Neurology

Veterinary Neurologist Toronto

Greg Kilburn DVM, DACVIM, Board-certified Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery, Graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College (2003), American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology) (2007)

Edouard Marchal graduated from the Ecole National Veterinaire d’Alfort (France), Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Guelph sat ACVIM (Neurology) Examination in June 2020.

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
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