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Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurologist, Best Animal Vet Neurologist, Steve Lane

Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology
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Englewood, CO 80110

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October 10, 2014 Featured Patients0
If you ever need help sweeping your floors, I’m sure this guy can help!!! This long eared one is Bandit. Bandit is a 7yr old Bassett Hound, and he came to us on emergency on Tuesday. Bandit was running down the stairs when he yelped, and could not get up. He went to his regular vet, who immediately referred him to us. Bandit underwent an emergency MRI the same afternoon, followed by lumbar surgery. Today, Bandit is feeling much better, and is much more comfortable! His parents will come visit later, which I am sure he will be quite happy about!

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October 10, 2014 Featured Patients0
Daisy has the whitest, softest and fluffiest fur! Ms. Daisy presented 45 days ago after experiencing sudden neck pain and inability to walk. Daisy saw Dr. Lane last month and was diagnosed with a ruptured disc in her neck. Daisy was been treated with medications until her mother could save money to have surgery performed. Daisy had surgery yesterday and is doing GREAT! Daisy is being the PERFECT little lady. Daisy LOVES to nestle under her blanket, and naps quite frequently. As much as we like to hug her and pet her soft fur, I’m sure her mother misses her more, and will be happy to have her back home!

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October 10, 2014 Featured Patients0
Mr. Irresistible is in the house! Caesar, the “Grumpy Cat” (the kitty internet sensation) of the dog world. He is a sensation here in the hospital, and in no way grumpy!!! Casear came to see us for neck pain, and occasional yelping. He had a cervical MRI on June 9th, and was diagnosed with an instability and disk compression between C1 and C2, which are the first 2 vertebrae behind the skull. He had surgery June 10th, and now has to wear a “helmet” to stabilize the site. Although he looks very sad, don’t let those looks fool you! He is very comfortable, and Casear gets TONS of attention AND treats as he had a much practiced begging face! Caesar will be having to wear the bandage on his head for a few months (letting the bone graft and bone cement help heal and stabilize the site), so we will be seeing Caesar every month for bandage changes. We hope he will be as happy to see us, as we will be to see him!

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October 9, 2014 Featured Patients0

This long tongue belongs to Panda! No, not the actual Panda Bear, but this super soft boy looks very much like one! Panda is a 7-year-old Collie mix, who has a 2-year history of non-painful gaiting changes… getting clumsy, and not being able to climb onto the couch being primary complaints. He originally came to see us June 10th. Panda then had an MRI with us on June 12th, to where Panda was diagnosed with an Intramedullary Cervical Myelopathy, and a mild narrowing at C4,C5 (Stenosis). Panda was put on a Dexamethasone trial, and he came to visit us today for a recheck! Although its slightly disappointing that Panda is not a real Panda bear (’cause that would be SOOO cool!), we still love seeing him, as his huge long tongue gives us all wonderful face washes. 🙂


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October 9, 2014 Featured Patients0
Zeus, a 7-year-old Rottweiler diagnosed with diffuse cerebellar dysfunction in 2012. Even though his condition causes tremors and affects his ability to stand and walk without assistance, Zeus doesn’t let it curtail his sweet disposition and puppy-like playful attitude! With the help of a body harness, Zeus’ loving parents are able to lift this 108lb heartthrob easily to his feet and outside on walks. Nothing seems to dampen this big boy’s spirits, and during every recheck exam he greets the Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology staff with boundless energy and an insistence for head scratches.


October 9, 2014 Featured Patients0
No, this is not ‘Dobby’ from Harry Potter! His name is Barkley! Barkley returned after a 6-year hiatus from back surgery with Dr. Lane. Barkley presented with neck pain and inability to move his right side. An emergency MRI on Saturday showed he had ruptured a disk in his neck. Surgery was performed immediately after the MRI and Barkley is now walking again!


October 8, 2014 Featured Patients0
This is Pumpkin, a 9-year-old female Dachshund, who came into us as a transfer from the Emergency Department on February 1st. She presented painful, unable to walk, and had been declining for 7 days. Dr. Lane performed an MRI and diagnosed a ruptured disc, then took her to surgery and performed a hemilaminectomy. Her surgery was on the 1st, and she is now able to push up off her hind limbs and take a few steps! With time, hopefully she will become stronger and be able to walk again. She is patiently waiting for the day she can go home and relax with her mom!


October 8, 2014 Featured Patients0
Meet Bambi, our newest patient who transferred to us yesterday morning after presenting to the emergency department unable to walk. It’s not uncommon for our patients to present not walking, but when they weigh over 200 pounds it’s kind of a big deal! Bambi is going to have an MRI this morning and luckily for our early morning technicians, she is able to walk now!


