Veterinary Neurological Surgery
Surgical Services for Cats and Dogs
Dogs and cats have nervous systems similar to humans, and just like humans, the brain, spinal cord, vertebrae and nerves can experience illness, injury and deterioration. Many neurological conditions can often be healed or managed through veterinary neurologic surgery.
Learn more below about the types of neurological surgeries we perform and what occurs during your pet’s procedure.
What is Neurologic Surgery?
Treating Your Pet’s Brain, Spine and Nerves
Veterinary neurological surgery is any procedure performed on an animal’s nervous system – which involves the brain, spinal column, and nerves. Neurologic procedures can help treat diseases and conditions for dogs and cats affecting these areas, such as epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, intervertebral disc herniation, traumatic brain or spinal injuries, Wobbler’s Syndrome, and encephalitis.
Types of Neurological Surgery
A Wealth of Options to Help Your Pet
- Atlantoaxial Instability
- Intervertebral Disc Disease
- Skull Fracture Repair
- Spinal Fractures
Any surgery involving an animal’s brain, spine, or nervous system is considered an advanced procedure and should be performed by an experienced board-certified veterinary surgeon. Learn more about our team’s credentials in handling neurological surgeries in animals.
Our Pet Surgery Process
What Happens During Neurologic Surgery
At Veterinary Surgical Specialists (VSS), we know that brain and spinal problems can be challenging and frightening for pet owners. The VSS surgical team will work closely with your primary care veterinarian to ascertain whether or not surgical intervention is the right choice.
We routinely use advanced diagnostic and surgical tools like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) — and our location within the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group building makes it easy for us to consult with other specialists if needed on the best plan of action. Our extensive experience in neurosurgical intervention can give you the confidence that your pet is in expert hands.
Each pet family receives a personalized plan for their pet’s procedure, pain management, recovery, rehabilitation, medications, and follow up care. Providing the best possible quality of life is always our goal.