The Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at MVH provides comprehensive care for companion animals with neurological conditions. We evaluate, diagnose, and treat a broad array of diseases that either primarily or secondarily affect the nervous system. If your pet is diagnosed with a condition affecting the brain, spinal cord, and/or nerves, we offer both medical and surgical options. In cases where we cannot cure, we can help manage the disease to give your pet the best quality of life possible. 

Common Conditions We Treat: 

  • Intervertebral disk herniation
  • Encephalitis/meningitis
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Vestibular disease
  • Lumbosacral disease/ cauda equine syndrome
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head trauma

Consider scheduling a neurological evaluation if your pet is experiencing neck or back pain, seizures, changes in mentation and personality, balance problems, muscle atrophy, weakness, or tremors. ​

Check In Form

Click here to download the editable check in form for the Neurology department and email to neurology@metropolitanvet.com

Getting Treatment

To schedule an appointment call our office at 330-670-2358. After hours emergencies call 330-666-2976.

Our Services

  • Board certified specialist-led care team
  • Care for medical and surgical conditions
  • Advanced neurosurgical training 
  • 1.5T MRI for brain and spinal imaging
  • Multislice CT scanner
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Myasthenia gravis testing
  • Muscle and nerve biopsy
  • EMG testing

Our Practice

Consistent Contact

You will receive a call immediately following your pet’s procedure to let you know their status and the outcome of the procedure or surgery.

In addition, you will receive a call from us every morning that your pet is in the hospital. We perform rounds first thing in the morning and then call you with an update. We will also call you in the evenings — offering an update on how your pet did throughout the day.

Visitation

“Given the recent changes regarding building occupation restrictions, please inquire regarding visitation.  During Covid, in-person visits are restricted to end-of-life visits.”

Patient Release

When your pet is ready to go home, we ask that you pick up your pet while the neurology service is still in the hospital Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so that we can prepare you properly. Staff will review your written instructions, review medications, and gladly address any concerns you may have.

Follow-Up

After a pet’s undergone a procedure, questions are common. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call! If your call is after hours, leave a voicemail, and we’ll get back to you the next business day. If your call is of an urgent nature after hours, call the hospital and inform the emergency service of your concerns.

Neurology FAQ’s

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Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at MVH

Please call us with any questions or concerns 330-670-2358

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Brie Anne Mauser, DVM, MS, ACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Brie Anne Mauser, DVM, MS, ACVIM (Neurology)

Dr. Mauser is a board-certified small animal Neurologist at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital where she has been part of the medical team since 2011. Dr. Mauser is originally from a small town in West Virginia, Sutton, and graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics in 2004. After determining that animals were more intriguing than numbers, Dr. Mauser continued her education at West Virginia University studying animal physiology and earning a Master’s Degree in 2007. She then attended The Ohio State University where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Mauser moved to Akron and completed a yearlong rotating internship and a three-year residency in small animal neurology here at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. She attained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in July 2015.

Although Dr. Mauser maintains an interest in all aspects of small animal neurology and neurosurgery, she has particular interest in cerebrovascular disease and central nervous system inflammatory disease.  When not caring for her patients, Dr. Mauser enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors with her family.

Dr. Allison Cowan, DVM, Resident in Neurology

Dr. Allison Cowan, DVM, Resident in Neurology

Dr. Cowan grew up in southwestern Vermont.  She graduated from Dickson College with a bachelors degree in economics.  Following graduation, she worked in New York City for a year before making the decision to study veterinary medicine.  She attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, after which she completed a rotating internship and neurology internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, before beginning her neurology residency.

She enjoys all aspects of neurology, but especially enjoys working with cats.  She shares her home with 2 cats (Flynn and Duncan) and a dog named Linus.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga, spending time with friends, and cheering on the New England Patriots.

Dr. Chloe Karson

Dr. Chloe Karson, DVM, Intern in Neurology

Dr. Karson grew up in Michigan where she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Alma College. She completed her veterinary education at the University of Glasgow in Scotland with an interest in small animal medicine and surgery. Following graduation she underwent a small animal rotating internship and a neurology/neurosurgery internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. She plans to continue her training as a resident in neurology and neurosurgery. Outside of work Dr. Karson enjoys playing video games, horseback riding, and aquarium keeping.