Our Services

When you visit our animal hospital, you’ll immediately be greeted by a warm and knowledgeable veterinary staff, who will make sure that you’re comfortable throughout your stay. We’ll review your pet’s existing medical records to ensure that we have a comprehensive understanding of the reason for your visit and the steps needed to best care for your pet.

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

North Star Animal Hospital provides a truly wide range of veterinary services. Whether you’re visiting to take advantage of our brand-new Pet Resort, following-up for a scheduled procedure or anything else, we’ll provide you with every resource possible to make sure your visit is a success.

Expand the sections below to learn more abut our comprehensive range of veterinary services offered by North Star Animal Hospital.

Pets require annual wellness exams, just like people do! These wellness examinations are an important part of our approach to preventative care, which ensures that your pet is in great shape year-round, and is prepared to handle any health-related issue that may come their way.

By visiting us regularly and ensuring that you come to at least one annual check-up, you can prevent potential issues down the road. These check-ups may allow for early detection of heart disease, dental disease, diabetes, arthritis, spinal issues, cataracts and more.

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?

Preventative care can also mean approaches to parasite prevention or general health measures that occur year-round. Be sure to ask our veterinarians and staff about our comprehensive approaches to preventative care, so that you can ensure your pet is prepared for each season and maintains optimal health year-round.
Vaccinations are one of the most effective ways to approach preventative care and to make sure that your pet is well-equipped to handle potential health issues before they become problematic. We offer a full line of canine and feline vaccinations. We recommend starting vaccinations for puppies and kittens at 8 weeks of age. We also have a limited line of vaccines for ferrets, pigs, goats, sheep and cows.
Pet owners of Palmer come to us for a wide-range of surgical procedures as well. This ranges from common spays and neuters to precise surgical procedures requiring state-of-the-art technology and advanced diagnostics. Our animal hospital is well-equipped for even complicated surgical procedures, and our veterinarians accrued years of expertise make us especially qualified for these procedures as well.

We’re also quite proud of our check-out and post-operative process, where we’ll answer any of your questions and make sure that you’re prepared to bring your pet home, happy, healthy and prepared for a full recovery.

Dental health is also an important component of overall well-being and long-term optimal health. Consider regularly giving your pet the right dental chews to ensure that their gums and teeth stay healthy and strong.

We’re also prepared to provide more intensive treatments for your pet, if need be. This can include treatment for periodontal or gum disease, a tooth root abscess, a fractured tooth or tooth extraction when necessary. We’re proud to provide these solutions as needed, to ensure that your pet has the resources needed to maintain optimal dental health year-round.

Our In-house laboratory allows us to drastically cut down on turnaround times that are required to run tests and analysis on your pet. These tests allow deep insights into the health of your pet and may include blood work, urinalysis or more tests as determined by our veterinarians.

North Star Animal Hospital is prepared with state-of-the-art radiology equipment to assist in our diagnostic and treatment efforts. High-definition x-rays allow for unparalleled insight into the health of your pet. This diagnostic tool is a crucial component to determining the overall health of your pet, and allows us to assess and treat a wide variety of patient conditions that otherwise may go undetected.

Of course, North Star is thrilled to take care of your beloved cat or dog. But we also provide care to a wide-range of small animals as well. These animals include rabbits, birds, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mini-pigs, pot-bellied pigs, goats and sheep. Animals of all types need tender love and care, so that’s what we provide!

*We do vaccinate ferrets

If you have any questions about your small animal and whether they qualify for a check-up at North Star Animal Hospital, simply give us a call, email us at nsahpets@gmail.com or stop on by!

North Star also provides care to a wide-range of large animals as well. These animals include goats, sheep, and mini and pot belly pigs.  We do castrations for all and spays on the pigs.  Vaccinations are available for all animal types.

If you have any questions about your large animal and whether they qualify for a check-up at North Star Animal Hospital, simply give us a call, email us at nsahpets@gmail.com or stop on by!

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 have any questions about your small animal and whether they qualify for a check-up at North Star Animal Hospital, simply give us a call, email us at nsahpets@gmail.com or stop on by!