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Overland Park Veterinary Emergency and Specialty

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Veterinary Neurology

If you have been referred to our hospital for neurological care, please click the button below or call us at (913) 361-3800 to make an appointment.

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What is Veterinary Neurology?

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:

  • Birth defects

  • Tumors

  • Seizures

  • Behavioral changes

  • Tremors

  • 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.

Our Veterinary Neurologists

In addition to earning a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine, all of our board-certified neurologists have completed specialized training programs to gain the knowledge and skills to provide your pet with the care they need. Learn more about our exceptional neurological team at OPVES in Overland Park, KS.

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What to Expect

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.

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