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Michelle B. Carnes

Dr. Carnes holding a scruffy dog


Michelle B. Carnes

Board-Certified Neurologist

Neurosurgery Certificate

Medical Director, Specialists in Companion Animal Neurology

Primary Practice Location: SCAN-Naples

  • 2004: DVM; Auburn University (graduated Cum Laude)

  • 2004-2005: Internship; University of Missouri-Columbia

  • 2005-2008: Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency; Auburn University

  • 2008: Masters Degree (Biomedical Science); Auburn University

  • 2009: Board certification ACVIM (Neurology)

  • 2010: Completion of Canine Rehabilitation Course; University of Tennessee

  • 2011: Completion of Advanced Neurosurgery Certification Course; Las Vegas, NV

  • 2015: Obtained Neurosurgery Certificate

During the completion of her neurology/neurosurgery rotations in veterinary school, Dr. Carnes first witnessed the incredible reward of being able to restore an animal’s ability to walk again through surgery following a spinal cord injury. Thereafter, she knew that her professional calling was to specialize in veterinary neurology/neurosurgery. As a Florida native, following completion of her residency and board certification in 2008/2009, Dr. Carnes moved back to Florida and has been practicing neurology and neurosurgery in private practice. Her professional interests include neuro-oncologic surgeries of the brain and spinal cord, seizure management, Chiari-like malformation/syringomyelia and pain management. Dr. Carnes also has a special interest in non-invasive advanced imaging procedures of the brain and spinal cord, specifically high-field MRI and CT which are conveniently located within the hospital. She has presented research both nationally and internationally and is a Founding Member of the Veterinary Neurosurgical Society.

Meet Dr. Carnes!

Please enjoy this video introduction where she explains her background, how she arrived at neurology, and a typical exam with her patients.

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