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Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology (SCAN)

A young Pug puppy about to get looked at by a male docotor with her parent


Unparalleled Expertise, Experience and Skill to Cure

The doctors at SCAN treat a wide variety of neurological diseases; some require surgery and others require medication and/or rehabilitation. Our board-certified neurologists have the expertise and experience to correctly diagnose and treat each patient that comes under their care. Following diagnosis of your pet’s neurological disorder, chances are there is something that we can do to significantly improve your best friend’s quality of life.

Treatments and Procedures Offered:

Brain Surgery:

  • Removal of brain tumors

  • Brain biopsy

  • Head trauma surgery

  • Surgical correction of Chiari malformation

  • Placement of ventriculoperitoneal shunt

  • Participation in clinical trials for brain tumors

Spinal Surgery

  • Hemilaminectomy

  • Ventral slot

  • Dorsal laminectomy

  • Distraction-stabilization

  • Vertebral malformation

  • Atlantoaxial luxation

  • Spinal tumor removal

  • Spinal fracture repair

Medical Management:

  • Treatment of encephalitis and meningitis

  • Seizure management

  • Treatment of vestibular disease

  • Medical management of stroke

  • Medical management of head trauma

  • Neurological rehabilitation

Advanced Diagnostic Services

The accurate diagnosis of neurological disease can often require the utilization of advanced diagnostic testing. When you bring your pet to Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology for a consultation, the doctor will speak with you in order to get a thorough understanding of your pet’s medical history and then perform a complete neurological examination. Next the doctor may recommend additional testing such as: radiographs (x-rays), electrodiagnostics, MRI and/or a spinal fluid analysis.