Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery

Neurological Care for Pets in Ventura

At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) in Ventura, our board-certified veterinary neurologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves. 

Book An Appointment

Neurology Service | Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) | Vet in Ventura | Serving the Ventura

Our Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery Services

At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) in Ventura our board-certified veterinary neurologist provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for pets with neurological conditions.

At your appointment, our veterinary neurologist will perform a detailed neurological exam to determine if, and what part of your pet's nervous system is affected.

After the exam, the neurologist will discuss the most likely causes for your pet's issues, including diagnostic imaging and our state-of-the-art MRI services necessary to determine the exact cause and available treatment which may include medical therapy, surgery or intensive care. 

Board-Certified Veterinary Neurologist

A board-certified veterinary neurologist has completed additional specialized training in the field of veterinary neurology. This training, in the form of a residency, exposes the veterinarian to a variety of neurological diseases affecting a variety of animals, which is followed by an extensive examination process.

Meet Dr. Michael Higgins

Common Neurologic Conditions

Neurological conditions in pets commonly treated by our veterinary neurologist include:

  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Encephalitis and meningitis
  • Epilepsy, especially difficult to manage or refractory cases
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Syringomyelia/Occipital malformation
  • Chronic pain
  • Stroke and fibrocartilagenous embolism (FCE)
  • Degenerative myelopathy

Neuromedical Procedures

  • Complete neurologic exam and lesion localization
  • MRI and CT interpretation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and evaluation

Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Hemilaminectomy and ventral slot decompression for IVDD
  • Craniotomy (brain surgery) for brain tumors
  • Spinal tumor removal or biopsy
  • Lumbosacral dorsal laminectomy for LS stenosis and cauda equina syndrome
  • Nerve and muscle biopsy

« Go Back

Caring for Pets in Ventura

Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) accepts new clients to our specialty services and emergency services.

Contact Us

(805) 339-2290