The Neurology Service at the University of Glasgow is one of the largest in Scotland offering comprehensive consultation, diagnostics, treatment and care for dogs and cats with neurological disease.
How we can help
Diagnostic procedures are available for the investigation of intracranial, spinal, or neuromuscular disorders. We are experienced in more common neurosurgical procedures for intervertebral disc disease as well as more advanced procedures such as tumour resection, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement, and spinal stabilisation. Our caseload includes the diagnosis and treatment of:Seizures
- Movement disorders
- Brain and spinal tumour
- Vestibular diseases (inner ear disease, dizziness, etc.,)
- Inflammatory diseases of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis, encephalitis, myelitis), Intervertebral disc disease
- Chiari-like malformation and syringhydromyelia
- Vertebral malformations
- Neuromuscular diseases (polyneuropathies, myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, masticatory muscle myositis)
- Neurological emergencies such as spinal fractures and head trauma
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
Our Specialist Services
Neurology Seizure Clinic
Our Neurology Seizure Clinic provides a complete medical assessment, treatment plan and life-long support for the patient.
Meet the team
Kate Stalin 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.
Rodrigo Gutierrez-Quintana 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.
Ana Cloquell 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.
Adriana Kaczmarska DVM MRCVS
Clinician in Neurology
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.
Jos Bongers DVM MRCVS
Research Clinician in Neurology
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.
Maria Pasierbinska DVM MRCVS
Resident in Neurology
Maria graduated from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW, Poland, in 2013. She worked as a first opinion vet and after two years started her journey with neurology enrolling in a PhD program in preclinical neuroscience and neuro-oncology research at Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw. In 2019 she undertook neurology internship at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists in Winchester, UK, and after completing it become a Junior Clinician in Neurology at the University Small Animal Hospital. In 2022 she become a resident in Neurology and Neurosurgery and started a master project investigating changes in miRNA levels in canine idiopathic epilepsy. Maria is particularly interested in neurosurgery, neuro-oncology and epilepsy.
Chris Skinner BVSc (Hons) MRCVS
Resident in Neurology
Chris graduated from the University of Brisbane, Australia, in 2018. He then undertook an internal medicine internship in a private hospital in Brisbane, followed by two years as a neurology intern. He spent the next 8 months working in emergency and critical care in Newcastle, Australia, before joining the University of Glasgow Small Animal Hospital in 2022. Chris is interested in all areas of neurology, with particular interest in the gut-brain axis and epilepsy.
Clara Eugenia Sarro Magana DVM MRCVS
Junior Clinician in Neurology
Originally Spanish, Clara graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest in 2020. She moved to Jersey in the Channel Islands to work in a mixed practice for one and a half years before moving to Glasgow, where she completed a rotating internship at the University Small Animal Hospital. She has now joined the team in Glasgow as a Junior Clinician in Neurology. Clara is passionate about all aspects of neurology and is particularly interested in movement disorders and neurosurgery.
Karen Holmes RVN A1
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.
Zoe Hatfield 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.