1. A Tail of Two Spinal Fractures

    by Nick Archambault, DVM, DACVIM-Neurology Gus is a one-year-old Bloodhound that came into Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic at CVRC Annapolis for difficulty walking. Intent on a great adventure, he and his (much smaller) Boston Terrier friend escaped their yard by squeezing under the fence. Immediately after going under the fence, Gus was found to be weaker in his rear limbs, and was parap…Read More

  2. Rusty: Paralyzed to Walking In One Month!

    On October 31, 2019, Rusty Kaehn, a nine-and-a-half year-old Weimaraner, had  MRI on that showed he was suffering from caudal cervical spondylomyelopathy (CSM), or Wobbler syndrome. CSM, a disease of the cervical spine (base of the neck) that is commonly seen in large and giant-breed dogs, is characterized by compression of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, which leads to neurological signs a…Read More

  3. Maximizing Max’s Recovery

    Six-year-old Max is "a big, beautiful, goofy black Lab," who's clearly adored by his two humans, Ingrid Bergstrom. and her neurologist husband, Dr. Craig Bogen. Athletic like most Labs, Max is also injury-prone. A year ago he suffered a neck injury so when Max fell down the steps recently, the local ER veterinarian near their home in Delaware recommended going to VNIoC for a full work-up, which wo…Read More

  4. A Love Letter from Evey

    On this lovely fall Friday, we received a "thank you" note that warmed our hearts. Evey Troisi-Hollock is a 12-year-old female spayed mixed breed who presented to Dr. McDonnell in June 2019 for unexplained episodes. Initially, Evey eating and suddenly jumped back from the food bowl and would not return to it, which her owners found very strange. She did not have another episode for 5 months, until…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. And the award goes to…

    Dr. Laura Harvey Receives MDVMA Good Doctor Award! Congratulations to our very own Dr. Laura Harvey, DACVIM-Neurology, who is the recipient of the 2019 Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Good Doctor Award.  This award is given in recognition for her distinguished service, outstanding leadership, dedicated veterinary medical care and years of providing compassion and kindness towards her clie…Read More

  8. CT vs. MRI

    When a patient with suspected neurological disease presents to Veterinary Neurology & Imaging of the Chesapeake, there are a number of steps in the process of identifying, diagnosing and treating their condition. The first step includes a thorough physical and neurologic exam to evaluate the patient’s symptoms and neurologic capabilities. From the examination, we assess the location of the p…Read More