Neurology

Small Animal Hospital

The Neurology & Neurosurgery Service at Purdue University Veterinary Hospital specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerve diseases.

Conditions Treated

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.

  • Surgical Conditions
  • Brain Tumors
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Special Equipment/Technology
  • Access to both 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla MRI Uni
  • EEG
  • EMG
  • NCV
  • Image Guided Brain Biopsy

Research Interests and Clinical Trials

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. Lewis’s main research interests include neurotrauma and neuroimaging with a focus on acute and chronic spinal cord injury in dogs. Her research involves developing novel clinical and imaging techniques to improve diagnosis and recovery from severe spinal cord injury. 

Dr. Thomovsky’s research interests include post-operative neurologic patients, novel anti-convulsant therapies, and movement disorders.

Clinical trials are used to determine the safety and/or effectiveness of the new healthcare options. A clinical trial is research which tries to answer specific questions about drugs or new therapies in patients. Carefully conducted clinical trials are the fastest and safest way to investigate new ideas and find treatments that work. Learn more about Current clinical trials at the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital.

More on our research efforts

Schedule an Appointment

Call or Text: 765-494-1107
Fax: 765-496-6393
24/7 Emergency Phone: 765-494-1107

Small Animal Hospital Entrances:

  • EMERGENCY - Small Animal Emergency
  • Entrance A - Lynn Hall Small Animal Lobby
  • Entrance B - David & Bonnie Brunner Small Animal Lobby

625 Harrison St
West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Meet Griffen

Neurology patient, Griffen, zooming around outside in his cart. He herniated a disc in his back causing severe spinal cord injury for which he had surgery at Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. While he has not recovered function in his back legs, he and his owner, Dr. Amy Wozniack, have many adventures with his cart.

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