Southeast Veterinary Neurology of Miami

Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery in Miami, 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

IVDD

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

Encephalitis

Encephalitis

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

Seizures

Seizures

Seizures

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

Mako

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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Phone

(305) 274-2777

Address

9300 SW 40th St.
Miami, FL 33165

Hours of Operation

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Why Would My Pet Need a Veterinary Neurologist?

Many problems your pet may experience are fairly straightforward and can be treated by most veterinarians.  However, many neurological problems are best managed by an expert in neurology.  Changes in behavior, convulsions and seizures, holding the head in strange positions (which could mean a balance problem or neck pain), dragging of the limbs or difficulty standing or walking are all common symptoms of neurological problems.  

Many neurological conditions are emergencies or are urgent.  If your pet is exhibiting any of the symptoms above, they would likely benefit from a consultation with a board-certified neurologist.

Who Is Southeast Veterinary Neurology?

At Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN), our staff is dedicated to the health and welfare of your pet. We have the only team of board-certified neurologists in South Florida.  Our neurologists and staff are selected not only for their expertise and training but also for their compassion and “bedside manner”.  Many of our staff members have pets with neurological conditions that have been treated at SEVN.

We also have cutting-edge diagnostic equipment including a high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner. This makes us the most technologically-advanced neurology and neurosurgery service in all of South Florida. 

Whether the problem is Intervertebral Disk Disease, seizures or any of a host of other neurological conditions, our Miami veterinary neurologists will be able to get to the root of the problem quickly and then devise a plan to get your pet healthy again. Since our founding in 2010, we have helped over 20,000 pets recover the ability to walk. Let us show you what we can do for yours.

Meet South Florida's Most Experienced 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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