The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre does not have a board-certified specialist in neurology on site.
Incoming cases are managed by the VMC's small animal medicine and small animal surgery teams.
The VMC's specialists in small animal medicine and small animal surgery see and manage all neurology cases that are referred to the veterinary teaching hospital.
The VMC clinical team also has access to advanced equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of neurological cases.
Our services include:
- thorough neurological examinations
- diagnostics including advanced imaging (CT, MRI), electrodiagnostics (such as EMGs and muscle/nerve biopsies) and CSF analysis
- medical management of a variety of neurological conditions including seizures, vestibular disease/vertigo, inflammatory brain disease, tumours and meningitis
- BAER (hearing tests) for OFA certification
The neurological examination is a detailed physical exam that allows us to perform a thorough evaluation of your pet’s neurological function. Through close observation and gentle handling we are able to evaluate your pet’s mentation (level of awareness), reflexes, spatial awareness and gait.
The neurological examination is non-invasive and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. We typically perform the examination away from owners as we require ample space for a complete assessment, and it allows us to more accurately evaluate a pet’s responses.
We are able to use any observed abnormalities to determine which part of the nervous is affected and make the most appropriate recommendations.
Info for Owners
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The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre's clinical team members are dedicated, compassionate people with specialized training and a diverse range of experiences. In addition to providing our patients with high-quality care and support, we are helping to train Western Canada's next generation of veterinary professionals.
What to Expect
Appointments and Referrals
This is a referral-based service. You will need to have your veterinarian submit a referral form to the Veterinary Medical Centre before you can make an appointment with this clinical service.
Please bring all medications your pet is currently receiving.
Submit an online referral form.
If you have any questions about a referral patient, please contact:
WCVM Neurology Service
Emergency services available 24/7
Emergency services are available for acutely ill or seriously injured animals.