Neurology and Neurosurgery

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Our neurologists will treat a wide variety of neurologic disorders including canine and feline epilepsy, infectious or inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system such as meningitis, as well as traumatic brain injury. Most conditions affecting the nervous system require an MRI scan that can be done directly at our hospital. This scan allows our specialists to see the structures outside and within the brain, spinal chord and peripheral nerves. An MRI scan requires a general anaesthetic during which additional diagnostics can easily be performed such as collection of spinal fluid, nerve biopsies or nerve stimulation tests to better determine the cause of your pet’s neurologic disorder and the appropriate treatment plan.

 

We can provide medical and surgical treatment of all disorders of the nervous system, including but not limited to:

 

Brain

• Epilepsy
• Vestibular Disease
• Facial nerve palsy
• Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia
• Meningoencephalitis of unknown origin / granulomatous meningoencephalitis (GME)
• Brain tumours
• Hydrocephalus
• Infections

Spine

• Steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis
• Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) protrusion and extrusion
• Lumbosacral disease / degenerative lumbosacral stenosis
• Cervical spondylomyelopathy (Wobbler syndrome)
• Fibrocartilagenous embolism
• Acute non-compressive nucleus pulposus extrusion
• Degenerative myelopathy
• Spinal tumours
• Spinal fractures, luxations and instability
• Spinal arachnoid diverticula
• Diskospondylitis
• Spinal malformations including atlantoaxial instability, hemivertebrae etc.

Neuromuscular disorders

• Acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis
• Myasthenia gravis
• Polyneuropathies
• Myopathy/myositis
• Nerve and muscle biopsy