William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Photo: Neurology/Neurosurgery Team
Neurology/Neurosurgery Team


The mission of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service is:

  • To provide the best available medical and surgical care to animals with neurological problems
  • To learn and disseminate information about neurological problems in animals
  • To educate veterinary students and residents in Neurology/Neurosurgery

The Neurology/Neurosurgery Service at the UC-Davis VMTH provides specialized veterinary care for animals with neurological diseases. This includes disorders of the brain, inner ear, spinal cord, and vertebrae, as well as diseases affecting muscles, nerves and the neuromuscular junction (neuromuscular disease). The service is run by a team of board-certified neurologists and resident veterinarians specializing in the neurological diseases of animals. They provide diagnostic testing, medical care, and surgery for dogs and cats, as well as a consultation service for horses, livestock, exotic species and laboratory animals. The service also provides 24-hour emergency care for animals with immediate neurological and neurosurgical needs. The Neurology/Neurosurgery Service also works cooperatively with other specialty services within the VMTH. This team approach allows animals with neurological problems to receive state-of-the-art care throughout their hospital stay.