We are fortunate at the hospital to have an excellent and expanding neurology service. The veterinary profession is discovering and learning more and more about the nervous system and its disorders, and our clinicians are involved at the forefront of driving this understanding. Our diagnostic suite includes state-of-the-art MRI and CT scanners which produce high quality images of the nervous system akin to those obtained in human medicine.
The neurology team is headed up by European and RCVS Specialists, supported by resident specialists-in-training and a dedicated neurology nurse, who works closely with the physiotherapy and special care service.
Cases commonly investigated include intracranial (brain), spinal cord and neuromuscular (nerves and muscles) disorders. These can include inflammatory diseases, such as meningitis, spinal fractures and intervertebral disc disease, as well as the investigation of intermittent disorders such as collapse or seizures. The team offers neurosurgery where indicated and works closely with pet owners and the special care service to rehabilitate and optimise patient recovery.
Referrals are prioritised so that urgent cases are seen very quickly indeed, leading to better patient outcomes. Prioritised referrals can include (but are not limited to) patients who may have lost the use of limbs, those who are showing signs of pain, collapse or seizures.
To refer to this service please visit our Vet Referral page.