Our neurology department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders relating to the nervous system. This includes those conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles. Common examples of neurological disease include:
Herniated disc disease
Spinal instability and/or fractures
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Tumors affecting neurological structures (e.g. brain tumors)
The Animal Specialty Center veterinary neurologist is adept at performing a thorough and complex neurological examination to help in the identification of neurological disease. They are also extensively trained in many specialized procedures that complement the neurological examination, and further guide the diagnostic process. Examples of this testing include:
- Brain stem auditory response (BAER)
- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Muscle and nerve biopsies
- Nerve conduction studies
Our goal is to provide the best possible level of personal care to our patients and their families. Despite the complexity of the neurological system, we strive to help you understand your pet’s condition, as it is only through this understanding that informed decisions can then be made.
All of us at Animal Specialty Center never forget our primary mission: Keeping people and pets together, while enjoying longer, happier and healthier lives. We look forward to working with you and your primary veterinarian as, together, we continue to expand the horizons of veterinary medicine and provide the best care possible for you and your pet.