Neurology

The treatment and study of conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles.

 

If you have been referred to us because your pet is suspected of suffering from a neurological condition, please try not to worry, your pet is in good hands. Our Neurology team deals with the diagnosis and management of conditions of the nervous system and brain.

The diagnostic process might include a combination of blood tests, diagnostic imaging (MRI or CT scanning, myelography), cerebrospinal fluid sampling, advanced electrodiagnostics (electromyography, nerve conduction velocities) and nerve or muscle biopsy. Subsequent to a diagnosis, your specialist will talk you through options for therapy, which might include drug therapy and/or surgical management.

As always, your specialist will include you and your vet in all discussions regarding the management of your pet’s condition and explore the best course of action for every situation.

We also offer a feline neurology service that is the first of its kind in the world. It is run by our Head of Neurology, Laurent Garosi, a recognised expert in this particularly challenging field.

Our veterinary neurology team help pets with a wide-range of conditions including:

  • Loss of limb function (ranging from wobbliness, weakness to total paralysis)
  • Seizures
  • Neck or back pain/ trapped nerves
  • Loss of nerve function
  • Abnormalities of special senses (e.g. balance problems, blindness)
  • Feline hyperaesthesia syndrome
  • Oro-facial pain syndrome
  • Muscle diseases

Meet the Team

Laurent Garosi

RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Head of Neurology

DVM FRCVS DipECVN

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Johnny (Ioannis) Plessas

RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

MRCVS DVM MVetMed DipECVN

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Emilie Royaux

RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

DVM MRCVS DipECVN

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Pete Smith

RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and Head of Diagnostic Imaging

BSc BVM&S PhD MRCVS DipECVN

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