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Veterinary Neurology

At Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency in Lexington our vets specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves.

Please Note: A referral and medical records including diagnostic tests are required from your primary care veterinarian before making a neurology appointment.

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Neurology Services, Lexington Veterinarian

Neurological Care for Pets in Lexington

Our experienced veterinarians at Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency in Lexington provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for pets with neurological conditions.

During your appointment, our veterinarians will conduct a thorough neurological exam to determine if and which parts of your pet's nervous system are affected.

After the exam, the vet will discuss the most likely causes of your pet's issues. The exam includes diagnostic imaging services if necessary to determine the exact cause and available treatment which may include medical therapy, surgery, or intensive care.

Common Neurologic Conditions

Neurological conditions in pets commonly treated by our veterinarians include:

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Encephalitis and meningitis
  • Epilepsy, especially difficult to manage or refractory cases
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Syringomyelia/Occipital malformation
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke and fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
  • Degenerative myelopathy

Neuromedical Procedures

  • Complete neurologic exam and lesion localization
  • CT interpretation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and evaluation

Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Hemilaminectomy and ventral slot decompression for IVDD
  • Craniotomy (brain surgery) for brain tumors
  • Spinal tumor removal or biopsy
  • Lumbosacral dorsal laminectomy for LS stenosis and cauda equina syndrome
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy

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Specialty & Emergency Care

Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency is open 24/7 for emergencies and is accepting patients for specialty appointments. Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Lexington companion animals. 

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