Neurology at VSH

Neurology at VSH

Our VSH Neurology Team helps to investigate and treat neurological diseases. Our board-certified veterinary neurologist, experienced veterinary nurses, and radiographers work closely with other speciality services to provide the best possible care and outcome for each patient that is referred to us. The service accepts referrals for medical neurology and neurosurgery.

Various diagnostic procedures are used to evaluate and diagnose neurological diseases in animals. Some common diagnostic procedures in veterinary neurology include:

  1. Neurological Examination.
  2. Blood Tests: To assess general health and to rule out metabolic or infectious causes of neurological signs. 
  3. Imaging Techniques: Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI-1.5T).
  4. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) collection and analysis. The analysis can help identify inflammation, infection, or other abnormalities within the central nervous system.

Diagnostic procedures used vary depending on the individual case and the suspected neurological condition. A veterinary neurologist will determine which tests are most appropriate based on the patient's history, clinical signs, and initial examination findings. A wide range of neurological disorders can be diagnosed and treated in dogs and cats of any age.

Frequently diagnosed and medically or surgically treated conditions include:

  • Epilepsy and Idiopathic epilepsy 
  • Meningoencephalomyelitis of unknown origin (MUO)
  • Intervertebral disc disease (extrusions and protrusions)
  • Brain spinal cord and vetebral tumours
  • Steroid responsive meningitis arteritis (SRMA)
  • Infectious (bacterial, fungal, viral, protozoal) meningoencephalomyelitis
  • Metabolic (hepatic, renal, endocrine, other) encephalopathies
  • Cerebrovascular accidents (strokes- ischaemic and hemorrhagic)
  • Vestibular syndrome
  • Facial paralysis and other cranial nerve deficits
  • Central blindness
  • Cervical spondylomyelopathy
  • Degenerative lumbosacral stenosis
  • Constrictive myelopathy
  • Head trauma
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Arachnoid diverticulum
  • Chiari-like malformation and Syringomyelia
  • Tremors and movement disorders
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • And many more…

Our Team


Dr. Josep Brocal

Specialist in Veterinary Neurology

Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Neurology
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Neurology
EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Hong Kong Registered Veterinary Neurology Specialist

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