Many of the same health problems that affect us, including hearing loss, also affect our pets. Fortunately, most pets adapt very well to the disability with a little help from their owners.View Article
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If your regular veterinarian suspects your pet may suffer from a neurologic disorder, our neurologists will work closely with them to ensure your pet receives the highest quality, compassionate care.
All the organs and muscles inside your pet’s body rely upon nerve impulses to function. These impulses travel from the brain and spinal cord to the nerves located throughout the body. A veterinary neurologist must be extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.
The Neurology service at SLVS utilizes our state-of-the-art, on-site 1.5 Tesla MRI unit for imaging the brain or spine of animals. Other advanced diagnostics conducted by a neurologist include CT scan, CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) collection and analysis, serological testing for infectious diseases, EMG (electromyography) and nerve and muscle biopsies. We work closely with specialists throughout the hospital to ensure comprehensive care, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation and post-operative care.