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About Us | Neurology and Neurosurgery

Our neurology team specializes in the diagnosis as well as medical and surgical treatment of neurological disorders in dogs and cats.

Advantages of working with the UGA Neurology and Neurosurgery service include:
  • Three board-certified neurologists with nearly 40 years of combined experience along with neurology residents and a cadre of registered veterinary technicians focused in neurology
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic imaging tools for evaluation of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when needed
    • The strength of our 3 Tesla MRI unit and the speed of our 64-slice CT provides tools unparalleled in veterinary specialty hospitals enabling amazing image quality in a fraction of the time it takes others. This translates to more rapid and accurate diagnoses, ultimately allowing for faster implementation of therapy.
  • Specialized equipment to perform electrophysiologic evaluation in patients with nerve, muscle, and hearing disorders
  • Ability to work in concert with other specialists at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital to ensure the highest quality of care is provided
  • Involvement in leading-edge clinical trials aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases in animals, including investigations into brain cancer, epilepsy, and immune-mediated encephalitis

We look forward to partnering with you to help your pet achieve the best quality of life possible.

Focus on Epilepsy Some of the brain disorders treated by the veterinarians on this service include:
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain cancer/tumors
  • Stroke
  • Encephalitis (inflammation or infection of the brain)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord disorders include:
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Spinal cancer/tumors
  • Infarctions
  • Meningitis
  • Traumatic spinal injuries
Disorders that affect the nerves and muscles that they innervate include:
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuropathies
  • Inflammatory or infectious myopathies (muscle disease)

To make an appointment with this service, a referral from your veterinarian is required. Learn more about our appointment process.

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