Wisconsin Pet Neurology

WVRC is Dedicated to Delivering the Most Advanced Diagnostic Tools to Help Uncover Neurological Problems in Dogs and Cats.

Neurology is the study of the nervous system. Pets with seizure disorders, tumors of the spine and brain, intervertebral disc disease, inflammatory brain diseases, Wobbler's syndrome, neuromuscular diseases, and other conditions involving the nervous system can be diagnosed and treated by a veterinary neurologist. 

Our highly trained surgical specialists can provide unparalleled care for your dog or cat by offering surgical neurology services.

WVRC offers both high field MRI and CT capabilities onsite, providing rapid, accurate diagnoses for thorough, definitive treatment of nervous system disorders and neurological problems. High field MRI offers superior image resolution with a much shorter anesthesia time compared to low field MRI. High field MRI units also allow for imaging of larger canine patients than low field units.

Procedures

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the Central Nervous System

This is a multiplanar imaging test that is performed under general anesthesia that allows detailed evaluation of the soft tissue structures of the central nervous system.

Hemilaminectomy

This is a surgical procedure where a portion of the vertebral canal is removed, often to allow access to the central nervous system or intervertebral discs.  

Ventral Slot Decompression

This is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove herniated intervertebral disc material from the cervical region of the vertebral column.

Foramen Magnum Decompression

This is a surgical procedure where the foramen magnum of the skull is enlarged to alleviate compression of the cerebellum and brainstem caused by Caudal Occipital Malformation Syndrome.

Computed Tomography (CT) of the Veterbral Column

This is a cross sectional imaging test that is performed under general anesthesia that allows detailed evaluation of the boney structures of the skull and vertebral column.

Craniotomy

This is a surgical procedure where a portion of the skull is removed to allow access to the brain.  Common indications include head trauma and tumors of the brain.

Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Placement

This is a surgical procedure where excessive fluid pressure within the central nervous system is relieved by placing a sterile stent to drain the fluid into the abdominal cavity.  This is most commonly performed to treat hydrocephalus.  

Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection

Commonly called a “spinal tap,” this is a procedure which is performed under general anesthesia in animals. A needle is introduced into the spinal fluid space using sterile technique to obtain a fluid sample. Analysis of the spinal fluid is then performed as part of an evaluation of the central nervous system for signs of disease.


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