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Doctor's Desk

What is a Veterinary Neurologist?

Our neurologists are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).  This means they have completed an undergraduate education, 4 years of veterinary school, at least 1 year-long internship, and a 3 year residency program prior to passing rigorous certifying examinations.  


A board certified veterinary neurologist can diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases affecting the nervous system, including:  

  • Diseases of the brain: seizure disorders, encephalitis, meningitis, congenital malformations, trauma, and tumors

  • Diseases of the spinal cord: intervertebral disc disease, Wobbler’s disease, degenerative myelopathy, lumbosacral stenosis, vertebral malformations, spinal fractures, and spinal tumors

  • Diseases of the muscles and/or nerves: myasthenia gravis, neuropathies, and myopathies

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