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10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Emergencies
Neurology

Our Neurology service offers expertise in the diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of conditions that affect the central and peripheral nervous systems, as well as muscle disease.

Dogs and cats can experience many of the same brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular problems that humans do. These all fall into the specialty of veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, which include care for a wide range of disorders – epilepsy, ruptured vertebral discs, spinal cord injuries, head trauma, brain tumors, and more. Although neurological disorders may cause great distress for pets and owners, many problems can be treated very successfully.

Diagnosis and treatment of a neurological disorder can be complex and challenging. Primary care veterinarians often work with our board certified veterinary specialists in managing disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular systems.

Our neurologists have a wide array of advanced diagnostic modalities at their disposal to assist in the accurate diagnosis of your pet’s neurologic symptoms, including a 1.5 Tesla MRI scan, 64-slice CT scan, myelography, spinal fluid analysis, electrophysiology (functional nerve and muscle testing), and muscle and nerve biopsies. They also have the capability to perform hearing testing for your pet.

In addition, our neurosurgeons have extensive training in all types of neurosurgery, including laminectomy, ventral slot decompression, cauda equina surgery and craniotomy.

Neurology Services
  • Comprehensive Neurological Examination
  • Brain Surgery
    • Cranioplasty
    • Craniotomy
    • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement
  • Spinal Surgery
    • Dorsal laminectomy
    • Hemilaminectomy
    • Spinal stabilization
    • Ventral slots
  • Atlantoaxial Instability
  • Brain Tumors
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Deafness
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Diskospondylitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Trauma
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)
  • Neuromuscular Disorders (Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy)
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Strokes
  • Syringohydromyelia
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement
  • Vestibular Disease
Veterinary Portal & Referrals
Meet Our Team

Veterinary Neurologist

Veterinary Neurologist

Veterinary Neurologist

Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis (Spinal Tap)

Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

Electromyography (EMG)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Muscle & Nerve Biopsy

Myelography

Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV)

Radiographs (X-rays)

Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

303-420-8360

Vision Statement

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital will be the premier veterinary hospital in the state, providing unsurpassed veterinary care and client service, offering the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients and an empathetic partner in the process for our clients.

Bill Cicero, BS, MBA, Hospital Director

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