We offer consultations and urgent cases by appointment and via phone/email for your family veterinarians.
Typically, new neurologic consultations take about an hour. The doctor consults on all types of cases for a problem that appears to be neurological. Since neurology is a specialty, it is required that you have a family veterinarian to follow up with regarding treatment of other problems, vaccines, and a lot of times, maintenance of the neurologic problem under guidance.
Neurologic problems include:
- seizure disorders
- balance problems
- trouble walking
- disk disease
- brain tumors
- spinal cord tumors
- nerve and muscle problems
An oncology consultation is scheduled for about an hour. Generally a diagnosis is recommended prior to an appointment so the best guidance can be provided at the consultation time. The type of cancer will be discussed with information including additional diagnostics, median survival time, and treatment options. Our goal is for a better quality of life with an intolerance of side effects.
Pain consultations can be made for any pet with acute (new) or chronic (old) pain. Dr. Kube sees cases that have just had a surgery, trauma or have “arthritis” and “undiagnosed” pain to help figure out the cause. Dr. Kube is integrative and may recommend traditional pain medication, rehabilitation, LASER or acupuncture (not done at VNAP). She is also happy to consider any treatment options that you would like to discuss and any evidence supporting different treatments, as well as, point out when there may only be anecdotal “evidence”!
Rehabilitation consults can also be made for any pet with orthopedic, soft tissue or neurologic problems, as well as for fitness in pets. Rehab can include manual therapies, therapeutic exercises, LASER and underwater treadmill.
Cases that may benefit include:
- cruciate tears (no surgery)
- cruciate repairs
- fracture repairs
- shoulder problems
- muscle tears and sprains,
- abnormal gaits
- disk disease (with or without surgery)
*Due to the length of time involved in the treatment recommendations for all of these consultations – if any treatment are required the same day, we may need you to leave your pet for several hours or the entire day. This will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.
The doctors are happy to provide phone/email consultations for veterinarians.