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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Montgomery AL Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery for Conditions of the Brain & Spinal Cord

Veterinary Neurosurgery

At Carriage Hills Animal Hospital, our veterinary team has a special interest and expertise in neurology and neurosurgery. We accept current patients and veterinary referrals for these specialty services.


Neurologic Conditions in Pets

Veterinary neurology is the study of the animal’s nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Common problems associated with veterinary neurology include seizure disorders such as epilepsy, spine and head injuries, cancer, stroke, and intervertebral disc disease.

Symptoms of neurologic dysfunction include seizures, weakness, paralysis, staggering, confusion, back or neck pain, gait abnormalities, and circling. Both traumatic injuries and congenital problems can cause serious or life-threatening conditions for your pet and should be addressed immediately.


Diagnostics & Neurosurgery

We offer most neurological diagnostics and procedures. Additional services include:

  • Thorough neurologic exams
  • Brain and spinal imaging, including myelography and radiography
  • Access to MRI services
  • Spinal fluid analysis
  • Neurosurgery of spinal cord, nerves, and muscle
  • Critical and intensive care
  • Tumor biopsy

Neurological conditions can be considered a life-threatening emergency. Never wait when the possibility of stroke, seizures, injury, or other neurologic issue is concerned. The earlier we intervene, the more likely the possibility of recovery for your special animal companion.


Your Pet & Neurosurgery

Our experienced team will provide your pet with the ultimate in safety and skill during surgery. The highest standard of care is given to every patient, maximizing outcomes.

Once your pet is out of surgery, expect a stay in our critical care unit. We employ a pain management plan focused on comfort and reducing stress to the patient. Often, pets are referred for physical therapy during rehabilitation, to return them to mobility as soon as possible.


The Pet Vet

Carriage Hills Animal Hospital offers the services of general practitioner, Dr. Bill Van Hooser, who has 30 years of experience in spinal surgery. See Dr. Van Hooser on WSFA Channel 12, The Pet Vet, every Monday at 11:30 a.m.