Neurology for Pets Portland

Veterinary Neurology + Neurosurgery

Advanced medical care isn’t just for humans—our team of board-certified specialists can offer incredible care to your pet’s emergent or chronic conditions.

What is a board-certified veterinary neurologist? 

A board-certified veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has completed additional training in a specific area of veterinary medicine and has passed an examination that evaluates their knowledge and skills in that specialty area. Veterinary neurologists focus on conditions of the brain, spine, nerves, or muscles. DoveLewis has two of the state's six veterinary neurologists. 

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Neurology 101: What You Need to Know

Why would my pet need to see a neurologist?  

Your pet may need a neurologist if they have a condition or injury that impacts their brain, spine, nerves, or muscles. Some animals need the help of a neurologist when they’ve experienced a trauma and come to our ER—a car accident or terrible fall, for instance. Other patients come to us because they have chronic issues that need specialized support, like epilepsy.

What conditions does a veterinary neurologist typically treat? 

  • Seizures 
  • Paralysis 
  • Spinal injuries 
  • Brain disease 
  • Poor balance or coordination 
  • Nerve and muscle conditions 
  • Generalized weakness 

Our neurologists work with our emergency team, specialists, and your general practitioner to support a wide-range of conditions. Speak with your general practitioner about your pet’s condition to see if a neurologist is right for them.

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A Collaborative Approach to Neurology

Some animals need a DoveLewis board-certified veterinary neurologist after experiencing an emergency, such as a car accident or fall. Other animals receive ongoing care to manage chronic conditions, or are referred for collaborative care from another department or veterinary clinic. 

Emergency Care

Gingko (pictured above) came to the DoveLewis ER and met the neurology team for a concerning head tilt. Emergency care is available at DoveLewis every day, and our staff partners with board-certified specialists regularly on patient care.

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Multi-Specialty, Comprehensive Care

One of the benefits of brining your pet to a hospital with 7 AAHA-accredited departments is the collaborative, comprehensive care they will receive. DoveLewis Neurology often partners with other departments to ensure your pet gets excellent care in one location.

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About Our Board-Certified Team