1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Anesthesia Case Study: Brain Disease

    By Hannah Evans, DVM, Veterinary Anesthetist for VNIoC   A 10-year-old female spayed German Shepherd dog presented to the neurology service for new onset of seizure activity. Her previous medical history included hypothyroidism (well-controlled on medication), anal sac adenocarcinoma (surgically removed 2 years prior), and lumbosacral disc disease (surgically treated approximately 4 months p…Read More