Testimonials

I was so scared when my vet told me to go to a neurologist, but they made everything easy, and fixed up my pal to boot.

A great and talented group of doctors. IN fact, everyone was so helpful and nice. I was so scared when my vet told me to go to a neurologist, but they made everything easy, and fixed up my pal to boot. Thanks so much for everything.

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They were wonderful to work with, explained everything and answered all my questions.

This was the second time in two years they have performed surgery on my pet, same issue, different spots. Both times, they were wonderful to work with, explained everything and answered all my questions. I would recommend them to anyone needing a specialized surgery.

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...it has been about 5 years now and Sam is doing great!

Dr. McDonnell is the best! He saved my dog, Sam, from debilitating pain, with ventral slot decompressive surgery (ruptured disc in his neck)... it has been about 5 years now and Sam is doing great!

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I would drive hours to seek their service and care.

While my experience was most difficult and as unpleasant as they get it, having lost my best friend, I can find peace in knowing that my puppy had the best care. Speaking with the Dr. I was most confident that he was the best of the best. I am such a skeptic and usually feel the compulsion to immediately google everything and fact check what I am being told. It's been a week since my puppy passed away and I feel no need to fact check the neurologist - his deductive reasoning sorting through all possibilities based on his years of personal experience and education was more thorough than any research I could conduct myself. Furthermore, there was a person behind these cold facts of life; a loving person that matched my dedication to my pet and doing what was in her best interest. When I...

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She spent many months under beds and chairs, hardly walking, and now she is full of energy and playing with her 2 feline brothers.

Dr. Jay McDonnell is one of the very gifted doctors, full of talent and also respect for the animals he treats. He worked wonders on my cat Joelle. She had started limping and stumbling, so it was more than arthritis. Dr. McDonnell found and removed inflamed tissue from her sacrum, and now she is like a young cat again (at 12 yrs). The surgery was a success, her recovery rapid, and her new world is bright. Forever grateful, Joelle and her mom:hearts::grin: Her world is bigger and brighter, thanks to Dr. McDonnell and his brilliance and big heart. We thank you!:hearts::hearts::hearts::smile_cat::smile_cat:

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This doctor and his team went positively above and beyond the call of duty

I cannot say enough good things about Dr.McDonnell and his amazing and knowledgable staff. This doctor and his team went positively above and beyond the call of duty to help our sweet Ryder and although our end result was a devastating loss, we took comfort in knowing he had the BEST veterinary care available to him. We are forever grateful for this team and the effort, love, and compassion they gave our boy.

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They took extra special care of our beloved Tooten.

They took extra special care of our beloved Tooten. So great to have such a wonderful place with friendly staff to go when we have emergencies with our little epileptic fur-baby! Tooten has been under their wing for over a year and we are very pleased with their services and doctors!

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Truly knowledgeable and caring!

Dr. McDonnell, Sarah and Brittany are great. Highly recommend Dr. McDonnell and his staff. Truly knowledgeable and caring!

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Dr McDonnell and his staff are wonderful.

Dr McDonnell and his staff are wonderful. My miniature dachshund had back surgery and less then two weeks later she is almost back to normal. Thank you for taking care of my Minnie girl! Love you guys!

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You guys have truly made a difference in our lives

I couldn't have asked for better staff to be there for Kelsee her last days. You guys have truly made a difference in our lives.

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Thanks to all of the staff there for taking such good care of our friend!

Thanks to all of the staff there for taking such good care of our friend! Thanks for making it possible for him to continue it bring smiles to everyone that's him

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Miracles...

Miracles...God blessed these wonderful humans the talent & knowledge to perform miracles for the pets we cherish.

Thank you.

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When you need them they will do the best that can be done for you and your pet.

Top Doctors of Veterinary Neurology. When you need them they will do the best that can be done for You and your Pet.

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Thanks for he!ping "Jack" & all of your other patients too!

I may live on the other side of the planet from you but it's nice to know that such a great place like Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake exists!!! Thanks for he!ping "Jack" & all of your other patients too!

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Awesome group.

Awesome group. You couldn't ask for better care for your fur baby.

