Dr. Michael Wong is one of fewer than 300 board-certified veterinary neurologists in North America. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine, and while there, he founded the UF Veterinary Business Management Association. He went on to complete a medical and surgical internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. He subsequently received his neurology and neurosurgery training at North Florida Neurology.
After completion of his residency, he successfully passed his neurology certifying examination and became board-certified in veterinary neurology the same year. He was one of the first veterinary neurologists to complete the Advanced Neurosurgical Certification. He founded Southeast Veterinary Neurology (SEVN) in 2010.
SEVN is South Florida’s leader in veterinary neurology, neurosurgery, and advanced imaging. SEVN specializes in diseases of the brain, spinal cord, and neuromuscular system, including seizures, paralysis and hind limb weakness, balance disorders, neck, or back pain, and weakness.
Dr. Wong has lectured at the local, state and national level and has instructed veterinary students at the UF. He has published articles on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), new treatments for encephalitis and new treatments for brain tumors. He enjoys all aspects of neurology, but his passions include spinal surgery, seizure management, management of encephalitis and MRI in the diagnosis of neurological disease.
In 2014, Dr. Wong was featured on several local news stations in Miami for helping a paralyzed dachshund with a free surgery. You can find more information about this “Christmas Gift” to a wonderful family here:
Is his free time, Dr. Wong enjoys spending time with his wife and family, mountain biking, surfing, and playing the bass guitar and ukulele.
Literally, could not have better things to say about this facility....I brought Toby in a 3:30 am on February 20th. I had to drive 3.5hrs since I live in the keys and they were the only facility that could treat his paralysis. We came in panicked and scared but were met with kindness and calmness. Dr. Little and a technician performed a few tests on Toby and gave me an honest review on what I was looking at for his diagnosis and cost of treatment. We followed up with the head Dr. In the morning, Dr. Wong, for an MRI. After the results were in Dr. Wong came in and sat on the floor with us to talk me through everything and my one million questions. He was incredibly knowledgeable and down to earth, as was their entire staff. I left Toby there for about a week for in-house rehab, where my worries were eased by twice a day phone call updates and pictures of Toby's progress. I continued to drive up on my off days and stay in a hotel to be with him and learn some of his therapy moves. Toby came in not being able to walk on his hind legs and left the facility walking weird, but on his own, lots of work ahead! I have fallen in love with this facility and its staff SO MUCH that I asked if I could drive 3.5hrs just to job shadow here. I can promise you if you take your pet here, your pet's care will not be of concern. My Toby was loved on so much and treated with the utmost care. Thank you so much, Southeast Veterinary Neurology!! Shelbi Lowe
After reading the article about Dr. Michael Wong doing emergency back surgery on a dachshund named Lola and giving the baby back to her parents pro bono, you give the human race a great rep! Thank you for restoring some of my faith in humankind!Michelle Hovatter