October 8, 2014 Featured Patients0
Hoss is a 10.5 year old St. Bernard mix who presented on an emergent basis yesterday for neck pain and right front leg lameness. He was referred to Dr. Lane for a definitive diagnosis. Hoss underwent an MRI study of his neck and shoulder this morning. The source of pain was determined to be his shoulder. Within hours of receiving a steroid injection into his shoulder joint, Hoss was already putting more weight on his shoulder and is much more comfortable. He’s spending the night for pain management, just to ensure he’s comfortable before going home tomorrow.
Seriously, could that face be any cuter?


October 8, 2014 Featured Patients0
This is Cooper… isn’t he adorable? He presented to his regular vet a little over a week ago for neck pain. They decided to try medical management, which was unsuccessful as he went back for a re-check on Friday screaming in pain and beginning to knuckle (drag the top of his front paws on the ground). His doctor was concerned and sent him to see Dr. Lane immediately. Cooper underwent emergency MRI and surgery on Saturday for a large extruded disc in his neck. Cooper was walking around in his cage, pain free, immediately following surgery.


October 8, 2014 Featured Patients0
Sigmund is a VERY special kitty. His regular veterinarian sent him to RMVN last week for not being able to walk well with his hind limbs. It turns out that he actually had a disk that needed repairing. The special part about Sigmund (other that he is an awesome kitty) is that it is extremely rare for cats to have disk extrusions. Dr. Lane has seen less than 10 cats that needed disk surgery in his entire care… and one of those was his own cat! Sigmund went home on Saturday. We will surely miss him!


October 7, 2014 Featured Patients0
This is Ninja!!! He’s a little Japanese Chin that presented for being weak in his hind legs. The RMVN patient care technicians have assessed him and gotten him settled in his doggie condo to await Dr. Lane’s exam. He very comfortable, so comfy that right after this photo was taken he laid down in his blankets and immediately fell asleep.


October 7, 2014 Featured Patients0
Hello, my name is Riley. I’m having a great time here at RMVN! I had surgery yesterday with Dr. Lane for a malformation of my cervical spine and I feel great! I love all my technicians and Dr. Lane too. They keep telling me I shouldn’t get up yet so I’m trying to be a good boy and just take it easy.


October 7, 2014 Featured Patients0
Chica Bean transferred to RMVN yesterday from our emergency department, unable to move her hind legs. Her owners only adopted her a month ago but love her so much they didn’t even question having little Chica go to surgery. Dr. Lane came in early yesterday morning to perform her procedure before he started his appointments. She’s feeling better already and is very attached to her little teddy bear toy. Chica’s been moving it around her kennel so she can always keep it in sight!


October 7, 2014 Featured Patients0
This brown-eyed beauty is Greta. Greta presented to Central Veterinary Emergency on January 6th with a recent history of lethargy, inactivity, and dullness, as well as decreased vision. CVES recommended a neuro consult, which was performed by Dr. Lane. Greta had an MRI and CSF tap on Wednesday. Dr. Lane diagnosed Left Frontal Encephalitis. She is being treated with an anti-seizure medication, a steroid and antacid, and a Cytabarine CRI (constant rate infusion). This is a lose dose chemotherapy agent that also treats inflammatory diseases. We put a very small amount of the drug into a fluid bag and Greta will receive two 12 hour treatments over a 36 hour period. She looks forward to her Mom coming in to visit.


October 6, 2014 Featured Patients0
This beautiful girl is Nessie, who had 4 hours of MAJOR surgery yesterday and is being such a good patient! Nessie had a nerve sheath tumor affecting her left front leg. Her tumor was on her 8th cervical nerve and was causing unrelenting pain. Dr. Lane had to remove the affected nerve from the spinal cord. Nessie then had to have her left front leg amputated because the nerve that was affected by the cancer was communicating with the other nerves in the leg making spread of the tumor likely to the other nerves. Despite her tough day yesterday she is still wagging her tail and giving kisses.


October 6, 2014 Featured Patients0
It’s too bad you can’t hear what Brian is saying in this photo. He’s so happy to be going home after his ventral slot surgery last week that he howls every time you talk to him! If you’ve ever met a Boston Terrier, you know how sweet they sound when they howl. We’ll miss his cute little voice when he goes home.


October 6, 2014 Featured Patients0
This is Bella Luna. She presented through the emergency department last night because she was unable to walk on her hind legs. In the middle of the night she started losing motor function so Dr. Lane was called in to perform emergency MRI + back surgery at 3am Christmas morning, before the paralysis became irreversible. Bella Luna is now resting in her cage, snoring away, thankful for the best Christmas present ever, a chance at walking again!


