Neurology

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)

Available Clinical Trials

Study to evaluate the effectiveness of a noval immunotherapy as treatment for glial brain tumors in dogs

A Phase 1 Study of M032, a Genetically Engineered HSV-1 Expressing IL-12, in Canine Patients with Malignant Glial Brain Tumors Investigators: Simon Platt, BVM&S, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN, MRCVS If interested please email Dr. Platt at srplatt@uga.edu for additional information or…

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