Veterinary Clinic Neurology

Miami Veterinary Specialists is the only facility in Miami with four board-certified neuro-surgeons, an in-house CT and an in-house MRI scanner.  This is beneficial to our patients, who are provided with a full nursing staff and multiple doctors from various fields to provide advanced care. We found that our clients want service in house by a complete healthcare team that can act immediately and respond to all the needs of the pet. Miami Veterinary Specialists serves as a“ one-stop-shop” to our clients, as their pets can be diagnosed and treated for these complex issues in a more efficient and timely matter.

Our board-certified neuro-surgeons have extensive training and expertise in the management of complex and unusual problems. They have successfully completed the certification and testing requirements of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. This requires several more years of training after the completion of the veterinary program. It also requires passing national specialty board examinations and literature publications.

Our in-house MRI is a system uniquely designed to bring the diagnostic excellence into the Veterinary world. The Vet-MR is specifically suited for imaging small animals. Pet positioning is extremely fast using continuous visualization features. Pet monitoring is very easy as the animal is easily accessible during examination reducing any risk for the patient.

Our in-house CT machine is a 4 slice CT, meaning it can acquire highly detailed 3D images from 0.5 mm slices to 4 mm slices, allowing us to diagnose even the smallest creature. Fast image acquisitions are made within seconds, so your pet benefits from minimal anesthesia times. Our certified veterinary technicians are then able to analyze the images, peeling back various layers that expose everything from the fat muscle down to the bone.

We specialize in the following
  • Seizure patients
  • Poorly coordinated gait (ataxia) and weakness (paresis)
  • Poor balance (vestibular symptoms)
  • Neck or back pain
  • Lameness
  • Abnormal nasal drainage or swelling
  • Abdominal imaging
  • Defining tumor characteristics and boundaries
  • Lumbo sacral diseases
  • Spinal cord diseases
  • Encephalitis
Indications for a CT or MRI include but are not limited to
  • Situations where other diagnostic tests have failed to diagnose the problem
  • When a client is hesitant to pursue invasive procedures or expose their pet to radiation
  • When an owner needs an accurate diagnosis to make difficult decisions regarding the care of their pet

The goal of the Miami Veterinary Specialists is to make the experience for our clients as stress-free as possible.

To make an appointment please call (305) 665-2820

When you call, a scheduling staff member will assist you. A referral to the Miami Veterinary Specialists can be requested by your veterinarian as well. If it is not possible to keep a scheduled appointment, please contact the scheduling staff at least 24 hours in advance. If you are going to arrive late, please contact the scheduling staff as soon as possible.