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. Vestibular Disease in Cats Explained

    When your cat is acting strangely, you notice. Vestibular Disease in cats is characterized by head tilting, vomiting, and droopy face along with unnatural eye movements. As pet owners, none of us like it when our pets are sick. We want to get them help right away. Veterinary Neurology and Imaging of the Chesapeake located in Annapolis, Maryland, has your pets’ best interests at heart. We strive …Read More

  3. Types of Seizures in Dogs

    Watching your dog have a seizure can be quite scary. You usually have no idea what to do if this is your first experience with seizures in dogs. After the episode is over, you schedule an appointment with your veterinarian who suggests you see a vet specialist, particularly a veterinary neurologist who specializes in the neurological systems of animals. Your primary vet emphasizes the importance o…Read More

  4. The Symptoms of Meningitis in Dogs

    When most of us hear the word “meningitis”, we get a sinking feeling in our guts. Meningitis, although rare, affects the membranes of the brain and spinal cord (known as meninges). When these meninges become infected by viruses or bacteria, the infection can cause death. Meningitis in dogs is very similar and can result in death as well. This neurological disease inflames these protective memb…Read More

  5. Head Tremors in Dogs: What You Need to Know

    As pet owners, our main job is to take care of our pets. This includes feeding them adequate meals and portions, filling their water bowls, taking them for walks or playing indoors for exercise, and, of course, giving them lots of love. Another one of our jobs as a pet owner is to take our pets to the pet doctor or veterinarian for regular check-ups and when we suspect something is wrong. Thus, wh…Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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