My Dog Has a Disk Problem, Now What?

My Dog Has a Disk Problem, Now What?
Disk problems in dogs are very common!  We see “slipped disks” in many breeds ranging from Dachshunds and Frenchies to Labrador Retrievers and Pitbulls and all the breeds in between.  Without a doubt, it is more common in the short dogs with long backs, also known as […]

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Treatment of Early, Partial Cruciate (CCL) Tears

Treatment of Early, Partial Cranial Cruciate Ligament Tears:
Why conservative treatment prior to full rupture is setting dogs back!

By Nicole S. Amato DVM DACVS (Small Animal)

The cranial cruciate ligament is one of the most important stabilizers in the canine knee, which makes it understandable why Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease (CCLD) impacts the canine population so […]

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GME Part 2: The diagnosis


We are using diagnostic tests to determine what the underlying cause of your pet’s symptoms are.  A lot of different diseases, ranging from cancers to infections can look the same way!

We always start with a basic blood panel/urinalysis – this is important for any sick pet (not to mention for the monitoring of healthy […]

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What is GME? Veterinary neurologists explain.

GME  (granulomatous meningo-encephalomyelitis) is a fancy name in medical terminology for a kind of inflammation affecting the brain, the spinal cord and the meninges (the covering of the spinal cord and brain).  The classic patient is a middle-aged, small breed dog of either sex – however, all ages and breeds can be affected.  What kind of […]

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Head trauma and pets!

Head trauma can occur in our pets!  Head trauma/traumatic brain injuries can occur with motor vehicles altercations, hard objects (such as golf balls and baseballs) and even the tools used to hit the balls.  Yes, it is true, sometimes animals can inadvertently, get hit in the head with a golf club or baseball bat!  […]

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What is a CCRT?

There are a lucky few of you that have already met someone with these initials behind their name. Let me tell you what they mean! CCRT stands for Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. These initials are awarded to veterinarians and physical therapist after they sit for 120 hours of continuing education followed by a 40 […]

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What is MRI?

There are always a lot of questions about MRI vs. CT. These two imaging modalities are very different. CT is a better modality for bone and lungs. CT is great for finding small fractures and identifying pulmonary disease. CT uses x-rays to obtain images. MRI is the gold standard for imaging soft tissues, and […]

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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is in Massachusetts!!!

You might ask yourselves why a veterinary neurologist/pain specialist decided to bring hyperbaric medicine (HBOT) to Massachusetts.

I first started considering this treatment modality years ago when I became frustrated with the lack of treatments for the many neurologic diseases I see.

So many of the diseases we attribute to vascular problems that we never find […]

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Should my pet see a Veterinary Neurologist?

When should I take my pet to see a veterinary Neurologist?

I am often asked this question by my friends, family, neighbors and a good number of people I meet when they find out what I do! Often, people are generally surprised that there is more to veterinary care than vaccines and itchy skin!


Most of […]

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Blood work services!

“Why should I do bloodwork on my pet, when I know I need a different test?”

This is a common question I hear from very educated clients. They come into my office with their pet that has an obvious neurologic problem, i.e. can’t walk! They know they need an MRI – they referred to a […]

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Covid-19 News:

During this Covid-19 pandemic, we are still open for business. We have protocols in place to protect our clients and our staff. No clients are allowed in the building and all communication and payment will be taken over the phone.

If you are requesting refills for medications; please know that we will do our best to fill them, but it can take up to 48 hours.  Please make sure you have enough medication left when you call.
We are closed on weekends and holidays.
Thank you for you understanding.