Neurology and Neurosurgery

Our Services

The Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State University provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for companion animals with neurological conditions.

Service Highlights

  • 3 board-certified neurologists
  • Leading edge care for medical and surgical conditions
  • Advanced neurosurgical training and expertise
  • 3T MRI for brain and spinal imaging
  • Multislice CT scanner
  • EMG and nerve conduction testing
  • Spinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Ultrasonic surgical aspirator for brain tumor resection
  • In-house radiation therapy

Appointments

  • For an appointment or emergencies: (614)-292-3551

What to Expect

One of our senior veterinary students will take a complete patient history and then perform an initial physical examination. As a matter of policy, you will be asked to return to the lobby during the examination. One of our staff neurologists will then do a neurological examination on your pet with the attending student’s assistance. Historical, physical examination and neurological examination findings are discussed and reviewed with the student. After the examination, a clinician will speak to you about diagnosis and treatment options. Please allow 1-2 hours for an initial examination if your pet is a new patient to our hospital. If all diagnostic tests are done on an outpatient basis, please allow additional time beyond the time required for the initial examination.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Encephalitis/meningitis
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Vestibular disease
  • Wobbler syndrome
  • Lumbosacral disease/ cauda equine syndrome
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injury

Clinicians

Neurology Faculty

Residents

  • Paula Martin-Vaquero, DVM
  • Rachel Song, DVM 

Technicians

  • Amanda Waln, RVT, CCRP
  • Heather Myers, RVT

Payment

Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Please read our payment policy for complete information.