Veterinary neurologists are highly-trained, board-certified veterinarians who specialize in treating the brain, muscles, nerves, and spinal cords of animals. Some issues that may require the care of a veterinary neurologist are:
Odd gaits or other walking issues
Paralysis or weakness in the limbs
Abnormal head tilting
Spinal column injuries
At Overland Park Veterinary Emergency & Specialty, our state-of-the-art facilities and skilled veterinary neurologists are fully equipped to treat any of the above concerns.
When your pet is referred to a veterinary neurologist, there are a variety of procedures that may be recommended:
MRI: a medical imaging technique that generates internal images which may be performed to diagnose various brain, spinal cord, and nerve diseases.
CT scan: an enhanced x-ray imaging technique that may be done to diagnose a variety of internal problems.
Biopsy: a medical test that involves extracting a small sample of cells or tissue that may be required to determine if a tumor or other abnormal growth is cancerous.
Spinal tap: a specialized procedure in which a needle is inserted into an animal’s spinal canal to collect cerebrospinal fluid, which can help a veterinary neurologist diagnose a wide range of problems.
After your pet has been evaluated by one of our skilled neurologists and received a diagnosis, we will work with you and your primary care veterinarian to develop a treatment plan and determine if medication, surgery, or physical therapy may be recommended for your pet. If you have any questions about the neurological services we offer, please call us at (913) 361-3800 or fill out our Contact Us form to reach us by email.