If your pet is suffering from a neurological disorder, or has symptoms that suggest a problem with the brain or nervous system, the Veterinary Care Services medical team can offer your pet their specialized skills in veterinary neurology to determine the source of the problem and the most effective way to treat it. At Veterinary Care Specialists, our state-of-the art diagnostic instruments help us pinpoint the source of the problem and develop a range of treatment options to address it. The advanced imaging capabilities available at the Veterinary Care Specialists facility, in combination with other tests, make it possible for us to closely examine the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Our clinical team is experienced in diagnosing and treating such problems as epilepsy and other seizure disorders, head and spinal cord trauma, back (disk) problems, and meningitis, among others—conditions that are not uncommon but that can be very distressing to your pet and highly challenging to you, the pet owner, in managing them.
Once identified, many neurological diseases are highly treatable. Your pet can do very well with the careful attention and ongoing monitoring and medication management that Veterinary Care Specialists offers.
Veterinary neurology specialty. Julie Hass, DVM, MS, the owner of Veterinary Care Specialists, completed a residency in neurology and neurosurgery, and regularly consults with area veterinarians and animal organizations on neurological issues. Dr. Hass combines her special interest in the field of veterinary neurology with her love of animals, and strives to provide the patients at Veterinary Care Specialists with the most comprehensive assessment of their conditions and the most current treatment available.
Epilepsy Clinic. Dr. Hass founded the Epilepsy Clinic at Veterinary Care Specialists to provide information, and treatment and monitoring plans that you, as a pet owner, and the referring general practice or emergency veterinarian can use in managing the epileptic pet. At Veterinary Care Specialists, we believe the key to successfully managing the epileptic patient is to achieve a prompt and accurate diagnosis, initiate treatment, and provide accurate and complete education for you, the owner, and with the referring veterinarian. By educating and regularly communicating about the pet’s conditions and the medications that can be used to control it, we expect your pet’s condition will be better managed and that he or she will have a healthier life and be a better companion to you.
Through the specialized training and experience of Dr. Hass and her medical team at Veterinary Care Specialists, you and your pet will be provided with access to the most recent advancements in diagnostics, therapeutics, and long-term support and management of the pet with a neurological condition.
Complete Neurological Evaluation MRI CT Scan Myelography CSF Analysis Muscle & Peripheral Nerve Biopsy
EMG/NCV- Evaluation of Neuromuscular Disease • BAER (Hearing Testing)
Surgery • Management of all Medical & Surgical Neurological Conditions
The Epilepsy Clinic
Complete Seizure Management
Animal Health Care Articles
1. Vestibular System
2. The Epileptic Patient
3. Laryngeal Paralysis
Neurological Assessment and Treatment
veterinary ultrasound • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) • electromyography (EMG) • ultrasonography
meningitis • muscle biopsy • cancers • computerized axial tomography (CAT) scanning • electroencephalography (EEG)
anticonvulsant blood levels • encephalitis • cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) tap • retinal examination • thyroid testing
bile acids testing • X-rays • complete physical and neurological examination • seizure tracking / updates
neuromuscular disease management • neurosurgery • peripheral nerve biopsy • epilepsy management
ultrasound-guided biopsies • brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) hearing evaluation