Veterinary neurologists are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine specialty of Neurology.
Miami Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
Neurologists are veterinary specialists with expertise in conditions of the brain and spinal cord including seizures, intervertebral disk disease (IVDD or slipped disks), encephalitis, vestibular disease, atlantoaxial instability, lumbosacral stenosis, hydrocephalus, degenerative myelopathy and many others. These conditions often require special training or equipment to accurately diagnose and treat.
Founded in 2010, Southeast Veterinary Neurology is south Florida’s only hospital that exclusively treats medical and surgical diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.
We offer the full spectrum of expertise, compassion, and state-of-the-art equipment to provide your pet with optimal care. Our veterinary neurologists use high-field MRI, CT scans, electrodiagnostics, CSF analysis and operating microscopes to diagnose and treat your pet’s neurological conditions.
Our philosophy is simple: Be there when you need us; treat your pet as if he or she were our own; offer the latest technology, expertise and techniques.
If your pet is experiencing a neurological problem, chances are that your veterinarian has recommended that you contact us. Our phone number is (305) 274-2777. We are located at 9300 SW 40th St in Miami.
Dr. Michael Wong is one of fewer than 250 board-certified veterinary neurologists in North America. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine where he founded the UF Veterinary Business Management Association. He then completed a medical and surgical internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. He received his neurology and neurosurgery training at North Florida Neurology. After completion of his residency, he successfully passed his neurology certifying examination and became board-certified in veterinary neurology the same year. He was one of the first veterinary neurologists to complete the Advanced Neurosurgical Certification. He founded Southeast Veterinary Neurology in 2010.
Dr. Wong has lectured at the local, state and national level and has instructed veterinary students at the UF. He has published articles on MRI, new treatments for encephalitis and new treatments for brain tumors. He enjoys all aspects of neurology, but his passions include spinal surgery, seizure management, management of encephalitis and MRI in the diagnosis of neurological disease.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and family, mountain biking, surfing, and playing the bass guitar and ukulele.
Dr. Nicholas De Pompa is a South Florida native. Dr. De Pompa graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, then completed a 1-year Neurology and Neurosurgery Internship followed by a 3-year Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency. Immediately following his residency, he successfully passed the ACVIM Neurology certifying examination and became board-certified that same year. Dr. De Pompa also completed a Masters Degree in Biomedical Science with an emphasis on neuropathic pain identification and management. His professional interests include all aspects of Neurology and Neurosurgery with a particular interest in pain management, brain and spinal cord surgery and encephalitis management.
Dr. Simon Kornberg was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and attended veterinary school at the University of Melbourne. After graduating, he undertook a one year rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists and then went on to work at the University of Melbourne emergency clinic in Geelong, Australia. Dr. Kornberg received his advanced training during a three-year Neurology and Neurosurgery residency at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Immediately following his residency, he successfully passed the ACVIM Neurology certifying examination and was awarded Diplomate status.
Dr. Michael Reese obtained his undergraduate degree in microbiology from Ohio State University, and then his DVM from the University of Florida. He continued his education by pursuing a general rotating internship at Tufts University, followed by a neurology internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Texas. He then completed a residency in neurology/neurosurgery at Purdue University in Indiana. During his residency, Dr. Reese won three awards for his teaching and patient care. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Reese became a board-certified neurologist. He stayed as faculty at Purdue University after his residency before returning to Florida. He and his wife Carissa have joined the team at Southeast Veterinary Neurology. His interests include neurosurgery and management of brain diseases (tumors, infectious and non-infectious diseases).
Outside of the hospital Dr. Reese enjoys the outdoors. Fishing, kayaking, and hiking are among his favorite activities, but he also enjoys taking his two dogs, Phoebe and Porter, out on their walks.
Dr. Myri-Ann Melendez received her DVM from St. George’s University in 2004. Originally from Puerto Rico, she completed her undergraduate training at Louisiana State University. After graduation, she worked at North Shore Animal League, one of North America’s largest no-kill shelters. She then completed her certification in canine rehabilitation and became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. She is passionate about rehabilitative medicine, shelter medicine, infectious disease control and preventative medicine. When not concentrating on physical rehabilitation of Southeast Veterinary Neurology’s patients, she enjoys growing orchids, interior design and spending time with her two-, three- and four-legged family members.
Dr. Franziska Peress, originally from Germany, completed her DVM in the Czech Republic. She worked in small animal private practice for several years in the Czech Republic and in Israel before moving to the United States. She completed a one-year specialty Surgical Internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital under the guidance of Dr. Jon Dee. She then completed a one-year Neurology Internship at Southeast Veterinary Neurology in 2016. She started her Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency in 2016 and will work closely with Dr. Wong, Dr. De Pompa and Dr. Kornberg in all aspects of Neurology and Neurosurgery.
Dr. Alison Little is from Toronto, Canada. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College and then completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto. Following her internship, she spent a year as an emergency veterinarian in Oakville, Ontario. She is very excited to have moved to Miami to start her specialty internship in Neurology.
Southeast Veterinary Neurology’s mission is “to be South Florida’s leader in veterinary neurology, neurosurgery and diagnostic imaging. This is accomplished by providing progressive, thorough and thoughtful medical care for our patients, compassionate service to our pet-owning clients, and consistently and tirelessly providing humble expertise to the veterinary community of South Florida.”
Our team is made up of passionate, intelligent, caring individuals that understand the importance of what we do at Southeast Veterinary Neurology.
Each member is an integral part of our team and was selected for their proven history of compassion, enthusiasm, experience, leadership, knowledge and ability to see your pet as if it were their own.