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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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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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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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NorthStar VETS Cool Case Dobby


Dobby is a Chihuahua born with deformities in his upper legs. Through advanced veterinary medicine, Dr. Daniel Stobie of the NorthStar VETS Surgical team used 3D printing as a tool in helping this dog have good legs to stand on. Continue reading

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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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