Neurology

At Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, we understand that the unseen conditions affecting your pet can be the scariest. That is where our compassionate care and expertise come in, as our board-certified neurologist will work closely with both your veterinarian and you, the pet owner, to determine the best diagnostic and treatment plan for the comfort of your pet.

From treating common neurological disorders, such as Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), Epilepsy, and more, our board-certified veterinary neurologist/ neurosurgeon and staff will develop a tailored treatment plan to ensure the best path to wellness and improved quality of life for your pet.

At Hope Advanced Veterinary Center, we specialize in comprehensive diagnosis and effective treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves. When you come in for your appointment, our neurologist will provide a detailed neurological exam to determine if, and what part of your pet’s nervous system is affected.

Following the exam, the neurologist will discuss possible causes for your pet’s issues and provide further comprehensive testing including diagnostic imaging and state-of-the-art MRI imaging to determine the next steps in your pet’s care.

Common Neurologic Conditions

Neurological conditions in pets commonly treated by our veterinary neurologist include:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Vestibular Disease
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Epilepsy (including refractory cases)
  • Inflammatory Brain Disease
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Stroke and fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE)
  • Chronic pain

Neurosurgical Procedures

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

Veterinary Neurologist

Dr. Knoeckel
Dr. Michael Knoeckel
Neurologiest