Neurology Neurosurgery

The Neurology Service at Guardian Veterinary Specialists provides patient care backed by research and methodology. Our three board-certified neurologists have completed years of clinical training and study. We also offer neurosurgery, which means that your pet is able to have any procedure necessary to fix or treat the neurological issue right here at our hospital. Using the latest technologies and treatments, our goal is to restore pets to health and improve quality of life.

Pets can suffer from debilitating diseases and disorders that affect the brain, spine and overall nervous system. Without veterinary attention, they can lead to discomfort and pain, even death. While neurological disorders are usually obvious in their presentation, early diagnosis usually carries a positive prognosis. Many diseases and disorders that initially seem frightening, like sudden paralysis and seizure disorders, are treatable and can be managed with help from our neurologists.

Regardless of age, good overall health is also an excellent indicator of a successful outcome for pets with neurological dysfunction, so pet owners should visit their primary care veterinarian for proactive yearly wellness evaluations. The specialty care of our Neurology Service may be indicated if a definitive diagnosis of neurological disease has not been achieved or initial management strategies fail to resolve the problem.

We offer diagnosis and treatment of the following neurologic disorders:

  • Seizure disorders
  • Vestibular disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Spinal disease

Some symptoms of neurological issues may include:

  • Paralysis
  • Unsteady gait
  • Tremors
  • Blindness
  • Loss of coordination

To aid in diagnosis, our Neurology Service is supported by:

  • In-House Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • In-House Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Electromyography and nerve conduction studies including brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEP) hearing tests
  • Digital Radiology
  • An in-house Hydrotherapy Center with underwater treadmill and full size, custom-designed therapy pool

Procedures and surgeries provided:

  • All aspects of brain and spinal surgery
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection
  • Acupuncture for certain pain-related conditions