This is Fanny and me. We, or I guess she really, are now in the fourth week after her CCL operation almost to the day that her other knee was operated on a year ago. Both by the wonderful, magical, and caring Dr. Haroush. Last year, pre-pandemic, with a looming scare, a big price tag and months of rehab in front of us, Dr. Haroush, Jose and the rest of this magnificent team treated us immediately, helped us in more way we could count all with the kindest and most knowledgeable of treatments. Fanny felt like it was another home and we felt like we were welcome to be as neurotic as we could be about our dog. She healed up quickly and then like clockwork which Dr. Haroush said might happen, it did again, the other knee. Now it was even worse with the Pandemic in full swing, money really tight, time tighter, it felt so huge and totally overwhelming. Did Dr. Haroush come to the rescue? He certainly did. Again, she is healing nicely, we are healing along with her and I would never send her to another vet as long as she lives. Dr. Haroush and team are spectacular in their wisdom and care. Along with treating Fanny it was like he was treating me for all the insanity we are all feeling right now. Everyday and beyond the care was present. And most of all Fanny feels loved and taken care of. What more could you ask for. I wish it was all this simple.
Welcome to the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at Animal Health Center, where specialized veterinary, medical, and surgical care is provided for animals with neurological diseases.
Animal Health Center at Veterinary Village is the only privately owned, state-of-the-art animal hospital in the tri-state area to have 24/7 access to the most advanced non-invasive diagnostic tool, the 1.5 tesla MRI, considered the golden standard in human medicine.
This superior imaging modality uses a 1.5 tesla to produce superior contrast resolution of images that can be manipulated real-time for enhanced viewing. This powerful magnet is most effectively used to scan organs, soft tissue, and enclosed structures. Plus it’s diagnostic superiority and non-invasive nature make it ideal for pre-surgical planning.
The MRI is the most accurate and effective option for diagnostic imaging- plus we will provide you with a radiology report within 24 hours.
At our state-of-the-art animal hospital, our team is headed by board-certified neurologists and veterinarians, each specialized in the neurological diseases of animals. Our expertise in neurologic assessment and our full range of non-invasive diagnostic imaging methods allow us to quickly and effectively provide treatment plans for patients with neurological disorders. Our deep commitment to employ the most cutting-edge and least invasive methods, ensure that under our care, each animal will experience the best quality of life possible.
Just like humans, animals can experience a range of challenges with their nervous system, including pain, weakness in their limbs, seizures, and issues with coordination, among others. The mission of our Neurology and Neurosurgery Department is to diagnose and effectively manage neurologic disorders in animals, which affect the brain inner ear, spinal cord, and vertebrae, and diseases, which affect the muscles, nervous system, and neuromuscular junction.
Commonly treated disorders:
Brain disorders (tumors, stroke, head trauma, inflammatory diseases, malformations)
Neuromuscular disease (such as myasthenia gravis)
Neck and back pain
Spinal cord disease- Intervertebral disc herniation (may result in paralysis)
Cancer diseases of the CNS (Central Nervous System)
Commonly performed procedures:
MRI and CT scans, spinal tap, muscle biopsy, nerve biopsy, tensilon testing, and spinal and/or brain surgery.