Your primary care veterinarian is qualified to handle many of your pet’s health issues. Sometimes, however, a specialist’s expertise is needed. Just as your primary care doctor sometimes refers you to a specialist, your family veterinarian may refer your pet to a board-certified specialist – a veterinary neurologist – who can help diagnose and treat animals with neurological diseases or disorders.
Our board-certified veterinary neurologist, Allison Cowan, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), provides today’s most advanced diagnostic testing and treatment for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves of animals. Rest assured that your pet will receive the most thorough and thoughtful care available.
Common conditions neurologists treat:
- Brain and spinal tumors
- Congenital brain disease
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Head trauma
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Lumbosacral disease
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Seizure disorders
- Spinal cord injury
- Vestibular disease
A timely, accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment of neurological disorders. That’s why BEVS has invested in leading-edge diagnostic equipment and offers a full range of testing capabilities onsite, including:
- Computed Tomography (CT/Cat Scan)
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) – coming soon!
- Spinal fluid analysis (Spinal tap)
Some neurological conditions require surgery. Our neurologist can perform these surgeries should your pet need them.
We work closely with your family veterinarian
Throughout your pet’s diagnosis and treatment at BEVS, we keep your family veterinarian fully informed. This is important because we want to ensure a smooth transition when your pet returns to their primary care veterinarian for ongoing medical care.