enjoys seeing the dramatic improvements in her patients. Continue reading

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Cool Case Rosey


Many of her clinical signs were consistent with a baclofen toxicosis. Baclofen is a common medication that acts on the central nervous system to provide muscle relaxation. Continue reading

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Cool Case Pearl


Pearl, a 2 year old English Bulldog, presented to NorthStar VETS with a chronic history of diarrhea and weight loss. . Biopsies were consistent with a condition called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Continue reading

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Harmful Algal Blooms Persist in NJ


To err on the side of caution, please keep pets away from water that is green, scummy or smells bad. Toxin-producing cyanobacteria are not just dangerous for dogs, they can be fatal! We urge all pet parents to avoid exposure to bodies of water with algal blooms. Continue reading

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Cool Case Spud


The Internal Medicine team at NorthStar VETS placed a continuous blood glucose monitoring device on Spud. This new device, once in place, can be read with a hand-held scanner giving the NorthStar VETS doctors the information they need without ever having to draw blood from him. Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team Benjamin Donati VMD


Benjamin Donati, VMD is a doctor in the Emergency and Critical Care service at NorthStar VETS. In this video, he talks about his path into veterinary medicine, the types of cases he likes to treat, and why growing up in this area is an asset to the way he practices. Continue reading

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Cool Case Hedgy


Surgery, although risky due to her anemia, was the next step to stop the continued bleeding once and for all. In surgery, Dr. Britton removed the abnormal reproductive system with special surgical tools to avoid any bleeding. Continue reading

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