Dr. Nick Archambault with small patient

What is a Veterinary Neurologist?

Dr. Nick Archambault with small patient

Veterinary neurologists have a passion for the field of neurology and choose to complete additional years of challenging education and training to hone their expertise.

At Compass Veterinary Neurology & Imaging, our neurologists are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). This means they have completed an undergraduate education, 4 years of veterinary school, at least one year-long internship, and a 3-year residency program before passing rigorous certifying examinations.

What Can a Veterinary Neurologist Do?

A board-certified veterinary neurologist can diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases affecting the nervous system, including:

  • Diseases of the brain: Seizure disorders, encephalitis, meningitis, congenital malformations, trauma, and tumors.
  • Diseases of the spinal cord: Intervertebral disc disease, Wobbler’s disease, degenerative myelopathy, lumbosacral stenosis, vertebral malformations, spinal fractures, and spinal tumors.
  • Diseases of the muscles and/or nerves: Myasthenia gravis, neuropathies, and myopathies.

This level of specialization is rare in the veterinary field, which is why our team is dedicated to helping pets with neurological disorders. These conditions can be alarming for pets and their owners to deal with–that’s why we’re happy to provide the care and peace of mind you deserve.

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