Neurology & Neurosurgery

Neurology and Neurosurgery for pets

Our Neurology and Neurosurgery team led by Edward Ives comprises of experienced European Neurology Specialists, Neurology Residents and Intern and a fantastic team of nurses, all supported by our on-site physiotherapy service. Together they provide a comprehensive medical neurology and neurosurgery service.

See our neurology team in action.

We have permanent, on-site high-field (1.5T) MRI and CT to enable advanced imaging of the brain and vertebral column, in addition to an electrodiagnostic unit for the investigation of neuromuscular diseases. This means that a wide range of neurological disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, vertebrae, intervertebral discs, peripheral nerves, muscles and neuromuscular junction can be diagnosed and treated in dogs and cats of any age.

The neurology service works closely with the other specialty services to provide the best possible care and outcome for each patient that is referred to us. Frequently treated conditions include:

  • Idiopathic epilepsy
  • Brain tumours
  • Meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin (MUO)
  • Steroid responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA)
  • Infectious (bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoal) meningoencephalomyelitis
  • Metabolic (hepatic, renal, endocrine, other) encephalopathies
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (strokes)
  • Vestibular syndrome
  • Facial paralysis and other cranial nerve deficits
  • Central blindness
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Cervical spondylomyelopathy
  • Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis
  • Constrictive myelopathy
  • Spinal fractures
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord and vertebral tumours
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Arachnoid diverticulum
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tremors and movement disorders
  • Neuropathies and myopathies
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • And many more…

"I wanted to express my heartfelt gratitude for the exceptional care you provided to my 4-year-old Border Collie,  who suffered a spinal injury and underwent a 6-hour surgery with the implantation of 8 implants . From the moment I arrived at the clinic, you showed empathy, understanding of my deep distress, and a profound love for animals. What's more, your team of highly qualified specialists made all the difference. The surgery itself was a complex and lengthy procedure, but the updates I received, even at 11pm, reassured me.  I extend my immense gratitude to the entire management team, to the anaesthetist who diligently maintained his stable condition throughout those critical hours, to the Neurologist who admitted us and performed the surgery, and the Head of Neurosurgery to the entire staff, from the receptionists to the nurses, who provided unwavering care for our beloved dog.  Words cannot adequately express the depth of my gratitude. Please know that you can always count on me for any support or assistance you may need in the future.   Thank you, thank you, thank you."

-AMVS Client

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