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What is Neuro​logy?

Our neurology service evaluates, diagnoses, and treats both small and large animal patients with a broad array of diseases that either primarily or secondarily affect the nervous system.

We have access to advanced imaging equipment and electrodiagnostic machines, including MRI and CT/PET scans, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, and electrophysiology. We also have the capabilities to perform peripheral nerve and muscle biopsy and neurosurgery on the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.​

How Do I Know My Pet Has A Neurological ​​Condition?

Neurological conditions can manifest in many ways, however, the following are some common indications that your pet should have a neurological evaluation:

  • ​Neck and back pain
  • Neurological causes of blindness ​
  • Seizures ​
  • Changes in mentation
  • ​Balance problems ​
  • Muscle atrophy ​
  • Weakness​
  • Exercise-induced weakness ​
  • Abnormalities associated with prehending (grabbing) or swallowing ​
  • Tremors ​​
  • Deafness​​

 Can You Help My Pet?


If your pet is diagnosed with a condition affecting the central, peripheral, and/or autonomic nervous systems, including the brain, spinal cord, and network of nerves, we offer both medical and surgical options for the treatment of many common and rare neurological problems.

Even if we aren't able to cure your pet's neurological condition, we often have the capabilities to help you manage your pet's illness to give them the best quality of life possible.


 MRI Submission


You may submit MRIs via a Dropbox folder (with DICOM images) by emailing:






Neurological Exam at the VTH

Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

(970) 297-5000
Consults & Referrals:
(970) 297-4543