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

Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology
3550 South Inca Street
Englewood, CO 80110

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AFTER-HOURS & ER: Please contact our Main Number 303-874-2081 or the VRCC located across the street from us 303-874-7387




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February 7, 2012 Featured Patients0

Abigail is a 5-year-old Dachshund that presented to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology for further assessment of hind limb weakness and wobbliness. Signs had been present for 2-3 weeks and were not getting better with rest, restrictions and medical management.

After evaluation by Dr. Lane, Abigail underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the spinal cord in the middle of Abigail’s back. An intervertebral disc extrusion (rupture) was found at T12-T13. Abigail underwent successful surgery. She was a little timid and nervous in the hospital following surgery, but was a great patient overall.

Abigail was recently in for a recheck and was given the green light for normal activity. She has recovered without pain, weakness or ataxia. We wish you the best Abigail.


June 8, 2011 Featured Patients0

Brautwurst is a 4-year-old male Dachshund with a laid-back demeanor and affectionate attitude. Brautwurst presented with a history of back pain that was treated medically by his family veterinarian. Although Brautwurst made a full recovery, he had another episode of back pain, which resulted in a second round of medical management. Brautwurst presented to the Central Veterinary Emergency Services (CVES) at the VRCC after experiencing progressive ambulatory difficulty and pain.

Dr. Luke Rump of CVES admitted Brautwurst with progressive gaiting difficulty, spinal pain and the inability to empty his bladder. After an examination, it was determined that Brautwurst would need further assessment by a neurologist. He was transferred to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology the following morning.

After a full neurologic assessment by Dr. Lane, it was recommended that Brautwurst undergo MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to diagnose his spinal cord problem, what was likely an acute Intervertebral Disc Extrusion. Intervertebral Disc Extrusions are common in chondrodystrophic breeds (small breed dogs with short legs, i.e., Dachshunds, Shih Tzu’s, Pekingese, and Lhasa Apso). The intervertebral disc is made of a “Jell-O” like center or nucleus, with an outer ring of woven cartilage fibers. When a disc ruptures or extrudes, the nucleus can put pressure and bruise the spinal cord, causing dysfunction and pain. Dr. Lane recommended that Brautwurst have an MRI as soon as possible to determine if surgical intervention would be necessary to alleviate pain and decompress the spinal cord to allow for recovery.

MRI was performed and as suspected, Brautwurst was diagnosed with a large right-sided Intervertebral Disc Extrusion (IVDE) at L5-L6 (in between the 5th and 6th Lumbar vertebrae). Brautwurst was taken directly into surgery. After successful resection of the ruptured disc material and hematoma (localized collection of blood) from the spinal cord, Brautwurst now stood a good chance for recovery.

Brautwurst spent a few days within hospital recovering from surgery. His dynamic and positive personality won the hearts of his technicians and neurosurgeon. His recovery included regaining motor function to his hind legs and management of his own bladder function. He was an excellent patient and soon went home to complete his recovery with his family. He is now able to walk, run and wag his tail pain free.


June 8, 2011 Testimonials0

“We are writing to give a testimonial to Dr. Lane on behalf of our beloved longhaired Dachshund Shay Nelson. At five years old Dr. Lane did spinal surgery on Shay’s neck and as promised she came through better than new. At eight years old Shay again had spinal surgery on her back and again, as promised by Dr. Lane, came through the surgery better than new. We’ve just lost our beloved Shay at 13 years 8 months old to an unrelated situation but want to thank Dr. Lane for giving our little girl the absolute best five years of her life. She ran, jumped and played like a pup until the end, thanks entirely to Dr. Lane. We are so eternally grateful”… John & Cheryl Nelson Pagosa Springs, CO.


June 8, 2011 Featured Patients0

Rosie enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle with her parents until she began to slow down and become painful. In late March, Rosie was reluctant to move, which quickly turned into dragging of her back legs. Rosie’s caring parents brought her to Rocky Mountain Veterinary Neurology at VRCC. Rosie underwent MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and a ruptured intervertebral disc was diagnosed. Rosie underwent surgery and is once again getting the spring back in her step. Rosie is being fitted with RMVN’s summer striped polo and harness attire for her discharge from the hospital. “You look marvelous” Rosie!


June 8, 2011 Featured Patients0

Racing and playing with the other dogs one moment, unable to walk on all legs the next. What a stress! What a face! Noelle presented to Dr. Lane unable to walk and painful. Noelle was diagnosed with a type-3 disc extrusion in her neck. Following surgery, Noelle recovered quickly with return to an ambulatory status and without pain. Noelle is now home, active, energetic and pain free. Who can resist this face!


June 8, 2011 Featured Patients0

Nessie was an active, energetic dog, keeping the Lewis family moving at all times. Nessie experienced a sudden onset of pelvic limb dysfunction and dragging her rear limbs. In pain, Nessie presented to RMVN for help. An acute intervertebral disc extrusion was identified in her mid-back on MRI testing. Following successful decompressive surgery, mom reports that Nessie is ‘bouncing’ once again and proud to pose in her dapper vest provided by RMVN. Our staff fell in love with Nessie. What a cutie pie!

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