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
  • 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)

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