Dr. Todd W. Axlund, DVM, MS, ACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Axlund began his academic career as an undergraduate student at the University of Northern Colorado and Oxford Polytechnic in Oxford England. He then attended veterinary school in his home State of Iowa at Iowa State University, graduating with distinction in 1996. An internship at the University of Missouri followed in 1996-97, where he was honored to receive the Outstanding Intern award. Dr. Axlund moved to Auburn, Alabama next where he completed his residency at Auburn University in Neurology and his masters thesis work. Board certification, issued by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, specialty of Neurology, was achieved in 2000, and Dr. Axlund received his Masters of Science degree in 2003.

Dr. Axlund served as a faculty member at Auburn University from 2000-2007, where he became a Tenured Associate Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery in 2004. He is a frequent contributor in the veterinary literature on subjects including surgical management of atlantoaxial subluxation, hydrocephalus, status epilepticus, and pituitary dependent hyperadrenocorticism (via hypophysectomy) among others. A selection of some of his publications can be seen below. He has presented material at the. American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Meeting, Western Veterinary Conference, Central Veterinary Conference, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Annual Forum to name but a few. His research results have been presented at major conferences both nationally and internationally including the Veterinary Cancer Society and Society for Neuroscience annual meetings.

Dr. Axlund moved to the Akron, Ohio area in 2007 with his wife, Nancy, who is a veterinarian as well, his two children, and a house full of 3- and 4-legged loved ones that were adopted over the years. While not spending time at the practice, Dr. Axlund likes to hike in the scenic Cuyahoga River Valley with his family and spend time on a single track riding one of his mountain bikes. A love of nature dictates most of his spare time in general, and the rule at the Axlund house is “be outside whenever possible”! The Axlund’s feel strongly about community service as well, with the public school system, after school programs and the local Humane Societies receiving top attention.


  1. Axlund T.W. , Isaacs A.M., O’Brien D.   Fibrocartilaginous Emboli in the Brainstem of a Dog: A case report. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. J Vet Int Medicine 2004;18(5):15-19.
  2. Isaacs A.M., Axlund T.W.   Hepatic Encephalopathy: diagnosis and treatment in dogs. Standards of Care Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2004;66:1-7.
  3. Axlund T.W., Behrend E.N., Winkler J.   Surgical Treatment of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism. Compend Contin Educ Pract Vet. 2003;25(5): 334-347.
  4. Axlund T.W., Hudson J.   Computed Tomographic Appearance of the Normal Lumbosacral Intervertebral Disc Space in Dogs: 22 cases. Vet Rad Ultrasound 2003;44(6):630-634.
  5. Axlund T.W., McGlasson M.L., Smith A.N.   Treatment of Intracranial Meningiomas in the Dog with Surgery Alone or in Combination With Irradiation. Journal Amer Vet Med Assoc 2002;221(11):1597-1599.
  6. O’Brien D, Axlund T.W.   Brain Disease. In Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6th ed. Ettinger SJ, Feldman EC (eds.). WB Saunders, 2004.
  7. Axlund T.W., O’Brien D.   Central Vestibular Disease. In Small Animal Ear Diseases, An Illustrated Guide. Gotthelf, L (ed). WB Saunders, 2005.
  8. Axlund T.W., O’Brien D, Sorjonen DS.   Feline Dysautonomia Revisited. In Consultation in Feline Internal Medicine, 4th ed. August, JR (ed). WB Saunders, 2001, pp 381-4.
  9. Isaacs, A., Axlund T.W.   Case of the Month: Spinal Toxoplasmosis in the Cat. Online Journal of Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery, www.neurovet.org, December, 2002.
  10. Axlund T.W., Wolf C.   Atlantoaxial Subluxation. In Textbook Clinical Veterinary Advisor. Cote, E. (ed). Mosby, 2007.
  11. Axlund T.W., Narak J.   Fibrocartilaginous Embolism. In Textbook Clinical Veterinary Advisor. Cote, E. (ed). Mosby, 2007.
  12. Coates, J.R., Axlund T.W., Dewey, C.W., Smith J.   Hydrocephalus in Dogs and Cats. Compendium 2006;Feb:136-146.
  13. Tieber L.M, Axlund T.W., Simpson, S.T., Hathcock J.T.   Survival of a Suspected Case of CNS Cuterebrosis in a Dog. J. Amer. An. Hosp. Assoc; May/June 2006;42:238-242.
  14. Carnes M.B., Tieber L., Axlund T.W.   Management of Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy. Standards of Care Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2006;8:1-6.
  15. Axlund T.W.   Excercise-induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers. Standards of Care Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 2005;7:7-11.
  16. Axlund T.W., Behrend E.N., Sorjonen D.C., Simpson S.T., Kemppainen R.J.   Canine Hypophysectomy using a ventral paramedian approach and an ultrasonic surgical aspirator. Veterinary Surgery; 2005;34:1-11.

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