Neurology Surgery
Neurology & Neurosurgery
Advanced diagnosis and treatment for brain, spinal cord, and other neuromuscular conditions

Neurology & Neurosurgery

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Hospital hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day.

We know it can be scary when your pet has a brain, spinal cord, or neuromuscular condition, but our experienced and compassionate team is here to provide the best possible care and comfort for you and your animal.

Our board-certified veterinarians, residents and interns, and licensed veterinary technicians are skilled in diagnosing and treating neurologic conditions and, in the case of emergencies, are available 24 hours a day. They work alongside our team of specialists, including radiologists and physical rehabilitation practitioners, to provide unmatched care.

Common conditions we evaluate and treat

  • Brain tumors, including pituitary tumors
  • Epilepsy and movement disorders
  • Inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Spinal fracture
  • Spinal tumors
  • Congenital malformations
  • Peripheral neuropathy and myopathy
  • Vascular accidents and strokes

Health care and diagnostic services we offer

  • MRI and CT imaging of the brain and spinal cord
  • Evaluation of muscle and nerve function
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Electroencephalogram for the diagnosis of seizures
  • Neurosurgery, including pituitary surgery

Hospital Stories

Health Topics

  • Ticks In the Pacific Northwest, ticks are most prevalent during the spring and summer.
  • Nervous System The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord and all the nerves that communicate between tissues and the brain and spinal cord. The pictures above are reprinted with permission by the copyright owner, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, from the Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy. These illustrations should not be downloaded, printed, or copied except for personal, non-commercial use.
  • Common spinal injuries in dogs What are the most common spinal injuries in dogs? Two of the most common spinal injuries in dogs are fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) and acute non-progressive nucleus pulposus extrusion. Both conditions cause temporary paralysis and weakness, particularly in the hind legs. The disorders are mainly seen in large breed dogs but can occur in miniature schnauzers […]
  • Lyme Disease What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease, the most common vector-borne disease (transmitted by insects or arthropods) in people, is caused by corkscrew-shaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, carried by ticks that transmit the infection when they feed on animals and humans. In the United States, Lyme disease occurs predominantly on the Pacific Coast, the Midwest, and Atlantic Coast […]
  • Seizures If your pet is having a seizure, remain calm. Note the time the seizure started and how long it lasted, as this information could be helpful to your veterinarian. To prevent your animal from hurting itself, attempt to move it away from hard objects like stairs and furniture. Cushion its head and gently hold and […]
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease What is intervertebral disc disease? Intervertebral discs sit between the vertebrae in the spine and function as shock-absorbers to dissipate the force placed on the spine. Intervertebral disc disease occurs when those disks degenerate, lose water content, and calcify, causing them to rupture or protrude. Discs that herniate are known as type I intervertebral disc […]
  • Tick Paralysis Some practical advice regarding ticks on your animal.

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