MASH is proud to offer Neurology as one of its specialty services headed by Dr. Jeremy O’Neill Monday-Friday. Our hospital is ready to take on any small animal Neurology cases.
Neurology is located within the MASH Main Hospital at 6565 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90038
A Veterinary Neurologist works on conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves of animals. A Veterinary Neurologist has the training to perform a detailed neurological exam. Because animals are not able to voice their concerns, the neurological exam is key to determining if and what part of the nervous system is affected. After performing a neurological exam, a Veterinary Neurologist can discuss with an owner the most likely causes for their animal’s problem, the tests necessary to determine the exact cause, and available treatment options. Veterinary Neurologists are not only specialized in how to diagnose and treat your pet, but they are also specifically trained in neurological surgeries involving the spine and brain.
Your pet may need a Veterinary Neurologist if they are having difficulty using their legs (paralysis and/or weakness), spinal pain, abnormal gaits, seizures, unusual episodic events, behavioral changes, head tilt, and balance issues, or tremors. A Veterinary Neurologist will work closely with your family veterinarian in a collaborative manner to help diagnose and treat your pet with neurologic disease.
The MASH Neurology/Neurosurgery department offers evaluation and consultations for patients with neurologic diseases. We provide specialized care for disorders of the nervous system including:
Spinal cord diseases
Sleep and movement disorders
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Computed tomography (CT)
Digital radiography with myelography
Laminectomy (dorsal, hemilaminectomy)
Vertebral stabilization (fractures/luxations)
Nerve and muscle biopsy
Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
Brain auditory evoke responses (BAER) - Hearing testing
Nerve conduction studies/Repetitive stimulation