Neurology

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Neurology

There are neurologists for animals? Today, there certainly are—and we have full-time board-certified neurology specialists on staff. Veterinary neurologists treat the injuries and illnesses that affect some of your pet’s most delicate structures: the brain, spine and nervous systems. These structures act as the driving force for the body, so when medical issues develop here they can have far-reaching consequences on your pet’s health and ability to function normally.

When an animal needs medical attention to one or more of these extremely sensitive areas, a board-certified neurologist is the kind of specialist he should see for proper evaluation and care. It takes a trained eye and hand to diagnose and treat these structures, especially when surgical intervention is needed. We have the advanced technology and expertise needed to get your pet back on his paws after neurological functions have been impaired.

We also offer physical rehabilitation services to assist in recovery if your pet’s mobility has been affected by a neurologic injury or disease.

 

We offer the following neurology services:

Comprehensive treatment for neurologic diseases including neurosurgery, seizure assessment and management, pain management, brainstem disorder management, encephalitis and neuromuscular disease treatment.

1.5 T MRI On Site: An on-site GE, 1.5 Tesla, superconducting magnet is available to provide high-quality MRI images of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. This technology helps diagnose seizures, brainstem disorders, cervical and thoracolumbar disc herniations, head and brain trauma, spinal trauma and encephalitis/meningitis.

Computerized Axial Tomography (CT scan): An on-site 16-slice, helical CT scanner is available to assist in diagnosis of spinal and head trauma, certain skull tumors, intracranial hemorrhage (e.g., stroke) and intervertebral disk disease.

Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Tap/Analysis: Obtaining a sample of cerebrospinal fluid is critical to diagnosing inflammatory conditions of the brain (i.e., encephalitis), spinal cord (i.e., myelitis) and meninges (i.e., meningitis).

Neurosurgery

Spinal surgery includes decompressive surgery for disk herniation in the back or neck, spinal fracture stabilization, spinal cord tumors, congenital malformations and more.

Intracranial surgery includes removal of brain tumors, skull tumors, shunt placement for hydrocephalus and more.