We Treat Traumatic and Genetic Brain & Spinal Cord Conditions

American Animal Hospital Association Accredited
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Veterinarians performing surgery

Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic treats patients with neurologic disorders. After the initial evaluation, we may recommend admission to our sister site, Carriage Hills Animal Hospital. Our veterinary teams work together and share an interest and expertise in neurology and neurosurgery. Veterinary referrals are also accepted for these services.


Veterinary Neurology in Pets

Veterinary neurology is the study of the animal’s nervous system: the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Typical conditions associated with veterinary neurology include spine and head injuries, intervertebral disc disease, cancer, stroke, and seizure disorders such as epilepsy.

Symptoms of neurologic problems in pets include staggering, weakness, circling, paralysis, confusion, back or neck pain, seizures, and gait abnormalities. Traumatic injuries and congenital issues may result in serious or life threatening conditions for any animal. If one or more of these symptoms are present in your pet, contact our clinic immediately.

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We Offer Diagnostics & Neurosurgery

All veterinary neurological diagnostics and procedures are available to our patients. Services may include:

  • Complete neurologic exams
  • Analysis of the spinal fluid
  • Tumor biopsy
  • Brain and spinal imaging including myelography and radiography
  • Neurosurgery of spinal cord, nerves, and muscle
  • Post-surgical critical and intensive care
  • Access to MRI services

Neurological conditions in a pet should be considered a life threatening emergency. If your pet exhibits symptoms indicating stroke, seizures, or other neurologic concern, do not wait. We must intervene quickly to maximize the potential for recovery in these patients.

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Your Pet & Neurosurgery

Our experienced veterinarians provide the ultimate in skill and safety during surgery. We maintain the highest standard of care for our patients to maximize recovery outcomes.

After surgery, your pet will likely require a stay in our Carriage Hills Animal Hospital critical care unit. Your pet’s pain management plan will focus on maintaining comfort and relaxation during recuperation. Many patients are also referred for physical therapy during rehabilitation, to restore and maintain mobility.


The Pet Vet

Our affiliate, Carriage Hills Animal Hospital, offers the services of Dr. Bill Van Hooser, experienced in neurosurgery. See Dr. Van Hooser as The Pet Vet, on WSFA Channel 12, every Monday at 11:30 a.m.