Reactive, reassuring treatment

Neurological problems call for a quick response from experienced professionals; those who can commence the right kind of treatment quickly while offering exceptional levels of support for pet owners.

From seizures and epilepsy to nerve and spinal conditions, we’re ready to respond to the most complex of neurological cases. As soon as we’re needed, we’re there to provide advanced, personalised care, while always prioritising wellbeing above everything else.

The most advanced facilities

With advanced imaging capabilities and a number of highly-equipped on-site theatres, our practice is completely equipped to diagnose and treat in a fast and effective manner.

Our specialist team of neurosurgeons have years of experience in their field, and work closely with our other departments to ensure a fully-integrated approach to treatment that results in the best possible care.

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One of the types of neoplasia in dogs we treat are brain tumours, which is a form of cancer that affects the brain itself or the brain tissue.

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Intervertebral Disc Disease

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If your vet thinks your pet may have IVDD, they’ll most likely arrange for an MRI or CT scan so they can effectively diagnose the condition and locate the source.

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A common neurological condition, epilepsy causes multiple regular seizures in sufferers.

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Vestibular Disease In Dogs And Cats

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Vestibular syndrome is a range of diseases that affect the vestibular system, a complex series of nerves and components responsible for balance and coordination.

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Chiari-like Malformation And Syringomyelia

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Common in small-breed and brachycephalic dogs, both chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia are inherited disorders.

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Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE)

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A sudden spinal injury, fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) is caused by a blood vessel blockage in the spinal cord.

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Wobbler Syndrome

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Wobbler Syndrome is a neurological disease that causes malformations of the neck vertebrae, resulting in spinal cord compression.

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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy

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Canine Degenerative Myelopathy (CDM) is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a dog’s spinal cord along with the brain and cranial nerves.

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hemilaminectomy is a type of surgery commonly used to manage injuries and spinal conditions such as Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), which can cause spinal compression in dogs and cats.

End-to-end care for you and your pet


We know that when your pet has a neurological problem, the future can seem uncertain. It’s often a frightening and upsetting time, and you just want the best possible outcome. We’re here to help you throughout your pet’s treatment, by your side at every step of the journey so that you feel knowledgeable, prepared and reassured.

Find out more about what makes us different.

Make a referral

If you’re a veterinary professional and want to make a referral for a neurology case, please fill in our simple form. If you’re a pet owner and want to understand more about what happens next, just get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk things through with you.

How other owners 
feel about us

We would like to thank Don and the rest of the Dogwood team for everything they have done for Casper. He is making an excellent recovery after his spinal surgery and is certainly getting back to his normal self again. Thank you!

Judith Storey and her 1 year old Shih Tzu Casper

I couldn’t be happier with the treatment Luna received from Don and the team. She had excellent care during her few days there and I think she enjoyed all the fuss – and now she’s home we can’t keep her still!

Marissa Lowe and her 2 year old cat Luna

Why choose Dogwood

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Years of experience in the field

A brilliant team of veterinary specialists and nurses.

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Incredible state-of-the-art facilities

Combined with a different calibre of care.

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Truly exceptional standard of care

We’re committed to going beyond the norm.

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Real humans, giving genuine advice

It’s what we promise with every visit.

Our veterinary neurosurgery services

We’ll be able to advise the best course of treatment depending on your pet’s condition and its severity. We can treat a wide number of neurological conditions, including but not limited to: