We provide a comprehensive clinical neurology and neurosurgery service. We have access to advanced imaging capabilities (on-site 1.5T MRI and CT scanner), surgical facilities, electrodiagnostics, (EMG and NCV) and hearing testing (BAER). Dr Long has extensive experience in performing brain and spinal surgery, including ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, brain tumour removal, and decompressive spinal cord surgery. Our neurology services include:
- Advanced Diagnostic Imaging—diagnosing neurological disease requires high quality diagnostic imaging. We have access to a 1.5 Tesla MRI unit which supplies us with excellent images of brain and spinal cord conditions. We also have an on-site 32 slice CT scanner in addition to world class fluoroscopy and ultrasound capabilities.
- Brain and Spinal Surgery—Dr Long has extensive experience in all forms of spinal surgery with a particular interest in decompressive techniques for intervertebral disc disease, ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery for hydrocephalus, and craniotomies (for anything from brain tumours, to abscesses, to brain biopsy). Dr Long is recognised for his research into canine brain cancer, which he studied extensively as part of his PhD in Glasgow.
- Peripheral nerve disorders—we have electrodiagnostic facilities for the evaluation of conditions affecting nerves, muscle and neuromuscular junctions. We routinely perform EMG, nerve conduction studies and repetitive nerve stimulation, along with other tests important for diagnosing diseases which cause neuromuscular weakness in dogs and cats.
- Deafness testing—our state-of-the-art facilities allow us to perform BAER (brain stem auditory-evoked responses), the only objective way of testing for deafness.