1. CVRC Spring CE Conference

    Free CVRC Spring CE Conference: Two Tracks, One Day-Sunday, March 11 For the second year, CVRC is hosting two conferences on the same day at the elegant Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, Maryland. Veterinarians and Registered Veterinary Technicians from the mid-Atlantic are invited to take in lectures by CVRC's board-certified veterinary specialists, with opportunities to mingle during brea…Read More

  2. 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

  3. Surgical Treatment for Canine Cushing’s Disease

    There are thousands of cases of Canine Cushing's Disease in the U.S. each year, but the current medical treatment is medication given daily or several times per week that treats the symptoms. Surgery for pituitary macroadenomas in dogs and cats has been pioneered by Björn P. Meij, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVS of the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. His transphenoidal hypophysectomy was first refi…Read More

  4. Brain Tumors in Dogs & Cats

    Part 1: Overview & Diagnosis The diagnosis of brain tumor in a much-loved dog or cat can be overwhelming for an owner—and it can be a great concern for the family’s veterinarian who typically doesn’t see this type of condition frequently. The one thing we try to stress to both is: The diagnosis of brain tumor does not mean that the situation is hopeless. In fact, it is curable in many c…Read More

  5. Seizure Management for the Small Animal Practitioner

    By Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Seizures are one of the most common complaints in veterinary neurology. While canine seizures may be caused by head trauma, brain tumors, toxins, infections, birth defects and many other identifiable causes, the vast majority of seizures in young dogs (one to three years old) are idiopathic or genetic epilepsy. By definition, an idiopathic ep…Read More

  6. Neuro Statistics to Know: Intervertebral Disk Disease Recovery Based on Presentation & Treatment

    Tinker’s owner, Hank, knew immediately that there was something seriously wrong with his two-year-old male neutered Chihuahua when he returned home from work on Wednesday. Rather than greeting Hank at the door as usual – jumping and barking — Tinker was crouched in his bed, shaking and whimpering. When Hank encouraged Tinker to move, he cried out and pulled himself out of the bed using just …Read More

  7. Metronidazole Neurotoxicity and Treatment

    Metronidazole is a synthetic nitroimidazole compound used in small animal practice for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis associated with helicobacter, giardiasis and empirical treatment of diarrhea. Metronidazole is also used to alter intestinal flora in dogs with hepatic encephalopathy and exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.  Use of this antibacterial has been advocated in th…Read More

  8. Discospondylitis

    Discospondylitis is an infection of the intervertebral disk and adjacent vertebra and may be associated with significant illness and neurologic impairment if definitive diagnosis and initiation of appropriate antimicrobial treatment are delayed.  The infection typically spreads to the intervertebral disk via the bloodstream from another source of infection such as the bladder, reproductive organs…Read More

  9. When To Refer Neurosurgery Cases: Backs, Necks & Seizures

    By Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) The most common neurosurgical cases for dogs are those of the thoracolumbar (T3-L3) spine, the cervical-cervicothoracic (C1-T2) spine and intracranial surgery. Knowing when to refer your neurosurgical cases can be the most artful of the art and science of veterinary medicine. We wish to provide our patients with the best options for a successf…Read More