Vienna, VA(703) 281-5121
Our pets are commonly afflicted with various forms of neurologic disease including problems in the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves. At VSC Neurology/Neurosurgery, we provide cutting edge medical and surgical treatment for your four-legged family members.
Veterinary Surgical Centers provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for small animals with neurological disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Neurosurgical procedures performed at VSC include craniotomies for tumors, infection, malformation and trauma of the brain, and spinal surgery for treatment of intervertebral disc disease, cervical sypondylomyelopathy (Wobbler’s syndrome), lumbosacral disease, spinal cord/vertebral tumors, spinal fracture stabilization, and atlanto-axial malformation. VSC also treats all non-surgical forms of brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular disease.
VSC’s Board-Certified Neurologist works with your primary veterinarian to determine the best course of treatment for your pet. VSC makes use of on-site digital radiography, CT scan, myelogram, and CSF collection and MR Imaging (MRI) available at a nearby facility to make a diagnosis. We provide out-patient and in-hospital patient care as needed. Post-operative or critically ill patients requiring hospitalization receive 24/7 care from the doctors and staff of The Hope Center in Vienna.
As an added benefit to your pet’s medical management or post-operative healing plan, we refer to our in-house Physical Rehabilitation Practitioner. Physical Rehabilitation is very important to patients recovering from neurological disorders or surgical procedures. Our Rehab Specialist will work closely with you to create a physical rehab program tailored to your pet’s needs.
Neurology sees appointments on Monday through Friday. Call VSC at 703-242-6000 to speak with one of our CSR’s and make an appointment during business hours.
Neurology is available 24/7 for emergency consults. The department can be reached at VSC during regular business hours. After-hours, please call the Hope Center at 703-281-5121.
Dr. James Campbell earned his PhD in Neurosciences at Binghamton University in New York in 2002. He then studied Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University and graduated in 2008. After a one-year internship at Cornell University he completed a residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at North Carolina State University. During his residency he developed a keen interest in neurosurgery, getting extensive training in spinal stabilization techniques and craniotomies (brain surgery), as well as in the more common neurosurgical procedures (various surgeries for disk disease). His research interests include spinal electrophysiology and medical management of inflammatory brain disease. In his free time Dr. Campbell enjoys playing ice hockey. He also pursues many outdoor activities, including kiteboarding and mountain biking. When enoying the outdoors he is usually accompanied by his large mutt, Angus.
Dr. Katherine Crook graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She completed a one-year rotating internship in medicine and surgery, followed by a one-year neurology internship at a private practice in Connecticut. Dr. Crook then went on to pursue a three-year residency in Neurology/Neurosurgery at North Carolina State University. During her residency she was involved in and published research aimed at improving the current therapy for inflammatory brain and spinal cord disease. She also developed an interest in neurosurgical procedures, where she gained training in spinal decompression procedures and craniotomies.
Dr. Crook was a member of her undergraduate tennis team, and is still very active playing tennis, running and hiking in her free time. She also enjoys spending time with her three-legged cats, Punky and Newman.
“This is our first emergency visit with our dog. It was a very positive experience. ”
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