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NorthStar VETS Helps Service Animals
New Procedure Revolutionizes IVDD Treatment in Dogs
Canine Total Hip Study
Veterinary Hospital Publishes Pet First Aid Handbook
Veterinary Hospital Studies Total Hip for Dogs
Veterinary Hospital Helps Dogs with Knee Issue
NorthStar VETS Joins Clinical Trial for Canine Lymphoma
NorthStar VETS VECCS Recertification
Hospital Improves Experience for Cats
Feline Marking Clinical Trial
Dog with Half a Face Finds Home in New Jersey
Going the Extra Mile: New Levels of Care for Furry Family Members
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What an Internist Does
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Dr Stobie on Pet Patrol
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Dr Jackson on Your Pet Matters Radio
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Hamilton Vets Rescue and Help Cat with No Eyelids
Animal Cruelty Investigators Seek Pets Left Out in the Cold
Beloved Jenks Aquarium Seal has Cancer
A Paws for your Pet Interview
Dr Gaemia Tracy 10-28 Radio Interview on Pets and their People
Dr Daniel Stobie and Dr Kimberly Hammer Radio Interview on People and their Pets
Dr John Lewis on Caring for Your Pets Teeth
For pet blood bank, little donations go a long way
Dr Lewis Radio Interview on Dentistry on the Bronc
Veterinary Ophthalmologist James Clinton Retires
Dr. LoScrudato Radio Interview on Rehabilitation on WPST
Dr. Vygantas Radio Interview on Ophthalmology on the Bronc
NorthStar VETS Earns VECCS Level I Center Certification
Internal Medicine Radio Show Interview
Fire Companies Receive Pet Oxygen Masks
Dentistry Radio Show Interview
Interview with NorthStar VETS Kimberly Hammer
Interview with NorthStar VETS Joshua Portner
Preventing Dog Bites in Children
Oxygen masks for pets hope to save more lives
Review: South Jersey Pet Wellness Symposium
WOND Radio Ophthalmology Interview
Pet Chat Interview on WYFL 4-9-16
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Medford Veterinary Ophthalmologist Joins NorthStar VETS
Northstar VETS Opens Hospital in Maple Shade NJ
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Ten Signs of Kidney Failure in Dogs
NorthStar VETS Sponsors Doggy Dip
Greyhound Deals with Lupus and Needs Home
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Vet-i-Care Receives Wells Fargo Community Connections Grant
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Feline Urinary Tract Infections [Video]
Plants Poisonous to Pets [Video]
NorthStar VETS Anniversary Event
NorthStar Blood Drive
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Calling All Super Heroes
Northstar VETS partners with American Red Cross
Warm Weather Pet Safety Dog Parks
Pet Safety Eating
Pet First Aid
NorthStar VETS - A Breed Apart
Police K9 Honored with Final Send Off
Keys to keeping your pets warm in the cold
World Class Cardiac Care For Your Pets Points to NorthStar
River the dog rescued from brutal cold
Blood Bank Superheroes
Protect Your Pets From Holiday Hazards
Dog missing after bizarre Bensalem incident reunited with owners
NorthStar VETS Performs Groundbreaking Surgery on Doberman Pinscher
Winter Pet Safety Tips
Trauma Center Reverification


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Canine Total Hip Study



We are currently enrolling patients in an important study to advance the field of canine orthopedics.

Clinical Trial for Canines with Hip Problems: We're looking for a few lucky dogs!

Veterinary clinical trials are research studies that investigate whether a new medical treatment offers effective therapy for certain conditions including whether the new treatment is better than the current standard therapy. With each study, we're able to answer questions that help us find better ways to diagnose, prevent and treat diseases in pets.

At NorthStar VETS, we're not only the region's leading veterinary emergency, trauma and specialty practice, but we also provide access to novel treatments by offering pets the opportunity to participate in clinical trials. These leading-edge treatments are often made available at a reduced cost.

We are currently enrolling patients in an important study to advance the field of canine orthopedics.

If you are interested in having your dog evaluated for participation in one of these studies, or to learn more, please contact NorthStar VETS at 609.259.8300, or email info@northstarvets.com.

A New Surgical Technique For Total Hip Replacement

Canine Patellar Luxation Clinical Trial at NorthStar VETS

NorthStar VETS is recruiting 12-24 dogs for a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative surgical procedure called "BFX Centerline" a total hip replacement technique.

NorthStar VETS Founder and Chief of Staff Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS, has successfully performed this procedure on eight dogs and is ready to study it further. Traditionally, total hip replacement involves "reaming" the femoral canal and using implants that are impacted or cemented into the femur. While these procedures are successful, there is increased risk of femur fracture with reaming. The new total Centerline hip replacement system replaces the femoral head and the implant is placed without reaming or the use of bone cement. It uses biological fixation (BFX), which is biologically compatible (minimizing adverse reactions), and encourages bone growth into the implant for stability. It also avoids complications related to using cement, such as loosening or infection.

Participation in this study includes:

  • Anesthesia, surgery, post-op rehabilitation
  • Inpatient hospitalization and around-the-clock nursing care
  • Routine follow-up visits at 10-14 days (suture removal), 6 weeks, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively
  • Postoperative x-rays to monitor healing

Eligibility criteria:

  • Diagnosed with hip dysplasia
  • Less than five years old
  • Weighs more than 50 lbs.
  • No other orthopedic or neurologic disease
  • Otherwise in good health
All these services are provided for $4,500, which is 50% off the regular price. The full amount ($9,000) may be held on a Wells Fargo credit card but not charged until the final checkups are complete. With each step of the process (appointment, surgery, two-week checkup, one-month checkup, etc), the bill is reduced down to a final amount of $4,500.