Overview



At NorthStar VETS, our veterinarians are board-certified, residency-trained, or have received certification in a particular complementary therapy - so you can be assured that your pet will receive the highest-quality clinical care in these specialty disciplines:

We like to say that while other practices hire veterinarians, here at NorthStar VETS we select them. This means that our veterinarians not only are excellent clinicians, but are chosen to work here because they also embody the qualities that make a truly outstanding veterinarian: love for animals, compassion, respect and a commitment to providing exceptional service.

What's the difference between a board-certified specialist and a family veterinarian?

A board-certified specialist has completed rigorous training comprising four years of undergraduate school, four years of veterinary school, a one-year internship, and a two- to three-year residency in a chosen specialty. Then, the doctor must publish original research and sit for a national exam, known as "boards." Upon successfully passing the exam, the specialist receives the highly distinguished Diplomate status, signifying their expertise in a chosen specialty.