October 6, 2014 Featured Patients0
Sweetie Pie, from the DDFL, came in for an exam with Dr. Lane because she was reluctant to jump up or do stairs. As you may have noticed from recent posts, Dr. Lane sees shelter pets from all around the Denver Metro area. We are always happy to see shelter animals and facilitate them getting into a forever home as soon as possible. Adopting a special needs pet is a wonderful gift to the pet and can be very rewarding for their new family.


October 5, 2014 Featured Patients0
Skittles has experienced progressive visual dysfunction and behavior change. Skittles parents have pushed for the best for their family member. After undergoing MRI of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid analysis, Skittles is undergoing aggressive immunotherapy for inflammation of the brain and visual nerves. As you can see, we are ready to start chasing the squirrels again…. now that we can see them.


October 5, 2014 Featured Patients0

This sweet Basset Hound is “Da Vinci”…no relationship to Leonardo. Da Vinci is a 10 year old Basset Hound who experienced a 2 day period of reluctance to climb stairs. Da Vinci’s mother found him unable to move his rear legs Sunday morning. The local fire department arrived at Da Vinci’s home, to help load his 70 pound frame into her car for transport to VRCC. Da Vinci underwent emergent MRI study which documented a ruptured disc and surgery was performed. Thanks to the fire department for giving Da Vinci the ability to walk again.



October 5, 2014 Featured Patients0

Dr. Lane frequently sees animals from various rescues and animal shelters. Nemo was evaluated last week for the Evergreen Animal Protection League. Nemo came to the animal shelter very weak in his rear legs, muscle wasting in his hindquarters and very ataxic (wobbly) when he walked. Dr. Lane put Nemo on a trial of steroids to see if that would help his mobility. Today Nemo is doing better! He’s not as ataxic and has gained some weight. Next step for Nemo is to find a good home! There are many animals needing to find their forever homes. If you are considering finding a new friend to join your family, remember to always check shelters and rescues first! Good luck Nemo!



October 5, 2014 Featured Patients0

Miss Ralphie is a repeat offender here at Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology. Dr. Lane performed surgery on Ralphie in March of 2012 and she recovered very well! Unfortunately Ralphie had another disk rupture further down her spine last week and Dr. Lane had to perform surgery again on Monday. Once again, Ralphie is doing great! She’s already walking (and trying to jump around her kennel) and should hopefully go home tomorrow.



October 4, 2014 Featured Patients0

It is very important to keep a patient that just came out of surgery warm, as evidenced by our facebook photo today of Dante. He’s cuddled up with his blanket and one of our Bair Hugger warmers. Dante just came out of surgery about an hour and a half ago and was transfered back to the patient care technicians for monitoring. They check his temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and other parameters to make sure Dante is recovering well. Later today when he’s a little more awake, he’ll be offered a snack and some water.



October 4, 2014 Featured Patients0

Leo transferred to RMVN from our emergency department last Thursday because he was unable to walk. This may seem like a common problem with neurology patients, but Leo is a little different than our average disk extrusion. Dr. Lane diagnosed Leo with an infarction on the right side of his brain. An infarction is similar to a stroke in people. Recovery takes time, but Leo has recovered amazingly! Thursday he couldn’t even sit up straight and today he walked outside on his own and tried to play with another patient.



October 4, 2014 Featured Patients0

Max is one of the friendliest patients this week! He was diagnosed with Peripheral Vestibular disease, also referred to as Old Dog Vestibular Disease. Idiopathic disorder (which means the cause is unknown) affects the balance center in the brain, causing vertigo. Dogs with this problem often have symptoms, including nystagmus (eyes bouncing back and forth) and nausea. They frequently cannot stand up and often roll constantly as they attempt to right themselves in space. Treatment usually consists of anti-nausea medication and supportive care until they feel well enough to eat and drink. Sometimes a slight sedative is added to relieve the anxiety associated with dizziness. Max is improving every day and as soon as he can walk he’s outta here!



October 4, 2014 Featured Patients0

Last Thursday Moxon’s mom woke up to find him unable to use his hind legs. He experienced pain and was seen by his regular veterinarian, but his symptoms continued to worsen. When Moxon arrived at the VRCC he was seen on an emergency basis by Dr. Lane, who found he had minimal feeling in his hind legs and tail but no ability to move them. He was rushed into MRI and found to have a large disk extrusion in his Lumbar spine. Emergency surgery followed. For the last few days, Moxon has been resting comfortably but has been reluctant to move his hind legs, even though his feeling and motor function has been improving daily. This morning, our patient care technician carried him outside to help him walk with a sling and Moxon jumped up by himself and tried to run away! He is going home today to his very grateful family.



