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Neurology & Neurosurgery

The Neurology and Neurosurgery service at Pride Veterinary Centre provides diagnostic and treatment for all types of neurological conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular system.

Our highly qualified staff uses state of the art medical and surgical procedures for the treatment of patients with neurological disorders.

We also offer a free advice service to veterinarians including case discussions and interpretations of radiographs independent from referral.

Meet our Veterinary Neurology Team


Annette Wessmann DrMedVet DipECVN PGCertAcPrac FHEA MRCVS, European & RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Neurology, Honorary Assistant Professor of Veterinary Neurology University of Nottingham

Juan J Minguez DVM MRCVS, Veterinary Neurologist, Honorary Lecturer University of Nottingham

Beatrice Carletti DVM MSc MRCVS

Irene Espadas Santiuste DVM MRCVS


Patricia Álvarez Fernández DVM MRCVS, Resident in Veterinary Neurology

Why Refer To Our Neurology & Neurosurgery Service?

Neurological conditions can be confusing in their presentation and yet diagnosing the underlying cause as accurately as possible is the foundation of best care and management.

Such care begins with a neurology consultation including a complete neurological examination performed by our experienced veterinary neurologists followed by an extensive discussion about possible diagnoses, appropriate investigations and treatment options. Many patients proceed to further diagnostic tests followed by appropriate treatment.

Post-operative rehabilitation is particularly important in our spinal patients and is provided by our on-site hydrotherapy unit and highly qualified rehabilitation team. All our patients enjoy the compassionate care provided by the members of the neurology team who work closely together with other specialist services to ensure the highest quality of care. 

Neurology & Neurosurgery Service & Procedures

Surgical management of spinal cord disorders requires expertise. Our neurology and neurosurgery service selects the optimal surgical treatment for the highest benefit of our patients.

Common spinal surgeries include:

  • Hemilaminectomy
  • Ventral slot decompression
  • Corpectomy
  • Foraminotomy
  • Dorsal laminectomy.

Additional advanced spinal surgeries are performed as necessary such as:

  • Cervical spondylomyelopathy stabilisation (“Wobblers syndrome”)
  • Fracture repair
  • Spinal malformation reconstruction
  • Subarachnoid cyst or tumour resection.

Brain diseases commonly benefit from medical management and suitable treatment options are tailor-made to the needs of our patients. Surgical management may be the preferred treatment option in some cases. Many patients have benefitted from brain tumour resection or ventriculo-peritoneal shunt placement as treatment for hydrocephalus.

Neurology & Neurosurgery Facilities

Our patients benefit from the 24/7 availability of the on-site high-field 1.5T MRI and 16-slice CT to investigate brain and spinal cord disorders. Sophisticated electrodiagnostic equipment is used to evaluate peripheral nerves and muscles in cases of neuromuscular conditions.



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