Southeast Veterinary Neurology of Miami

Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery for Florida

What is Veterinary Neurology?

Just like in human medicine in which there are specialists in almost every discipline, veterinary specialists exist.  Veterinary neurologists are veterinary specialists with expertise in conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of neurology.

Board-certified veterinary neurologists spend an additional four years after veterinary school receiving specialized, advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions in animals.  After this training, they take several rigorous examinations in which only one of three passes.  There are less than 300 board-certified veterinary neurologists in all of North America.  Southeast Veterinary Neurology is fortunate to employ three board-certified neurologists, all of which passed the examination on their first try.

What Conditions Do You Treat?

There are a wide range of conditions and diseases that our veterinary neurologists at Southeast Veterinary Neurology diagnose and treat. Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), seizures, balance problems, encephalitis, paralysis, atlantoaxial instability, lumbosacral stenosis, hydrocephalus, degenerative myelopathy and brain tumors are just a small sample of the conditions that our Miami veterinary specialists effectively handle on a daily basis. These types of ailments can be hard to pinpoint and require the best training and equipment to diagnose in order to ensure the best remedy or treatment protocol is devised and implemented.

Animal Neurological Diseases


Intervertebral Disk Disease

Intervertebral Disk Disease

IVDD in dogs is a common cause of back pain, rear limb paralysis, and inability to walk or feel the back legs. [...]

Cervical Disk Disease

Cervical Disk Disease

Cervical Disk Disease

Cervical intervertebral disk disease may cause a range of clinical signs including pain. […]




Encephalitis, meningitis and GME all refer to inflammation of the nervous system. Encephalitis means ‘inflammation of the brain’ […]




Seizures are the most common neurological condition in dogs. A seizure is the clinical manifestation of excessive and hypersynchronous electrical activity in […]

Atlantoaxial Luxation

Atlantoaxial Luxation

Atlantoaxial Luxation

Atlantoaxial luxation typically affects young, small breed dogs such as the Yorkie, Toy Poodle, and Chihuahua but any breed or age can be affected. […]

Fibrocartilaginous Embolism


Fibrocartilaginous Embolism

Fibrocartilaginous embolism is a relatively common cause of difficulty walking in dogs. […]

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors

Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are a relatively common neurological problem in dogs and cats and typically affect older pets. […]

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9300 SW 40th St.
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We Treat Animals From Across Florida at Our Miami and Boynton Beach Locations

Duval County, FL

  • Jacksonville

Leon County, FL

  • Tallahassee

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  • Brandon
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Palm Beach County, FL

  • Boca Raton
  • Boynton Beach
  • Jupiter
  • Palm Beach Gardens
  • Wellington
  • West Palm Beach

Meet South Florida's Best Veterinary Neurology Team

Dr. Michael Wong

Dr. Michael Wong One of the fewer than 250 board-certified veterinary neurologists in North America.

During his time at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, he founded the UF Veterinary Business Management Association before graduating magna cum laude and has articles published on MRI, new treatments for encephalitis and brain tumors!

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Dr. Myri-Ann Melendez

Dr. Myri-Ann Melendez Dr. Melendez comes to us from Puerto Rico and specializes in Canine Rehab!

Dr. Melendez completed her undergrad degree at Louisiana State, then worked for North Shore Animal League. She then obtained her certification in canine rehab, which makes her a valuable addition to the SEVN team as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist!

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Dr. Franziska Peress

Dr. Franziska Peress Born in Germany and studied Veterinary Medicine in Czech Republic!

After meeting her husband at a small animal private practice in the Czech Republic, they moved to Israel in 2011 where she worked as a practitioner and shelter vet for 2 years before moving to the US. She began her residency in 2016 with SEVN!

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Dr. Nicholas De Pompa

Dr. Nicholas De Pompa Began helping animals as a child by trying to find homes for rescued dogs!

Upon graduation from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, he completed a 1-year internship and 3-year residency. His interest in pain management, and brain and spinal cord surgery is what drove him to become ACVIM Neurology board-certified!

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