The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Neurology & Neurosurgery Department offers evaluations and consultations for patients with neurologic disease. Our goal is to provide specialized care for disorders of the nervous system including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles.
Diseases of the nervous system include:
• Brain Disorders
• Disc Herniation (causing damage to the spinal cord)
• Lumbrosacral Disorders (can result in pain, urinary or fecal incontinence, and poor tail movement)
• Muscle Disorders
• Neck & Back Pain
• Nerve Diseases
• Seizure Disorders
• Sleep Disorders
• Spinal Cord Diseases (causing weakness and paralysis)
• Vestibular Problems (i.e. loss of balance, inner ear infections)
Evaluations include a thorough assessment of your pet’s medical history as well as physical and neurologic examinations. We understand that pets with neurologic disease can exhibit signs that are frightening to observe, such as paralysis, difficulty walking, tremors, and seizures. Your observations of your pet’s health and behavior will help our doctors assess your pet’s condition and provide appropriate treatment plans.
We offer a full range of diagnostic capabilities, including:
• Cerebrospinal Fluid Sampling
• Computed Tomography (CT)
• Electromyography (EMG)
• Hearing Tests
• Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
• Nerve Conduction Studies
• Nerve & Muscle Biopsy
Treatment plans may include medical management, physical rehabilitation, and brain or spinal surgeries for tumor removal, biopsies, and the correction of disc disease and congenital malformations.
What is a board certified veterinary neurologist?
Board-certified neurologists are specialists who focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, board-certified neurologists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). This is followed by a rigorous examination to achieve board-certification status from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) which oversees specialties in cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and neurology. Passing this examination grants the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (DACVIM). The area of concentration is then placed in parenthesis after that title. For example, DACVIM (Neurology). The ACVIM believes that veterinary specialists bring a greater understanding in these fields and have a greater knowledge of the more unusual, uncommon, and rare disorders in both large and small animals.