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Resources & Links


  • New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA)

    NJVMA is a professional association representing the state's veterinarians and dedicated to advancing the veterinary profession in New Jersey. NorthStar VETS is a proud member of the NJVMA.

  • ASPCA Pet Health Insurance

    ASPCA Pet Health Insurance is offered by the Hartville Group through its licensed subsidiary, Petsmarketing Agency, Inc. In 2006, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) chose Hartville—one of the oldest and largest pet insurance providers in the US—as its only strategic partner for pet insurance.

  • Embrace Pet Insurance

    Embrace provides one simple yet comprehensive plan to cover your dog or cat against unexpected accidents and illnesses. You can choose your annual maximum, deductible, and reimbursement percentage.

  • PetPlan Pet Insurance

    Petplan is much more than a pet insurance company. They are dedicated to providing pet parents with the support, resources and tools they need to keep their pets, not just surviving, but thriving long into old age. Simply put, they aim to be the kind of company that will make our pets proud.

  • Trupanion

    Trupanion is dedicated to providing you with the best pet insurance plan possible in order to help easily and safely protect your pets. This is their promise to you. They will provide one simple plan that covers accidents, illnesses, diagnostic testing, surgeries, medications, and lab work. Your plan will be easy for both you and your veterinarian to use.

  • VPI Pet Insurance

    More than three decades ago, a group of veterinarians banded together with one goal in mind: to help pets. These pioneers wanted to make sure pet owners everywhere could afford the best possible veterinary care for their pets, and VPI Pet Insurance was born.


A veterinary specialist, as recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), is a graduate veterinarian who has successfully completed the process of board certification in an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization (i.e., board or college). To become board-certified, a veterinarian must have extensive post-graduate training and experience and pass a credential review and examinations set by the given specialty organization.

The following specialty organizations certify veterinary specialists: