Meet Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS, Chief of Staff and Founder

Education & Training:

Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS, Chief of Staff

A New Jersey native, Dr. Stobie completed his undergraduate work at Cook College/Rutgers University and is a 1990 cum laude graduate of the University of Missouri-College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in small-animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, then went on to complete a three-year surgical residency at the University of Minnesota and earn a Master's Degree in Veterinary Surgery, Radiology, and Anesthesia in 1994. Dr. Stobie became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1995. In 2007, he completed the mini-MBA certificate program at the Rutgers School of Business.

Clinical Experience:

Following his residency, Dr. Stobie headed a surgical service at the Animal Medical Center in New York City for two years, joining a specialty practice in New Jersey as a staff surgeon in 1996. In 2000, he formed Veterinary Surgical and Diagnostic Specialists (a mobile surgical and ultrasound practice) that evolved into what is today, NorthStar VETS, where he serves as Chief of Staff.

Professional Interests:

Committed to helping advance the veterinary industry, Dr. Stobie participates in many organizations and is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (where he has served on the executive board), the South Jersey VMA, Jersey Shore VMA and the Metropolitan VMA.

He also has served as an adjunct clinical instructor in small-animal surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He is widely published in veterinary journals and textbooks, and lectures locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Stobie also participates in veterinary management groups, providing guidance on veterinary economics and practice management.

In addition, he is involved in development of new and novel surgical techniques including the dome trochleoplasty for patellar luxations in dogs, and is currently helping an implant company to develop a new hip replacement prosthesis. In March 2013, he led a group of veterinarians to Malawi, Africa to help improve animal health in local villages there.


Dr. Stobie is a strong advocate for child welfare and the more than 60,000 children in New Jersey's foster care system. He lives on a farm with his husband, their three children and enough animals to fill Noah's Ark. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves the beach. His hobbies include horseback riding, gardening, and beekeeping.