If your pet has a neurological problem of any sort, it is recommended that you seek the advice of a neurologist who is certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. A veterinary neurologist is an expert in conditions that affect the nervous system. The field of veterinary neurology includes both medical neurology and neurosurgery.
The extent of neurosurgical training varies among veterinary neurologists, and some neurologists choose not to do any neurosurgery. The four neurologists at the Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center are board certified neurology specialists and board certified neurosurgeons.
The Neurology Service provides leading-edge care for dogs and cats with neurological disease–disorders of the brain, spine, musculoskeletal, and central nervous system. The Service is available on a consultation basis to evaluate other animal species as well.
Services offered through Neurology include:
- A thorough neurological examination, which can include video recording where indicated for future analysis or comparison;
- Brain and spinal imaging including MRI, CT, ultrasound, myelography and survey radiography;
- Spinal fluid analysis;
- Intensive care;
- Surgical treatment of conditions involving the brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle;
- Electrophysiologic evaluation of brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle function;
- Hearing evaluations.
The Neurology Service is actively involved in clinical trials and collaborative research focused on novel approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions of dogs and cats. Areas of investigation include spinal cord injury, epilepsy, encephalitis and brain tumors.
For more information:
Neurology Service Clinical Trials
- Impacts of Epilepsy in Companion Animal Patients
- Clinical Trial for Dogs with Acute Disc Herniations
- Clinical Trial to evaluate the Treatment of Chronic Paraparesis in Dogs using a Novel Derivative of 4-Aminopyridine
- Effect of Cranberry Extract on Myelopathy-Associated Urinary Tract Infections
- Treatment of Canine Paralysis with Autologous Adipose Tissue Derived Stem Cells, Schwann Cells & Inosine: A Blinded, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trial