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Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery

At Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, our board-certified veterinary neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.

Please Note: A referral from your primary care veterinarian may be required before making a neurology appointment.

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Neurology Services, Gaithersburg Veterinarian

Neurological Care for Pets in Gaithersburg

At Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg our board-certified veterinary neurologists provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for pets with neurological conditions.

At your appointment, our neurology specialist will perform a detailed neurological exam to determine if, and what part of your pet's nervous system is affected.

After the exam, the neurologist will discuss the most likely causes of your pet's issues. Testing, including diagnostic imaging and our state-of-the-art MRI services, will typically be necessary to determine the exact cause

Treatment for neurological conditions varies and may include medical therapy, surgery, or intensive care.

Our Board-Certified Veterinary Neurologists

Board-certified veterinary neurologists have completed additional specialized training in the field of veterinary neurology. This training, in the form of a residency, exposes a veterinarian to a variety of neurological diseases affecting a variety of animals, which is followed by an extensive examination process.

Dr. Jessica Reese      Dr. Greg Kaiman

Common Neurologic Conditions

Neurological conditions in pets commonly treated by our veterinary neurologist include:

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Encephalitis and meningitis
  • Epilepsy, especially difficult to manage or refractory cases
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Syringomyelia/Occipital malformation
  • Chronic pain
  • Paralysis and/or limb weakness
  • Stroke and fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
  • Degenerative myelopathy

Neuromedical Procedures

  • Complete neurologic exam and lesion localization
  • MRI and CT interpretation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and evaluation

Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Hemilaminectomy and ventral slot decompression for IVDD
  • Craniotomy (brain surgery) for brain tumors
  • Spinal tumor removal or biopsy
  • Lumbosacral dorsal laminectomy for LS stenosis and cauda equina syndrome
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy

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New Patients Welcome

Veterinary Referral Associates is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Gaithersburg companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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