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315 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd., Robbinsville, NJ 08691
2834 Route 73N, Maple Shade, NJ 08052
507 Route 70, Brick, NJ 08723

therio Theriogenology (Reproductive Medicine)



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The branch of veterinary medicine dedicated to diagnosing and treating male and female reproductive problems is called theriogenology. The word theriogenology originates from the ancient Greek words "Therio" meaning beast or animal, "gen" as in genesis meaning creation, generation, and "ology" meaning study of. Theriogenologists are veterinarians with advanced training in this field.

  • In female animals, this involves the fields of obstetrics and gynecology
  • In male animals, this is called andrology

At NorthStar VETS, our Theriogenology Department is staffed by a board-certified animal reproduction specialists who utilize the latest diagnostic and treatment technologies currently available.

The Conditions We See

Breeders, pet parents, and referring veterinarians turn to NorthStar VETS' veterinary reproductive team for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Breeding challenges
  • Infertility
  • Diseases of the male and female reproductive tract
  • Diseases or complications of the post-partum period

The Services We Offer

Our specialist provides a wide range of reproductive services such as:

  • Breeding soundness evaluations
  • Male reproductive exams include semen analysis such as concentration, motility, and morphology
  • Fresh chilled semen preparation for artificial insemination or shipping
  • Canine semen freezing and storage
  • Artificial insemination - vaginal, surgical and transcervical insemination (TCI)
  • Female reproductive exams to monitor heat and determine the best breeding time as well as for infertility cases and breeding challenges
  • Ovulation timing (quantitative progesterone testing with 24-hour turnaround; semi- quantitative results are available on a same-day basis)
  • Medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders
  • Medical treatment of pyometra (allowing for future) breeding
  • Mis-mating management
  • Pregnancy examination with blood, ultrasound or X-ray
  • Testicular and uterine biopsy
  • Prostatic disease diagnosis and treatment
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH) testing
  • Brucellosis testing

For more information about Reproductive Medicine at NorthStar VETS,
simply call us at 609.259.8300.

To make a referral or schedule a consultation with our Theriogenology Department,
simply call NorthStar VETS at 609.259.8300.