Neurology & Neurosurgery
Linking people, knowledge and first-class facilities in the pursuit of scientific discovery, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is well positioned to help solve existing and emerging animal and human health issues.
The neurology & neurosurgery service at Purdue specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerve diseases. In addition to conventional therapies, they have access to many state-of-the-art treatments that are being discovered here at Purdue.
Common procedures in dogs and cats include MRI and CT of the brain and spine, brain and spinal surgery, spinal fluid taps, seizure therapy and in-patient care of neurological patients. Additional capabilities include electrodiagnostics including hearing tests (BAER), brain wave assessment (EEG) and evaluation of peripheral nerve and muscle function (EMG, nerve conduction studies, repetitive stimulation, etc.). The neurology & neurosurgery service deals with emergencies including paralysis and severe seizures every day of the week. Patients recovering from spinal surgery are co-managed with the Physical Rehabilitation Service.
Dr. Bentley has established a canine brain tumor research program involving clinical trials for dogs with brain tumors, improved MRI diagnosis, and collaboration with brain tumor researches from across the Purdue Campus and at the IU School of Medicine.
Dr. Thomovsky’s research interests include rehabilitation in the post-operative neurologic patient, novel anti-convulsant therapies and movement disorders.
Neurology patient, Charlie, as he rests in ICU following brain surgery in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
If you are seeking clinical care for a pet with a neurological problem, please call the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at (765) 494-1107 for more information or visit the Small Animal Hospital website.
Residency Training and Graduate Programs
If you are a prospective resident or graduate student seeking a position, please call (765) 494-9900 for additional information about graduate opportunities within the neurology service or visit the VCS website to learn about their graduate and residency programs.