The DVSC was initially founded in 1986, principally as a neurosurgical referral practice, with greater than 50% of the total case load being neurosurgeries. Our surgeons have been involved with the development and advancement of several neurosurgical techniques currently in use by other veterinary surgeons across the country.
The DVSC was the first referral practice in north Texas to routinely use MRI and CT for the diagnosis of spinal disease. Fluoroscopy is routinely used to aid in the safe placement of implants (pins, screws, wires) during neurologic surgeries. Intra-operative fluroscopy significantly reduces the risks associated with screw and pin placement in neurosurgical procedures such as spinal fusions and spinal fractures/luxations.
The most common neurosurgical diseases seen at the DVSC are: