A neurological exam combined with a thorough history helps us to determine which part of your pet’s nervous system that is unhealthy and requires evaluation. Diagnostic tests such as MRI and spinal tap allow us to rigorously evaluate your pet’s nervous system. Such testing typically leads to a definitive diagnosis, accurate prognosis and allows us to generate a treatment plan. We offer on site medical therapies for many neurological disorders including life-threatening conditions such as autoimmune meningitis / encephalitis. Long-term treatment plans always include a close collaboration between our neurology team and your local veterinarian. In some cases, it may be necessary to transfer your pet for further care. After consultation with you and your local veterinarian, some neurology patients are transferred to our Surgery Service for spinal cord decompression or tumor removal, whereas others may be referred to Colorado State University for radiation treatment or chemotherapy. Many of our patients also are transferred for rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Dr. Schatzberg and his team ensure that VESC clients are aware of all of the options available for disorders affecting the nervous system and will carefully explain your pet’s disease and the benefits (and/or limitations) of the state-of-the-art therapies. A combination of excellent patient care, appropriate medical and/or surgical treatments and physical rehabilitation ensure that VESC Neurology patients have the best possible outcome.
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