Neurology

Veterinary Neurologist Toronto

Neurology Services

  • Consultation regarding the brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular dysfunction in dogs and cats, including: intervertebral disc disease and other causes of weakness or paralysis, seizure management, encephalitis, tumours, and disorders of hearing and balance
  • Advanced Imaging including high-field MRI (3 Tesla) and 32-slice CT
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Electrodiagnostic evaluations including electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), electroencephalography (EEG) and brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER)
  • Neurosurgery including hemilaminectomy, ventral slot procedure, craniotomy, stereotactic-guided brain biopsy, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, stabilization and fusion procedures, fracture repair, nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery and Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA)

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Common Reasons for Consultation

  • Abnormal gait (weakness or paralysis)
  • Spinal pain
  • Seizures and movement disorders
  • Vestibular dysfunction (loss of balance)
  • Cognitive changes

Strengths of Service

  • More than a decade of experience in the management of patients with neurological disorders
  • Collaborative approach to patient care with other specialty services including Anesthesia, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology, Internal Medicine and Surgery
  • Patient-focused approach to optimizing quality of life of patients and their owners through commitment to lifelong management of neurological disorders
  • The utilization of state-of-the-art diagnostic and neurosurgical equipment in conjunction with extensive surgical experience allows us to identify and treat common and rare neurological disorders with a high level of accuracy and precision
  • High-field MRI allows imaging of the central nervous system with exquisite soft tissue detail and significantly shorter anesthetic time compared with low-field MRI
  • Image-guided surgery allows access to lesions in otherwise inaccessible portions of the brain in a minimally-invasive manner

Meet our team of Neurologists

Animal Health Partners GREG KILBURN

Greg Kilburn, DVM, DACVIM

Chief of Staff
Head of Service, Neurology
  • Board-certified Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (2003)
  • Rotating Small Animal Internship, Atlantic Veterinary College (2003-2004)
  • Residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Veterinary Neurological Center (2004-2007)
  • Graduated from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) (2007)
  • Animal Health Partners EDOUARD MARCHAL

    Edouard Marchal, DVM, Residency trained ACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Neurology
  • Edouard Marchal graduated from the Ecole National Veterinaire d'Alfort (France) in 2015.
  • He moved to Saint- Hyacinthe (Quebec) for his rotating internship and stayed in Canada for his Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Guelph from 2016 to 2019.
  • Edouard decided to continue the Canadian adventure for longer and is delighted to be a member of the Animal Health Partners team and Neurology Service.
  • Animal Health Partners ALISON LITTLE

    Alison Little, DVM, Residency trained ACVIM

    Veterinary Specialist
    Neurology
  • Dr. Alison Little graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2014.
  • Following graduation, she completed five years of advanced training via a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, a Specialty Neurology Internship at Southeast Veterinary Neurology in Miami, Florida and a Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at Mississippi State University.
  • Animal Health Partners NATHAN BERNIER-PARKER

    Nathan Bernier-Parker, MV

    Veterinary Intern
    Neurology
  • Graduated from the university of Montreal as a DVM in 2019
  • 1 year rotating small animal internship at DMV Center, Montreal, Quebec