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Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Neurology & Neurosurgery

This service is available at our Akron and Cleveland East locations.

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 treatment options. In cases where we cannot cure a certain condition, 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

Download the editable check-in form for the Highland Heights location

Download the editable check-in form for our Akron location

Getting Treatment

To schedule an appointment, call our office at

Akron: (330) 670-2358

Cleveland East: (216) 201-9843

For after-hours emergencies call:

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

  • Multislice CT scanner

  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis

  • Myasthenia gravis testing

  • Muscle and nerve biopsy

  • EMG testing

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.

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 has 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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