Neurologic Consultations are available at VSES on a part-time basis. The neurologist is at VSES once a month. For upcoming consultation availability please call VSES at 585-424-1260.
What Separates us From The Rest?
The extra training and experience that is required to achieve specialist certification ensures that the doctor has the most current knowledge and techniques available. As the only board-certified veterinary neurologist in Rochester, we are able to offer the highest level of neurological care without the need for extensive travel. Since the neurologist on staff is actively involved in clinical research, the most current diagnostic and treatment modalities for neurologic disorders are offered for patients at VSES.
For more information about veterinary specialization, please visit American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Curtis W. Dewey earned both his bachelor’s and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees at Cornell University.
Subsequent to graduating with his doctorate, Dr. Dewey entered and completed a rotating Small Animal Neurology/Neurosurgery residency at the University of California, Davis. He then served on the faculty of Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine for five years, followed by a five years in private specialty practice at Long Island Veterinary Specialists.
Dr. Dewey is currently an Associate Professor and Chief of the Neurology/Neurosurgery Service at Cornell University’s Hospital for Animals.
Beyond his extensive professional accomplishments, Dr. Dewey has spoken at multiple national and international veterinary meetings. He is also widely published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and related publications. Most recently, the second edition of his textbook, A Practical Guide to Canine and Feline Neurology, has been published by Wiley-Blackwell publishers.
Curtis Dewey, DVM, MS,
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Initial consultations generally take 45 minutes, including a complete neurological assessment and communicating with the owner. The neurologic examination is a series of reactions that are elicited from the pet (reflexes, responses to different stimuli, etc) that help us localize where the problem is in the nervous system. Once the examination is complete, we usually have a good idea of where the problem is. There is no way to tell what the problem is without further diagnostics (e.g., MR imaging, spinal tap, etc); however, we will generate a list of possible disorders from most to least likely, based on all the information available.
We provide diagnosis and treatment of both medical and surgical neurological disorders in dogs and cats. This includes medical conditions such as seizures and surgical disorders such as disk ruptures.
Consultations are set up by referral from your local veterinarian and are available one day each month. Please call VSES at 424-1260 for upcoming dates when neurological consultations will be available. Emergencies are seen as needed.