Neurology Department at Toronto Animal Health Partners in North York

Our pets suffer from many of the same diseases we do, including those affecting the spinal cord, brain, nerves and muscles. Diseases affecting these areas are managed by specialists called Veterinary Neurologists. Our neurologists work closely with other specialists in our hospital to provide the most up-to-date and collaborative care available for our cat & dog patients.

Toronto Animal Health Partners houses a high-field 3T MRI, improving detail and clarity that matches what is available in humans, while also reducing the total anesthetic time required for such procedures. We also have image-guided surgery available to access lesions in otherwise inaccessible portions of the brain, in as minimally-invasive way as possible.

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Services Offered

  • Consultation regarding the brain, spinal cord and neuromuscular dysfunction in dogs and cats, including intervertebral disc disease and other causes of weakness or paralysis, seizure management, encephalitis, tumours, and disorders of hearing and balance
  • Advanced Imaging including high-field MRI (3T) and 32-slice CT
  • Cerebrospinal fluid collection and analysis
  • Neurosurgery
    • Hemilaminectomy
    • Ventral slot procedure
    • Craniotomy
    • Stereotactic-guided brain biopsy
    • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement
    • Stabilization and fusion procedures
    • Fracture repair
    • Nerve and muscle biopsies
  • Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery and Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator (CUSA)

Common Reasons for Consultation

  • Abnormal gait (weakness or paralysis)
  • Spinal pain
  • Seizures and movement disorders
  • Vestibular dysfunction (loss of balance)
  • Cognitive changes

Neurology Team

Dr. Greg Kilburn

Head of Neurology


Dr. Alison Little

Veterinary Specialist


Dr. Steph Lovell

Neurologist and Neurosurgeon