The University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital is home to Scotland's first dedicated seizure clinic as well as operating as one of the largest neurology referral clinics in Europe.
How we can help
Our specialist vets provide consultations, further investigations, medical and surgical treatments for diseases of the peripheral nervous system such as:
- Movement disorders
- Vestibular diseases (inner ear disease, dizziness, etc.,)
- Facial paralysis
- Inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord (mennigitis, encephalitits, myelitis), intervertebral disc disease (slipped disc)
- Vertebral malformations
- Neuromuscular diseases (polyneuropathies, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, masticatory muscle myositis)
- Head trauma
- Spinal fractures
Here at the Small Animal Hospital we have access to a number of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities including:
- Electrodiagnostic techniques (electromyography and nerve conduction studies)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Computerised radiology
- Computerised tomography (CT)
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Ultrasonic surgical aspirator
- 3D printing and patient-based virtual surgical planning
Neurology Seizure Clinic
Our Neurology Seizure Clinic provides a complete medical assessment, treatment plan and life-long support for the patient.
Epilepsy Clinical Trial
Canine epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in dogs. Up to one third of epileptic dogs do not respond to conventional anti-seizure medications. If your dog suffers from epilepsy, they may be eligible to take part in our clinical trial.
Meet Your Vets
MIRO DVM MSC MRCVS
Clinician in Veterinary Neurology
Ana graduated from the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio in Madrid, Spain in 2008. In 2009 she completed a rotating internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio. During the three following years she completed a Master in Small Animal Medicine at the same hospital. After this, she began a three-year residency in Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio and the private referral Hospital Veterinario Vetsia combined. Ana joined the neurology team at the University of Glasgow in December 2019. Ana’s clinical interests include traumatic brain injury, seizures, immunotherapy in neurological diseases and neurosurgery.
MA VETMB DIPECVN MRCVS
European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Kate Stalin graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2003 before working in general practice in Aberdeen. In 2005 she returned to Cambridge as a resident in neurology. After completing her initial training at the University she then completed her residency running a neurology service in a private referral practice in the north of England. In 2008 Kate was awarded her European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology and subsequently worked as a clinical neurologist at Stone Lion Veterinary Hospital. In 2012 Kate joined the neurology team at University of Glasgow. Kate’s clinical interests include neurosurgery, inflammatory brain disease and CNS neoplasia.
MVZ MVM DIPECVN MRCVS
RCVS & European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Rodrigo graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 2005. He spent one year in practice in Mexico before beginning an internship in 2006 at the National Veterinary School of Nantes, France. In January 2009 he began a three year residency in Neurology at University of Glasgow and in 2012 he was awarded his European Diploma in Veterinary Neurology. He also completed a Master in prognostic factors in spinal cord injury in dogs. In 2013 Rodrigo Became a University Clinician. Rodrigo’s clinical interests include neurosurgery, spinal cord injury and Vertebral column deformities.
Adriana graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in 2005 and spent following years working in small animal practices both in Poland and in the UK. In 2017 she undertook a small animal rotating internship at Glasgow University Small Animal Hospital and in 2018 she joined the Neurology Service as a resident in neurology and neurosurgery. Adriana is interested in all areas of neurology, but is particularly interested in epilepsy and neurosurgery.
Karen qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2005. After working in general practice, she moved to an accident and emergency & hydrotherapy unit. That is where she gained a passion for rehabilitation and hydrotherapy, working within a team of nurses responsible for outpatient hydrotherapy. In 2009, Karen joined the small animal hospital as a support nurse and spent a lot of time with the neurology patients. This is where she discovered a love for neurology and nursing spinal patients. Finally, in August 2012, Karen joined the neurology team as specialist support neurology nurse.
RVN VTS NEUROLOGY
Zoe qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2012 and after a year in general practice began work at the University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital. Zoe has had a keen interest in neurology since her time at the Small Animal Hospital as a student veterinary nurse -finding nursing these patients particularly rewarding. Since joining the Small Animal Hospital as a rotational nurse Zoe has been able to and encouraged to pursue her this interest and passion for neurology nursing. In July 2019 Zoe became only the second veterinary nurse in the UK to gain the American VTS certificate in Neurology.
Mhairi qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2018 from Edinburgh Napier University. After a placement at the small animal hospital, she joined as a rotating veterinary nurse. She enjoys nursing neurology patients and assisting with physiotherapy and hydrotherapy. She is currently working in the neurology department as maternity cover as well as continuing to develop her skills through rotating round the departments.
Jos graduated from Utrecht University in 2015 and started her first year in general practice in the south of The Netherlands. Following this, she returned to Utrecht University as an intern in internal medicine where she worked for 1.5 years. After completing the internship, she travelled overseas to undertake a rotating internship at the Massey University in New Zealand. Starting from February 2019, Jos joins the Neurology Service as a resident Neurology/Neurosurgery at the Small Animal Hospital in Glasgow. Jos clinical interests include inflammatory CNS disease, neurosurgery and neurorehabilitation.
VERONICA GONZALO NADAL
Veronica graduated from Murcia University in 2012 and spent the following years working in small animal practices in Spain. In 2015 she started her first rotating internship at a private referral hospital in Barcelona, before moving to the UK in 2017, when she undertook her second rotating internship at North Downs Specialist Referrals. In 2018, she became the Neurology intern at Pride Veterinary Centre. She joined the Neurology Service at the University of Glasgow in August 2019 as a resident in neurology and neurosurgery. Veronica is interested in inflammatory and infectious central nervous system diseases, and electric encephalogram as a part of the diagnostic work-up in different types of seizures.