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Pacific Northwest Pet Emergency & Specialty Center (PACWVETS)


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If you notice that your pet's behavior has changed or if he or she displays signs of weakness, difficulty standing or walking, or experiences a traumatic injury, your pet may have a neurologic condition that should be addressed by a board-certified neurologist. The Neurology team at Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center is available to help.

Neurology Brochure

Our board-certified veterinary Neurologist, Dr. Kowal, has received a Neurosurgery Certificate of Training. This certificate documents that the recipient has completed advanced neurosurgical training beyond that required for board certification and has completed a minimum number of surgical procedures. Additionally, the recipient must document exposure to and proficiency in advanced neurosurgery. The process for approval is subject to an audit of cases to ensure that the recipient meets all criteria. With this achievement, Dr. Kowal joins a select group of veterinary neurologists across the country who have completed this advanced training. We are proud that Pacific Northwest Pet ER & Specialty Center can provide advanced neurosurgical care to patients throughout the region.

Why You May Be Referred

You may be referred to our neurology department because your pet has one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Seizures

  • Neck and back pain

  • Poor balance, wobbly gait

  • Head tilt

  • Difficulty walking

  • Generalized weakness

  • Paralysis

  • Nerve or muscle dysfunction

  • Intervertebral disc disease

  • Tumors involving the brain or nerves

  • Abnormal behavior

  • Services & Diagnostics

To treat these symptoms, we provide medical treatment utilizing the latest medications & treatments:

  • Brain surgery for tumors & malformation

  • Spinal cord surgery

  • Scope-assisted surgical procedures

  • Muscle & nerve biopsy

  • Medical management

We also offer Advance Diagnostics including:

  • Onsite MRI

  • CT Scans

  • Electromyography

Our Neurology Team

Request an Appointment

We offer clients the ability to request an appointment for this service. Simply fill out our brief client booking form to request an appointment for your pet today.