The Neurology and Neurosurgery Service at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital 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 or personality, balance problems, muscle atrophy, weakness, or tremors. ​

Check-In Form

Click Here to download the editable check in form for our Akron location and email to [email protected].

Click Here to download the editable check in form for our Cleveland East location and email to [email protected].

Getting Treatment

To schedule an appointment, or to contact us with questions, please call:

Akron 330-670-2358 | Cleveland East 216-670-2358

For after-hours emergencies:

Akron 330-666-2976 | Cleveland East 440-673-3483

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
  • Multi-slice CT scanner
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Myasthenia gravis testing
  • Muscle and nerve biopsy
  • EMG testing

Our Department

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.


Permitted by doctor discretion.

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.


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

Meet Our Doctors

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

Brie Anne Mauser, DVM, MS, ACVIM (Neurology) (Akron)

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. Marie Dantio

Marie Dantio, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) (Cleveland East)

Dr. Dantio is a board-certified small animal neurologist. She is originally from Cleveland and is excited to return home after many years away. She graduated from Wittenberg University in 2010 and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2014. After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Dantio completed two 1-year internships, including a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists, followed by a neurology and neurosurgery internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas. She returned to Carolina Veterinary Specialists in 2016 for a 3-year neurology and neurosurgery residency program. She continued to practice at Carolina Veterinary Specialists for the next three years. Dr. Dantio’s primary area of interest is spinal surgery. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, their dog (Jim), cat (Phyllis), and other family and friends.

Dr. Chloe Karson

Chloe Karson, DVM, Resident 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 completed a small animal rotating internship and a neurology/neurosurgery internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, and is now the current neurology/neurosurgery resident. Outside of work Dr. Karson enjoys playing video games, horseback riding, and aquarium keeping.

Dr. Samantha Tadros

Samantha Tadros, DVM, Resident in Neurology

Dr. Tadros grew up in Michigan where she graduated from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in pre-professional Biology and Spanish.  After, she moved to Columbus Ohio where she attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary medicine, where her passion for neurology and veterinary business management flourished. She completed a business minor at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and maintained leadership roles, including Presidency of the Veterinary Business Management Association. Dr. Tadros then completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship, as well as a Neurology Specialty Internship here at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. She is currently a Neurology and Neurosurgery Resident.

Dr. Tadros enjoys all aspects of neurology with a special interest in seizure management and Neurosurgery. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and baking for friends and family.

Home Packets

Please download these pdf forms on different conditions.

 Click here to download information on Degenerative Myelopathy

Click here to download information on Brain tumors in cats

Click here to download information on Brain tumors in dogs