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Expertise with the Nervous System

When your pet is limping or walking funny, it could be the first sign of a neurological condition. Neurology relates to the study of the nervous system.

In the veterinary field, there are veterinary neurologists who study and treat conditions that affect the nervous system – which involves the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves.

To properly diagnose these conditions, neurologists use different tests, like a spinal tap or an MRI, as seen in the following video. 


Veterinary neurologists help pets who:

  • are paralyzed or too weak to move their limbs
  • have spinal pain
  • have seizures
  • have balance problems
  • have behavioral changes

In addition to the years of advanced training and experience they have, veterinary neurologists have access to advanced equipment to help them diagnose and treat their patients.

Conditions we treat:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cancers of the nervous system
  • Epilepsy
  • Herniated disks
  • Meningitis
  • Metabolic brain disorders
  • Spinal and head injuries
  • Vestibular disease (balance problems)


Some neurological conditions require surgery. At BluePearl, this treatment may be performed by a veterinary neurologist or by a board-certified veterinary surgeon.

Please note: Not all services are available in all BluePearl hospitals. Contact your local BluePearl for services available at that location.