Neurology

Neurology Services

  • Neurological examination
    • A neurological examination allows a veterinarian to determine where in the nervous system a problem is located.
  • Brain and spinal imaging including computed tomography (CT Scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear scintigraphy, ultrasound, digital radiographs, and myelography
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and fluid analysis
    • CSF analysis allows us to look at cell populations that may indicate inflammation, cancer, or infection of the nervous system.
  • Neurosurgery
    • We perform a variety of surgical procedures, including disc surgery (hemilaminectomy, ventral slot), brain surgery, and spinal fusion/stabilization.
    • Our neurologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancers and the performance of stereotactic neurosurgical procedures.
  • Management of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Hearing tests (BAER)
  • Electrophysiological evaluations of muscle and nervous tissue (EMG, EEG, Evoked Potentials)
  • Nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Clinical trials are open for dogs with brain cancer and intervertebral disc herniation.
  • Appointments with the Neurology Service are made by referral through the client's primary care veterinarian.

Neurology Personnel

  • John H. Rossmeisl
    DVM, MS
    Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine and Neurology)
    Dr. and Mrs. Dorothy Taylor Mahin Professor
    Service Chief, Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Avril Arendse
    DVM
    Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Resident
    Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Resident
    Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Richard Shinn
    DVM, MS
    Fellow ACVIM (Neurology/Neurosurgery)
    Resident
    Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Flori Bliss
    LVT, CCRP
    Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Technician
  • Heather Catanzaro
    LVT
    Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Technician
  • Maureen Sroufe
    LVT, VTS (Neurology)
    Neurology and Neurorehabilitation Technician
  • Melanie Dobbins
    Patient Coordinator
    Cardiology and Neurology