Category Archives: Veterinary Medicine

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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From the Client Perspective: Tucker


The surgeon called Heather and Adam a few hours later and explained that there was no mass or cancer, which was a huge relief. She said that it was blebs on his lungs and that they had to open Tucker’s chest to find and remove the source of the leak. 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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Cool Case Murray


At their first visit, Murray was treated for his Pancreatitis by Dr. Stacy Wylie of the NorthStar VETS Internal Medicine team. Dr. Wylie described the case. “Murray is an 8-year-old dog who presented to NorthStar VETS initially for vomiting, inappetence, and increased drinking and urination. He was diagnosed with pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), which is a life-threatening complication of diabetes mellitus.” Continue reading

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Meet the NorthStar VETS team: Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS


When I decided to open the practice, I envisioned a place where we could do everything under one roof and not have to send the cases away to other hospitals for different specialties and pets could get everything taken care of in one place. We have a great team here and I wouldn’t be able to do it without all the people who work here. All of us working together has created something that I think is really special. Continue reading

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Cooper and Otis


Cooper is a British Shorthair, and has the less common Type B blood that was needed to successfully treat Otis. After Cooper made his contribution, it was given to Otis, who is now back home happy and healthy. Continue reading

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Biddy the Farm Dog gets Knee Surgery


They drove down to central New Jersey from eastern Long Island on surgery day feeling good about their decision. “Biddy is our baby,” said Ginny, “and means so much to us. Now that our children are grown, John wanted another work partner and I love snuggling her at the end of the day.” They spent the day waiting at the hospital while the surgery was performed and the stress of it all finally caught up with them, but eventually Dr. Stobie came to them with good news: the surgery was a success! Continue reading

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Miracle Maggie


Maggie is a 4-year-old dog who came to NorthStar VETS with vomiting and bloody diarrhea. She developed shock from severe fluid losses, and a clotting problem from internal bleeding. It’s possible that she ate something she shouldn’t have eaten. Continue reading

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