The ANIC neurologists combine their extensive knowledge with cutting technology to bring your pet the best treatments available in a compassionate way.
Scott Schatzberg, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology / Neurosurgery), co-founder of the anic
Dr. Schatzberg is an internationally recognized authority in the field of veterinary neurology. Dr. Schatzberg completed his veterinary studies and PhD at North Carolina State University and his neurology residency at Cornell University. Dr. Schatzberg has worked for the past 10 years in both specialty practice and academia, conducting field-changing research and publishing over 100 manuscripts and book chapters. In addition to his current position as Director of Neurology at The ANIC, Dr. Schatzberg presently is an adjunct professor of neurology at Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Schatzberg routinely lectures both nationally and internationally to general practitioners and veterinary specialists to increase knowledge and awareness of veterinary neurology. In his spare time, he enjoys the great outdoors with his wife Dr. Katherine Cutter and their 2 boys Zander and Zachary.
Peter Brofman, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology / Neurosurgery & Internal Medicine), Associate Neurologist / Neurosurgeon
Dr. Peter Brofman grew up in Armonk, NY, but spent the past 11 years practicing neurology and neurosurgery in private practices in North Carolina and South Carolina. We are fortunate to have Dr. Brofman join The ANIC in August 2015 where he brings his veterinary neurology and neurosurgical expertise to the sunny Southwest!
Dr. Brofman received his Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. He completed a residency in internal medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York City then pursued his true calling to neurology when he completed his internal medicine residency in 2001. He was selected to train at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a concurrent 3 year residency in neurology and a Master's in Veterinary Science. Dr. Brofman is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in both neurology and internal medicine specialties. He has extensive experience in all aspects of both surgical and medical neurology with particular interest in spinal trauma and surgery; yet he still enjoys using his knowledge of internal medicine to help him approach cases with a broader perspective. Dr. Brofman’s practice philosophy focuses on quality of life for both his patients and their owners.
Dr. Brofman is very active in the neurology and veterinary communities. He is a founding member of the Veterinary Neurosurgical Society; is a member of the exam committee responsible for administering and evaluating the certification exam for The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Neurology Specialty; is the Neurology Section editor for the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association; is a member of the The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society; and routinely provides continuing education lectures for veterinarians and pet owners locally and out-of-state.
Carmen Yeamans, DVM, Associate of Neurology / Neurosurgery
Dr. Yeamans grew up in the Denver metropolitan area. She completed her undergraduate degree with Majors in Biochemistry and Animal Science at Colorado State University where she developed an interest in immunology. Following graduation she spent time conducting immunological research at National Jewish Medical Research Center in Denver, CO. She went on to complete her Veterinary Degree at Kansas State University.
She pursued advanced veterinary training through a rotating small animal internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn hospitals in Chicagoland area after graduation. While there she developed a strong interest in surgery, and completed specialized training at SAGE Centres for Veterinary Speciality and Emergency Care in the San Francisco Bay area in surgery. Here she continued to foster an interest in surgical neurology leading her to complete further specialty training in neurology and neurosurgery at Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles. Dr. Yeamans completed her neurology/neurosurgery residency in 2014 at the University of Glasgow. She has been working in the southwest region since her return to the United States in 2015.
Her interests include surgical neurology, brain tumor diagnosis and treatment and the challenge of immune mediated diseases of the central nervous system.
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Michelle Tensley, DVM, Neurology Resident (Year 3)
Dr. Tensley obtained her bachelor’s degree in zoology from The Ohio State University. She then went on to complete a master’s degree in biomedical science in 2005 and her DVM in 2012 – both at Colorado State University. After graduation, she moved back to the buckeye state to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, followed by a neurology internship at the VCA Animal Specialty Center in Columbia, SC. Dr. Tensley joined The ANIC in July 2014 for a 3 year residency training program in neurology and neurosurgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, watching OSU football, and exploring her new city with her husband Todd.