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The DCES neurology service is headed by Dr. Dharshan Neravanda, a board-certified veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon. Our service is equipped to diagnose and manage disorders involving the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and peripheral nervous system via advanced imaging, specialized diagnostics, and neurosurgery.
The goal of our team is to form a partnership with you and your primary care veterinarian to ensure that your pet is receiving the most comprehensive care. To help us achieve this, please ensure records are available prior to your appointment. During your examination, your pet’s doctor will:
take a thorough medical history
review any medical records available
perform a physical examination
develop a treatment plan
discuss any recommended diagnostic and treatment options
provide an itemized estimate for your approval
provide you with a summary of your visit and communicate a follow up plan with your primary vet
Our neurology service is equipped to diagnose and manage disorders involving the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and peripheral nervous system via advanced imaging, specialized diagnostics, and neurosurgery. Some of the procedures we may perform include:
MRI: This medical imaging technique generates internal images and may be done to diagnose brain, spinal cord, and/or nerve diseases.
CT scan: This enhanced x-ray imaging technique can help with the diagnosis of a variety of internal issues.
Biopsy: If your pet has a tumor or other abnormal growth, a biopsy may be required to extract a sample of cells or tissue to determine if it is cancerous.
Spinal tap: This specialized procedure involves inserting a needle into an animal’s spinal canal to collect cerebrospinal fluid, which can help the neurologist to diagnose a wide range of potential problems
Dr. Dharshan Neravanda
Dr. Dharshan Neravanda is a board-certified Veterinary Neurologist/Neurosurgeon. Dr. Neravanda earned his DVM from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 and completed a rotating medicine and surgery internship at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine the following year. After a year of private practice in New York City, he moved south to Athens, GA. There, he completed a one-year Neurology Internship followed by a 3 year Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Although Dr. Neravanda enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and neurology, he has a strong background and interest in MRI and neurosurgery. Dr. Neravanda joined DCES in 2009.