October 4, 2014 Featured Patients0

Bandit was rushed to RMVN for an emergency exam yesterday afternoon and within the hour underwent emergency MRI and surgery. He’s doing great today and is right on track to go home in a few days. Some of you may notice the large percentage of Dachshunds on our facebook page. There are a number of breeds that are predisposed to disk problems and Dachshunds are the number one breed we see for that particular problem. Breeds with long backs and short legs are more likely to suffer from disk disease.


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October 3, 2014 Featured Patients0

Jager is an 8 year old male Schnauzer who was brought in on emergency yesterday, displaying back pain after being jumped on by his housemate. Following MRI evaluation this morning, Jager went straight to surgery to repair a disc in his cervical spine. He is recovering quietly this morning, snug in a bug with his blankets, hot water bottles and enjoying not being in the snow outside!



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October 3, 2014 Featured Patients0

Buddy is an 8 year old male English Bulldog that experienced his first seizure at the end of October. When Buddy continued to have seizures, even after being placed on an anti-convulsant, he was brought in to see us for an appointment this afternoon. Buddy came in as a sweet and VERY energetic boy that could hardly hold still for photos! We are hopeful that Buddy’s new combination of medicines will help control his seizures and we look forward to seeing him again.


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October 3, 2014 Featured Patients0

Bandit is a 5 year old male Dachshund who came to us with no motor function or deep pain in his rear legs. He went into emergency surgery immediately, hoping to restore some function to his rear legs. A few days passed after surgery and Bandit was still not displaying any movement in his back legs. The techs and Dr. Lane weren’t ready to give up, however. Today, Bandit was placed in a paracart, and to their delight, took to it right away! Bandit raced around the hospital with enthusiasm before wearing himself out for a nap this afternoon.


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October 3, 2014 Featured Patients0

This adorable lady is Vienna. Her dachshund brother had surgery with Dr Lane in 2009. Vienna heard that we have such a good time here at RMVN that she wanted to try it out as well! She went down in the hind end and was unable to move her legs on Friday afternoon. Vienna had emergency MRI and surgery early Saturday morning. She is recovering in the hospital now and is doing great. We think she agrees with her brother…this place is great!


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October 2, 2014 Featured Patients0

This hard to resist face is Ginger Johnson. She is a bit shy at first but once you get to know her she is very sweet. She came to see Dr. Lane earlier this week for some neck pain. She was scheduled for a cervical MRI, diagnosed with an IVDE at C2-C3, then had her surgery on Wednesday. She has been doing great and looking forward to going home tomorrow.


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October 2, 2014 Featured Patients0

Schultz is a 7 year old, male German Shepherd who was brought to RMVN unable to use his rear limbs. After evaluation via MRI, Schultz’s outlook seemed a bit grim, but it was agreed that surgery was his best chance at recovery. Surgery corrected compression on Schultz’s lower back, but internal infection had severely compromised the area and surrounding tissues. This story has a happy ending, however. Schultz now stands up to greet the techs for his morning and afternoon walks, and is going home to be with his family for the holidays.


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October 2, 2014 Featured Patients0

This handsome gentleman is a 2-year-old MN Cornish Rex that was transferred to RMVN after some seizure activity was noticed by the ER team. Jesse’s seizures were very mild, and have responded well to medication while in the hospital. While the staff is very sorry to see this sweet boy go, they are thrilled that they are able to send him home.


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October 1, 2014 Featured Patients0

This happy Dalmatian Mix is Mingus. Believe it or not, this handsome man is 13 years old. He woke up completely fine this morning, but after some time he couldn’t walk. He came to see Dr. Lane on emergency and is scheduled for a cervical MRI +/- surgery very early tomorrow morning. Get some rest Mingus, you have a big day tomorrow.


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October 1, 2014 Featured Patients0

Little Frankie has had quite the busy weekend. He just adopted three little humans on Saturday, when he learned he couldn’t walk. His parents unfortunately had the same thing happy last year to his dachshund sister, Beth, so they knew they had to rush him in. He had his MRI and surgery early Sunday morning. Frankie is recovering great and is finally settling in. Hope to get you home soon Frankie.


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October 1, 2014 Featured Patients0

If you couldn’t tell Scotchie is ready for Christmas. He had a Ventral Slot at the end of September and has completely forgotten he had surgery. Owners have found it hard to keep this little guy quiet. Dr. Lane is happy with the recovery! Bring on the presents, Scotchie.


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October 1, 2014 Featured Patients0

This is Denver Levin. This little stud had spinal surgery in February this year. He has since fully recovered and comes every 6 months just to make sure he is continuing to do great. We sure do love the little coats he is always wearing. See you next year Denver!


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