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neurology

Neurology

Jeremy Shomper, DVM, MEd, DACVIM
Shelby Mancini, DVM, DAVIM

 

Dogs and cats can suffer many of the same brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular problems that humans do. These all fall into the specialty of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery services, which include treatment for a wide range of disorders – epilepsy, ruptured discs, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, brain tumors, etc. Although neurological disorders may cause great distress for pets and owners, many problems can be treated very successfully.

Diagnosis and treatment of a neurological disorder can be complex and challenging. General practice veterinarians often work with our board-certified veterinary specialists, who are experts at neurosurgery and in managing disorders of the brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular systems.

Service Highlights

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    • High Field (1.5T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

    • Computerized Tomography (CT)

    • Myelography

    • Spinal Radiography

  • Electrodiagnostic Testing

  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis

  • Hearing Tests (Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response)

  • Brain Surgery

    • Intracranial mass removal.

    • Foramen magnum decompression for caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS/Chiari Malformation)

  • Spinal Decompressive techniques

    • Dorsal laminectomy

    • Hemilaminectomy

    • Ventral slot

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