About NorthStar VETS



Your pet deserves the very best medical care.

That's why we've dedicated our practice to providing the most comprehensive and advanced services for all kinds of companion animals - from cats and dogs to exotics, pocket pets, reptiles and birds.

As an emergency, specialty, and referral practice, we work as an extension of, and in collaboration with, primary care veterinarians throughout the region. What's more, we're available 24/7/365 - so we're here whenever you and your pet need us.

Our History

NorthStar VETS' evolution as an advanced-care hospital began in 2000 when our founder, Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS, launched a mobile surgery practice. Due to the demand for this level of specialized care, the practice soon expanded to a fixed location offering multiple specialties by board-certified veterinarians around the clock. Today, we're a nationally recognized specialty referral center with 150 employees including more than 30 veterinarians housed in a state-of-the-art, 33,000-square-foot facility.

Comprehensive Specialty Expertise

All our veterinarians specialize in a specific discipline of veterinary medicine, giving you a one-stop resource for medical and surgical care for your pet. Our capabilities include:


Advanced On-Site Services

NorthStar VETS is one of only a handful of elite practices in the entire world to offer such a complete array of advanced veterinary services on site, including:

  • An in-house clinical pathology laboratory
  • Sophisticated diagnostic imaging including CT and high field MRI
  • Intensive care unit
  • Dental suite
  • Ventilator therapy
  • Avian and exotic ward
  • Microbiology lab
  • Chemotherapy room
  • Separate infectious disease and respiratory isolation wards
  • Animal blood bank
  • Four state-of-the-art surgical suites
  • Recovery and ICU areas with radiant floor heating and heated cages
  • A special "comfort room" for pet owners to visit with their hospitalized animals
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation suite
  • Plus, a spacious multimedia conference room provides a venue for continuing education programs for medical professionals and the pet-owning public.

An Unwavering Commitment to Service

Our growth has been fueled by an unwavering commitment to provide unsurpassed medical care to each and every patient and attentive service to each pet owner and referring veterinarian.

Respect for Our Environment

We've consciously created a facility that enhances productivity and patient care while minimizing its impact on our environment. Our new hospital was built in 2011 on a 3-acre parcel where a circa-1760 farmhouse and barn once stood.

During construction, we took great care to protect the property's 250-year-old trees. We also built an environmentally friendly building with "green" features that include abundant windows for natural lighting and a closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling system. Plus, some of the bricks and hand-hewn oak trusses from the site's original home and barn were salvaged and incorporated into the wall design of the hospital's reception area.