1. Help Us Help Animals!

    Helping Pets in Need Through the AVMF Charitable Fund VNIoC is proud to be participating in the AVMA's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, an umbrella 501c3 administered by the American Veterinary Medical Association that allows us to accept donations for care of neurology patients in need of financial assistance. Funds are used to provide neurology and imaging care for (but not necessarily limited t…Read More

  2. Down Dog Emergencies

    Referring Back Emergencies: Things to Know The referral process for a back fracture, paraplegic dog +/- negative deep pain perception: During the day (8am-6 pm), call our rDVM Direct Line at 443-584-3413 to set up a transfer. As always, you can also call into the main line at 410-224-0121 ext 5, but may have to wait on hold. Outside of normal hours, please refer the patient directly to AAVEC (An…Read More

  3. Simba was hit by a dump truck…

    If you’ve ever been to Healing Hands Animal Hospital on the Eastern Shore, you’ve likely met Simba the cat, who’s been the “practice pet” for the past 11 years. His family signed him over to Dr. Carol Ross Lewis after Simba was hit by dump truck and sustained serious injuries. While Simba healed well, he was left with a crooked jaw and a tongue that often stuck out. As Stephanie Bystra…Read More

  4. Hemi-Spatial Neglect?

    This is a picture of a cat’s food dishes after it had eaten. Why do you think they look like this? We suspect this is an example of “hemi-neglect” in a cat. Hemi-neglect, hemi-inattention or hemi-spatial neglect is a neuropsychological condition in people where they do not have awareness to the opposite visual field after damage to one hemisphere of the brain. For instance, if a person susta…Read More

  5. Q&A with Veterinary Anesthesiologist, Rebecca Krimins, DVM, MS

    What Happens When A Pet Is Anesthetized? Q&A with Veterinary Anesthesiologist Rebecca Krimins, DVM, MS Q: While the majority of veterinary anesthesiologists are employed by veterinary teaching hospitals., you’ve opted to work in private practice, Veterinary Imaging of the Chesapeake (VIoC). Why is having a veterinary anesthesiologist so important in this type of practice? A: When a patient …Read More

  6. 2018 CE Opportunities & New Year Announcements

    We hope everyone had a fabulous and fun New Year’s Day, and that your 2017 closed out well with the holidays.  Family, friends, food and festivities are a great way to celebrate. Ready or not, 2018 is here! We've got lots of things going on at Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake. In the coming months, we’ll be bringing you news, information and some entertaining stories on thes…Read More

  7. Six Questions Dog Owners Ask About Back Problems and Paralysis in Dogs

    By Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)   My dachshund is having trouble walking. My vet suspects that it’s a problem with his spine. Is there anything that can be done—or will my dog end up in a doggie wheelchair? Dogs that can barely walk and those that can’t walk at all due to disk disease have an 80% to 95% chance to return to normal function with surgery. First however, …Read More

  8. Spinal Cord Diseases in Cats

    By Drs. Randy Cross, DVM and Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Spinal cord diseases in cats can be incredibly frustrating.  The adventure starts with the uncooperative patient, winds its way through the dreaded neurologic examination interpretation, and ends in the sea of diseases that could be causing the clinical signs. It’s not easier for a board certified neurologist, but …Read More