At Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN), our veterinary neurologists use the most advanced diagnostic and surgical equipment to treat our patients' neurological conditions. First, we conduct an in-depth account of each pet’s problem and perform a full examination. This includes a neurological examination where we evaluate the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. While physical and neurological exams can answer some questions, a definitive diagnosis depends on what our diagnostic tools reveal.
Most of the conditions we evaluate require advanced imaging to accurately diagnose our patients. Our state-of-the-art equipment includes the most powerful MRI machines for animals, a multi-slice CT scanner, an ultrasonic aspirator for brain tumor removal, and tools to evaluate hearing and check for muscle and nerve disease.
Some of our diagnostic services include:
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- CT (computed tomography or CAT scan)
- Spinal Radiography (X-rays)
- CSF Analysis (cerebrospinal fluid analysis)
- EMG (electromyography)
- Nerve Conduction Studies
- BAER (brainstem auditory evoked response) Hearing Test
Neurological conditions can look scary. But even symptoms that look dramatic can improve with proper treatment. Once a diagnosis is reached, we can recommend the most appropriate treatment approach for your pet’s condition.
Neurological treatment options include:
- Physical Rehabilitation
While some conditions and pets are best treated conservatively, other cases will need surgery. We use a Carl Zeiss neurosurgical operating microscope and/or surgical loupes for all neurosurgical procedures. This equipment provides better visualization and magnification compared to the naked eye. We have completed thousands of neurosurgical procedures with a success rate of over 95%.
Some of the neurosurgical procedures we perform include:
- Spinal Surgery
- Intervertebral Disc Surgery
- Stabilizations (atlantoaxial, lumbosacral, fracture)
- Cyst Resection
- Tumor Removal
- Brain Surgery
- Tumor Removal and Biopsy
- Foramen Magnum Decompression
- VP Shunt Placement
- Nerve and Muscle Biopsy