The Animal Neurology & Imaging Center (The ANIC) provides what no other veterinary clinic in the area can—expertise in neurological examination, diagnosis and treatment for your pets. The specialized knowledge of our doctors ensures that your pet benefits from an accurate diagnosis and advanced treatment.
What It Takes to Become a Board-Certified Neurologist
The board-certified veterinary neurologists at The ANIC are certified by either the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) (sub-college Neurology) or the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN). To be eligible for certification, our doctors have completed:
- Four years of undergraduate education
- Four years of veterinary school
- One year of general internship
- One year of specialty internship
- Three years of neurology/neurosurgery residency
In total, our doctors have five more years of training, four of which are dedicated to the study and practice of neurology.
Why Having a Board-Certified Neurologist Matters
Dogs and cats are more than pets; they are furry members of your family. Like any family member, you want the best possible care for your family when neurological symptoms arise. That level of care is only available from our veterinary specialists.
Our board-certified neurologists provide:
- Ability to elicit more/more specific diagnostic information from pet owners by knowing what questions to ask
- Superior ability to diagnose your pet based on observation of neurological symptoms alone
- Advanced diagnostic imaging technology and the expertise it takes to interpret the results
- Unmatched expertise when performing brain surgery or spine surgery
In veterinary medicine, no regulatory board prohibits general practicing veterinarians from performing specialized procedures. However, the lack of neurological/neurosurgical experience can jeopardize the health and prognosis of your pet.