Neurology services are intended for companion animals. In particular, these services are either provided to VTH's patients in critical conditions or prior appointment. The Neurology unit works alongside local practitioners who wish to receive a second opinion or for referral purposes.

VTH's neurological services include examinations of a clinical nature, such as neurological examinations. Additionally, the unit also provides diagnostic services, such as digital radiology and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrodiagnostic testing (e.g. electromyography - EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test and audiometric testing (B.A.E.R.) to diagnose unilateral or bilateral hearing loss; the services also include collection of cerebrospinal fluid for testing.
The Neurology unit also performs spinal neurosurgery procedures.

The unit's staff is composed as follows:

  • Prof. Marco Bernardini (Head of Unit)
  • Dr. Alessia Valentini

Setting up an appointment
An appointment is required to access neurology services. Please call the hospital's reception desk at +39 049 827 2608. The receptionist will get you in contact with the veterinarian responsible for the service.

Opening hours
Surgery services are available on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

All VTH activities are particularly relevant for veterinary teaching. In this regard, it shall be noted that fourth- and fifth-year students of the single cycle degree course in veterinary medicine may be present as teachers and other veterinarians perform clinical activities.