Specialty Services

The veterinarians at VSC are specially trained to provide neurological and ophthalmic care for your pet. Our facility boasts advanced equipment allowing us to perform outstanding diagnostic testing to aid in diagnosis and facilitate an appropriate treatment regimen for your pet; however, once your pet has been assessed and the necessary diagnostics performed, he or she will be transported to MSU CVM for any required surgical procedures. Your pet will stay under the care of a VSC specialist, and our surgical team will utilize the College’s Animal Health Center staff, including anesthesiologists and radiologists, as needed.

Neurology/Neurosurgery Conditions & Services Provided

The neurology team performs surgery

  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Encephalitis/meningitis
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Vestibular conditions/disease
  • Wobbler syndrome
  • Lumbosacral disease/cauda equine syndrome
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Head trauma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal malformations
  • Chiari malformations
  • Hydrocephalus surgery

Ophthalmic Conditions & Services Provided

A veterinarian gives a sea turtle an eye exam

  • Cataract surgery
  • Eyelid reconstruction
  • Intraocular surgery
  • Corneal surgery
  • Third eyelid gland replacements
  • Prosthetic globe implants
  • Preventive procedures and care

Diagnosis and Treatment 

Care does not end after diagnosis and treatment at our center. We keep referring veterinarians informed from start to finish. We also communicate clearly and concisely with pet owners so they understand treatment plans and the care provided. We know open lines of communication are vital to your pet’s good health!