Caring for brain, spinal, nerve and muscle-based disorders

Our neurology team works closely with other hospital services, including our in-house rehabilitation service and our 24/7 ECC service, to provide the best care possible for cats and dogs suffering from neurologic-based conditions.

Advantages of working with the UGA neurology and neurosurgery service include:

  • Your pet will be cared for by board-certified neurologists with nearly 40 years of combined experience along with neurology residents and a cadre of registered veterinary technicians focused in neurology.
  • 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.
  • We can perform electrophysiologic evaluations in patients with nerve, muscle, and hearing disorders.
  • We are involved 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.

Areas we specialize in treating

Brain disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain cancer/tumors
  • Stroke
  • Encephalitis (inflammation or infection of the brain)
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Traumatic brain injuries
Spinal cord disorders
  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Spinal cancer / tumors
  • Infarctions
  • Meningitis
  • Traumatic spinal injuries
Nerve and muscle disorders
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuropathies
  • Inflammatory or infectious myopathies (muscle disease)

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Poppy O’Shaughnessy/Lofquist – Success Story

Poppy is a 7 year old, female labrador retriever mix who was a neurology patient at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital (UGA VTH). According to her family, Poppy has always been an energetic, loving soul who loves to play her favorite game “Rocky,” which consists of chasing river […]

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