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Thank you again for saving my baby girl for me!!!

I only have one word to say what I think about Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake and that is AWESOME!! They were all very caring and took wonderful care of Miley. They even made sure that I was okay, because this emergency was very emotional for me as well. I am happy to say, that Miley has made a wonderful recovery so far and in a very short time, thanks to Dr. McDonnell and the staff. I can't believe the difference in Miley, from May 10th until now. The MRI and spinal tap allowed Dr. McDonnell to find the main cause of her problem and to start treatment. Thank you again for saving my baby girl for me!!!

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Thank you so much for being diligent & compassionate caring folks

Thank you so much for being diligent & compassionate caring folks in the treatment and care of Jack of Jack's World! We love him and want the best for him~I know God will guide your hands in his upcoming surgery this Tuesday & the care that follows. May you all be blessed in all you do for him! Thanks again!

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From the receptionist to the technician and the doctors, these people are a true credit to their professions.

From the receptionist to the technician and the doctors, these people are a true credit to their professions. Everyone there was very compassionate about my situation when I had to go there with my kitty last October. Cats can be difficult patients sometimes, but they did not make it seem like it was any trouble dealing with her feline nature. They took excellent care of her and I felt like they really tried to understand what I wanted to accomplish with her appointment there. Dr. Jay McDonnell is a great guy and I really felt like he made the effort to ensure he did everything that he could to help us find the answers we needed.

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Dr. Haley and the staff took such good care of him.

My 7yr old mixed breed sweet baby boy had an FCE spinal stroke. Dr. Haley and the staff took such good care of him. While I was a mess and couldn't stop crying they kept me in check and reassured me we would all be ok.

Thank you Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake!

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Saved my fur baby Haley

Saved my fur baby Haley, she was so sick with 2 herniated disc in her back she couldn't even walk. Almost 4 month's later she is as good as new. Still some restrictions but for the most part she is well. Her surgery was done by Dr. McDonnell.

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If you are a pet parent seeking an experienced top-notch Neurological facility, the search stops here at Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake.

If you are a pet parent seeking an experienced top-notch Neurological facility, the search stops here at Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake. I have been a client there for nearly 2 years since my little girl, Peaches, was diagnosed with severe, cluster seizure epilepsy. I was referred to Dr. McDonnell in January of 2016. Epilepsy is a tricky disorder and treatment is very individualized. It takes experience, patience and a learned knowledge of the disorder and the various meds and dosages. Dr. McDonnell fills all those requirements while exhibiting a confident "don't worry, we're going to lick this problem". It took 6 months to begin getting results and we achieved success in 8 months. (This process can take a year or more in some cases.) During those months there were many...

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We celebrate every day with our lil' man, Bandit!

At our visits, Dr. McDonnell says "He looks real good!" with candor like that of a proud dad.” At one of our visits we were talking about Bandit’s progress, “ Dr. McDonnell stated, ‘When he came in, he was in real bad shape.’ It has not been an easy journey, but we are 1 1/2 years seizure free and still going strong thanks to the team led by Dr. McDonnell! We celebrate every day with our lil' man, Bandit!!!

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We felt that they really listened to our observations and concerns

Dr. McDonnell and his fabulous staff were wonderful helping us develop a treatment plan for Lewis' epilepsy. They were always accessible to us as we navigated the complexities of his disease. We felt that they really listened to our observations and concerns, allowing us to be a valued part of the process.

If you want a knowledgeable, responsive, and phenomenally kind team treating your pet, this is the place to come!

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The care they provide to your pet, and you, is truly unequalled.

Dr. McDonnell and his team are the most caring and conscientious people I have ever had the pleasure to deal with in all of my many, many visits to vet specialists. Dr. McDonnell’s gentle and compassionate nature did wonders to calm my nervous kitty Nero during his many visits, and during Nero’s touch-and-go recovery, Dr. McDonnell never once was willing to give up on him. Dr. McDonnell’s skill and unending care, and his team’s personal kindness were the lynchpins that got Nero, and me, through such a harrowing ordeal. The care they provide to your pet, and you, is truly unequalled.

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