Our Services

North Star Animal Hospital | Palmer, Alaska

When you visit our animal hospital, you’ll immediately be greeted by warm and knowledgeable veterinary staff. The whole team is committed to making sure that your needs and concerns are addressed at the time of your pet’s visit. In addition to the care your pet receives at the clinic, we also call to follow up on treatment progress at home and answer any questions you may have.

If your pet requires an extended stay at our hospital, you can be sure that they’ll receive personalized attention throughout the day from our veterinary technicians and assistants.

North Star Animal Hospital provides a wide range of services. Whether you’re visiting with your pet for an annual check up, scheduled surgery or a sick visit, we’ll do everything possible to ensure that your visit is a success! 

North Star Animal Hospital | Palmer, Alaska

Expand the sections below to learn more abut the different veterinary services we offer here at North Star.

Pets require routine check-ups, just like people do! These wellness exams are an important part of preventative care, which is key to keeping your pet healthy year-round. In addition, these check-ups may allow for early detection of heart disease, dental disease, diabetes, arthritis, and more—before they become a serious problem.

If you’ve visited us recently and your pet has a clean bill of health, great! If it’s been a while, why not call and schedule your next appointment today?

Routine deworming and vaccines are basic, but important aspects of preventative care. By taking a prophylactic approach to your pet’s health, you can give them the best chance of staying healthy throughout the year.

Parasites that are common to our area include ear mites, giardia, roundworms, hookworms and tapeworms. Most can be detected via a simple parasite screening of your pet’s stool sample. It’s important to stay on top of parasite prevention because many are zoonotic—meaning they can be transmitted directly or indirectly from pets to people.

Vaccines are an important way of preventing infectious diseases from afflicting your pet. Currently, we offer a full line of canine and feline vaccinations, as well as a limited line of vaccines for ferrets, pigs, goats, sheep and cows. We recommend starting vaccinations at 8 weeks of age for puppies and kittens, and invite you to give us call if you need information about the recommended schedule for other species.

At North Star, we are equipped to provide a wide range of surgical services for your pet. From spays and neuters to emergency surgery, you can be sure that your questions and concerns will be addressed throughout the entire process. We require pre-operative exams prior to all procedures, and may require blood work for older or at-risk pets as an additional safety precaution prior to anesthesia.

It’s always a good idea to do your best to promote good oral health for your pet at home, but sometimes brushing and dental chews are not enough. When dental issues such as periodontal disease, tooth root abscesses, or fractured teeth crop up, a dental cleaning or extractions might be recommended to you by your vet. If you think that your pet is experiencing any of these dental related problems, give us a call to schedule a dental exam.

Our in-house laboratory allows us to cut down on turnaround times that result from sending samples out to another laboratory for analysis. The equipment we have in-house allows us to run a variety of blood tests as well as analyze urine samples.

Radiography is an important diagnostic tool used in veterinary medicine. It can be used to visualize and assess the health of your pet beyond what can be seen superficially. Our hospital is equipped with a digital radiology machine, which makes taking and sharing x-ray images simple.

We offer exams and other services for dogs, cats, pigs, rodents, goats, sheep and birds. If you have any questions about whether your small or large animal qualifies for a check-up at North Star Animal Hospital, give us a call at (907) 746-7387.

Board-certified specialist, Dawn Webber DVM, DACVIM (cardiology), regularly visits our hospital to work up special case referrals. Dr. Webber is owner of Arctic Echoes Veterinary Cardiology.

Learn more at ArcticEchoesVetCardiology.com.

Board-certified surgeon, Nelson Priddy DVM, Diplomate ACVS, regularly visits our hospital to work up special case referrals. He performs orthopedic, soft tissue and neurosurgeries. Dr. Nelson is owner of Alaska Vet Surgery.

Learn more at AlaskaVetSurgery.com.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment—give us a call at +1 (907) 746-7387