Pet Neurology In Chattanooga, TN

Pet Neurology

With your pet’s quality of life in mind, our goal in neurology is to diagnose and treat problems of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nervous system. We seek to assist pet owners in better understanding their pet’s condition and developing a treatment plan that is beneficial to the entire family. We will give complete care while working with your main veterinarian for long-term management, as we have access to specialized equipment such as MRI and CT scans, as well as a team of board-certified specialists.

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Diseases of The Nervous System:

Common Neurology Procedures

  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis (CSF tap)
  • Chemotherapy
  • CT Scan: Brain and spine

Electrodiagnostic Studies:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): epilepsy and partial seizures
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Hearing test (Brain Auditory Evoked Response-BAER)
  • Nerve conduction (NCV and CAP)

Encephalitis and Meningitis:

  • Immune-mediated disorders: GME, necrotizing encephalitis, pug encephalitis
  • Infectious diseases: Tick-borne, neosporosis, toxoplasmosis, viral (distemper, FIP, FIV), fungal, bacterial.

Epilepsy and seizure management
Intervertebral disc diseases
Peripheral nervous system disorders

  • Spinal fracture and subluxation
  • Tumors of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence
  • Vascular infarct “stroke” of the brain and spinal cord
  • Vestibular syndromes
  • Wobbler syndrome

Evaluation and treatment of neurological diseases:

  • Cervical and lumbosacral stenosis
  • Cervical and thoracolumbar pain – hyperpathia and hyperesthesia
  • Congenital malformation of the brain and spine
  • Deafness, congenital or acquired
  • Discospondylitis


  • Artificial disc implants for disc associated wobbler syndrome (DAWS)
  • Atlantoaxial subluxation decompression/stabilization
  • Cervical stabilization, distraction and fusion
  • Head trauma

Intervertebral Disc Disease:

  • Artificial disc implants
  • Hemilaminectomy, dorsal laminectomy and ventral slot
  • Foraminectomy
  • Fenestration

Muscle and nerve biopsies
Spinal fractures repair and stabilization,
Treatment of congenital malformation

  • Congenital malformation stabilization and decompression
  • Foramen magnum decompression

Tumor removal and/or biopsy of the brain and spine
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement

        MRI studies:

        • Brain
        • Spine
        • Brachial plexus

        Myringotomy: cytology and culture

        Spinal radiographs