Neurology Services Available

The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital has re-established a comprehensive, state-of-the-art Neurology and Neurosurgery service for referral and emergency cases. The service is led by Dr. Ronaldo da Costa and Dr. Sarah Moore, both Assistant Professors in Veterinary Neurology/Neurosurgery and board-certified specialists by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine–Neurology.

Residents Kari Foss, DVM, Paula Martin-Vaquero, DVM, and registered veterinary technicians Amanda Waln and Tracy Marsh (also certified in canine rehabilitation) complete the team dedicated to the treatment and recovery process for patients with neurologic issues. In addition, Drs. Bianca Hettlich and Jonathan Dyce, all ACVS diplomates with interest and expertise in neurosurgery compliment the neurology and neurosurgery team.

The neurology service is supported by comprehensive diagnostic imaging capabilities (digital radiography, computed tomography, 3 Tesla MRI, electrophysiological testing, ultrasonography); 24/7 small animal emergency and critical care service and ICU facility; and other specialty programs, including but not limited to oncology (medical and radiation) and hematology, ophthalmology, anesthesiology and pain management, cardiology and interventional medicine, and canine rehabilitation.

We welcome referrals for a variety of diverse neurological and neurosurgical conditions or cases suspected of having neurologic disorders. Examples of conditions commonly seen at the Veterinary Medical Center include:

  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Intervertebral disk herniation
  • Vestibular disease
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Encephalitis/meningitis
  • Cervical spondylomyelopathy (wobbler syndrome)
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Neurodegenerative and congenital neurological disorders of the brain and spine
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord traumatic injuries

We also have a comprehensive full-service Canine Rehabilitation Service, which benefits patients with neurologic/neurosurgical diseases. For more information on this program, please visit our website or call 614-292-3551.

Please call our referral line at 614-292-0950 and/or visit the referral website for more information on our small animal neurology and neurosurgery services.

By: Kristine McComis