Board-Certified Veterinary Neurologist in Glen Mills, PA

Neurological conditions in pets can be frustrating and stressful for the whole family. Symptoms can be confusing and difficult to witness. At Pinnacle Veterinary Specialists, we make it a point to ensure you fully understand your pet’s neurological condition as well as their treatment options so we can make informed decisions together for their care. Our veterinary neurologist and support team work closely with you and your primary veterinarian to manage your pet’s condition and give them the highest quality of life possible during and after treatment. Call us today at (610) 477-8797 to schedule an appointment today.

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Recognizing a Neurological Problem

Symptoms of a neurological conditions can vary substantially depending on whether the cause of the problem is in the brain, spinal cord, or nervous system. Our specialists will perform a physical and neurological evaluation when you bring your pet in, and we’ll also ask you some questions so we can get a full picture of your pet’s condition. We’ll also use advanced technology include our MRI, digital X-ray, and CT scan to diagnose the problem.

Some common neurological symptoms in pets include:

  • Seizures
  • Incoordination
  • Stumbling, wobbliness
  • Head tilt
  • Leaning to one side
  • Walking in circles
  • Inability to walk on certain or all limbs
  • Limp tail
  • Signs of pain in the back or neck
  • Weakness in the limbs

Common Neurological Conditions

We treat a wide variety of neurological conditions in dogs and cats. These include:

  • Seizures
  • Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
  • Vestibular disease
  • Encephalitis
  • Strokes
  • Atlantoaxial (AA) luxation
  • And more

Treatment Options for Neurological Problems in Dogs & Cats

Our neurologist is able to treat a wide range of neurological conditions using medication, surgical intervention, or a combination. Determining the exact cause of your pet’s neurological problem is essential for providing effective treatment. Some conditions, such as seizures are often managed very well with only medication. Others, like IVDD are often best treated with surgery. With our advanced technology and skilled team, we’ll help you manage your pet's condition and give them the best quality of life we can.