Surgery is often a vital part of the treatment of neurological disease, and our neurology team has expertise in performing both the common and less common neurosurgical procedures of the brain and spine. With state of the art equipment and extensive experience in advanced neurosurgery, we are able to offer our patients the very latest in neurosurgical techniques. As neurosurgery requires delicate hand work, often in a small area with limited visibility and high stakes, having the best visualization possible is key. Our neurologists will utilize an operating microscope when indicated to enhance visualization and allow us to perform more difficult and delicate procedures safely, with minimal trauma through a smaller incision.
Many hospitals do not have access to this piece of equipment. In addition to this, we have an in-house radiation oncology service; this collaboration allows us to offer combined brain surgery and radiation therapy for brain tumors, which is clinically proven to give the best possible long-term prognosis for these previously untreatable conditions.
Neurological emergencies such as IVDD and spinal fracture/luxation can occur at any time of day and our team is available 24/7 to perform surgery if needed, to give your pet the best chance of recovery.
We specialize in performing surgeries for the following:
Intervertebral disk disease (all areas of the spine)
Vertebral fracture and luxation stabilization
Congenital spinal malformations
Brain and skull tumors
Chiari malformation/foramen magnum decompression
Hydrocephalus – Ventriculoperitoneal shunt
Head trauma and skull fractures
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.