Neurology & Neurosurgery

Neurology and Neurosurgery for pets

Our neurology and neurosurgery service comprises an experienced team of three European Neurology Specialists (Edward Ives, Josep Brocal and Sinead Hamilton-Bennett), two neurology residents (Bruno Lopes and Giulia Corsini) and a fantastic team of nurses, all supported by our on-site physiotherapy service. Together they provide a comprehensive medical neurology and neurosurgery service.

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…

If you are a referring veterinary surgeon and would like to discuss a case, please contact us.

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