About Our Veterinary Practice : Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology
Diagnosing a specific neurological disorder may be very difficult. We are here to guide you and your veterinarian in the decision-making process. Our objectives are to obtain a complete health history of the patient, and perform a complete physical and neurological examination. Just this information alone will help us create a solid plan for your pet’s future, whether it be medications, diagnostic tests, surgery, or just rest.
Companion Animal Neurology & Neuro Surgery
The diagnosis and treatment of neurological disease can be challenging for veterinarians. Many patients with an underlying neurological clinical signs present to their veterinarian with a variety of symptoms. Some common problems encompassed in the field of neurology are epilepsy, ruptured disks, spinal and head injuries, meningitis, and inflammatory brain and spinal cord disorders, neuromuscular disorders and cancer of the nervous system.
Diagnosing a specific neurological disorder may be very difficult at times. Our objectives are to obtain a complete health history of the patient, and perform a thorough physical and neurological examination. This will allow us to determine a diagnostic and therapeutic plan.
After the initial examination, Dr. Lane may recommend specific diagnostic tests to help decide how to diagnose and treat your pet. Most of these tests may be performed right here at RMVN. Your pet may be hospitalized or a day scheduled for you to return with your pet for the procedure. Any risks that may be involved with the procedure as well as a detailed estimate of costs will be discussed with you at the time of scheduling.
What is a Veterinary Neurologist?
A specialist in neurology, with at least 7 years schooling (including undergrad and veterinary school), is trained to provide the highest quality of care to a pet with neurologic disease: disorders of the nervous system, brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. A neurologist has at least another 2-3 years of training and must fulfill strict guidelines set by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Medical Neurological Services On Site
Complete neuro examination, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Cerebrospinal fluid centesis (CSF), assessment and management of: Seizures, Neuromuscular diseases, and Electrodiagnostic testing: Electromyography, Motor and Sensory Nerves, Single fiber electromyography, Brainstem auditory evolked potentials, Muscle and Nerve biopsy.
Companion Pet Radiology Services
Radiographs are often a part of initial neurological evaluations, especially for patients with spinal pain. Radiographs may indicate bone or soft tissue changes indicative of the underlying problems often times radiographic testing is of little use to the diagnosis with your pet’s problem. Dr. Lane will guide you towards appropriate testing.
Pet Spinal Surgery
Dr. Lane’s expertise is in neuro surgery. Types of spinal surgeries include: ventral slot, cervical hemilaminectomy, thoracic hemilaminectomy, lumbar hemilaminectomy, cervical dorsal laminectomy, thoracic dorsal laminectomy lumbar/lumbosacral dorsal laminectomy, spinal stabilization and fracture surgery, spinal tumor surgery, caudal cervical vertebral malformation/malarticulation (Wobbler) surgery.
Pet Cranial Surgery
Dr. Lane continues to be at the forefront in his field, with board-certified specialization in Neurosurgery, Specialty of Neurology. Dedicated to providing unmatched medical and neurosurgical care for companion animals in Colorado and the nation, cranial surgeries include: tumor resection, debulkement, brain biopsy, caudal occipital malformation syndrome (COMS), malformation correction, ventriculoperitoneal shunting—to name a few.
Clinic + Hospital
The RMVN clinic provides 24-hour care for all hospitalized patients—dedicated doctors and certified neurology technicians provide the personalized care necessary for your pet. Our overnight team has been trained in all specialties of neurologic care. Dr. Lane performs a physical and neurological examination on your pet daily, along with continued daily assessments, allowing for unsurpassed patient care.
Customizing Your Pet’s Mobility Needs
Bogi is walking like crazy, in a 2-wheeled cart, thanks to Dr. Lane at RMVN! I don’t know that anyone else would have even attempted surgery on him. Dr. Lane said he is a young 9 year old and still has several good years left.
Wheelchair Carts for Pets
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We didn’t have any idea how much improvement would be made to our cat’s life–until Dr. Lane fitted Emma for a pet wheelchair!
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Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology
3550 South Inca Street
Englewood, CO 80110