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Our Services > Neurology and Neurosurgery

Services Provided:

Medical Neurology

  • Seizure Diagnosis and Management
  • Vestibular (Balance) Disease
  • Brain, Spinal Cord, and peripheral nerve Tumors
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Encephalitis (infectious and inflammatory brain diseases)
  • Diskospondylitis
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Traumatic Injury (Head Trauma, skull fractures, fibrocartilagenous emboli)


  • Spinal Cord
    • Intervertebral Disc Surgery
      • Ventral Slot
      • Hemilaminectomy
      • Dorsal laminectomy
      • Partial lateral corpectomy
      • Disc fenestration
  • Spinal Stabilization
    • Spinal Fractures
    • Atlanto-axial subluxation
    • Atlanto-occipital subluxation
    • Other congenital (from birth) defects
  • Wobbler syndrome (surgical and medical management)
  • Lumbosacral Disease (surgical and medical management)
  • Tumor removal and biopsy
  • Durotomy and Durectomy procedures
  • Diskospondylitis (biopsy, culture, stabilization, medical management)
  • Brain
    • Foramen Magnum decompression
    • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement and management
    • Craniotomy for tumor removal or biopsy
    • Skull-based tumor removal
    • Skull Fracture and Trauma surgery
    • Nerve and Muscle diseases
      • Biopsy and interpretation
      • Peripheral nerve repair

Imaging and Other Diagnostics

  • Plain Radiographs
  • Computed Tomography (CT scan)
  • Myelography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Fine needle aspiration and analysis (for brain, spinal cord, and vertebral tumors and infectious diseases)
  • Surgical Biopsy and analysis (for brain, spinal cord, nerve, muscle, or bone lesions)
  • Tensilon Testing for Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myringotomy for middle ear disease
  • Hearing Certification for puppies (Brainstem auditory evoked response-BAER)

Neurology Overview

Veterinary Neurologists are diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) that have received extensive training in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating various diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles of all veterinary patients. The definition of a veterinary neurologist that is used by the ACVIM is as follows:

Specialists in diseases of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord and muscle disorders for small and large animals. This encompasses such common problems as epilepsy, slipped disks, spinal and head injuries, meningitis, and cancer of the nervous system. A specialist is a licensed veterinarian who has been certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the United States or the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) in Europe to specialize in Neurology.

The nervous system is a complex and intriguing organ that can often be frustrating to diagnose and treat without the proper tools and training. The CVRC Neurology/Neurosurgery Service is proud to be able to offer the people and pets of South Carolina the very best medical and surgical treatment options for animals with neurologic diseases.

Open for emergencies 24/7/365

3484 Shelby Ray Court • Charleston, SC • 29414 • Phone: 843.614.VETS(8387)