Neurology / Neurosurgery

It can be scary and overwhelming to have a pet with a sudden or chronic neurological problems. Veterinary neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the spinal cord, brain and peripheral nervous system. Our neurology team works with you by having a thorough of options for diagnosis and treatment. We work with you once a plan is set to monitor progress and appropriately adjust treatments by continually monitoring your pet’s condition.

Some of the common neurological problems that we treat include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Limb paralysis
  • Balance disorders
  • Brain tumors or trauma
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Infections or inflammation
  • Vision problems
  • Neuromuscular disorders or swallowing difficulties
  • Ruptured disks
  • Spinal fractures or tumors
  • Meningitis or excessive fluid build-up within the brain

Available Diagnostics

Diagnostic evaluations are required to either pinpoint your pet’s problem or to rule out problems so that we can provide treatment options. Our board-certified neurologist/neurosurgeon Belinda Comito works with our radiologists, anesthesiologists, surgeons and rehabilitation team to determine the best treatment options for your pet. We offer the following diagnostic options:

  • Advanced laboratory testing
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CFS) analysis
  • Ultrasounds
  • 3 Tesla MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
  • 64 Slice CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • Neuromuscular evaluation with electromyography (EMG)
  • Myelography

Surgical Procedures

Dr. Comito and other members of our surgical team offer a wide range of surgical procedures:

  • Brain tumor removal
  • Cervical vertebral distraction-fusion surgery for stenosis
  • Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) surgery
  • Muscle and nerve biopsies
  • Skull fracture repairs
  • Spinal fracture repairs
  • Syringomyelia surgery
  • Vetriculoperitoneal shunt placement for hydrocephalus

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