The Neurology service at NorthStar VETS specializes in disorders that affect the nervous system such as diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle. We have advanced diagnostic tools to help diagnose neurologic disorders, which help us customize therapy for each individual animal based on their specific needs. Common disorders that affect the nervous system include epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), spinal and brain tumors, and vestibular dysfunction (balance problems).
NorthStar VETS offers a wide array of Neurology services including:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Spinal surgery
- Brain surgery
- Muscle and nerve biopsy
- Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sampling and analysis
- * Electrodiagnostics - including Electroencephalography (EEG),
Electromyography (EMG), and Nerve conduction studies
- Neuropathic/chronic pain therapy
- * Coming soon.
The Neurology service at NothStar VETS is committed to working closely with our referring veterinarians and pet owners to provide the most advanced care for our patients to get them back on their feet. To help us diagnose patients with complex neurologic disorders, our hospital has an on-site MRI and CT scanner as well as electrodiagnostic capabilities. Access to these advanced tools helps us diagnosis disease in the quickest and most efficient means possible.
Neurologic disorders can be very debilitating to animals as they can affect their ability to perform everyday functions such as walking, standing and even eating. At NorthStar VETS, we understand that suffering and recovering from neurologic disorders can be a difficult period for both owners and their pets. It is for this reason that the Neurology service works closely with our rehabilitation and pain management specialists to assure all animals are given the best opportunity for making both a comfortable and complete neurologic recovery.
The Neurology service also offers consultation for animals with difficult to control seizure disorders such as epilepsy. With in-depth knowledge of new and emerging seizure therapy, we can offer therapy regimens to optimize seizure control, improving the quality of life for owners and animals alike.