Our veterinary specialists love working closely with primary veterinarians to provide pet owners and pets with high-level care in a familiar and trusted setting. Our team includes advisory specialists across multiple in-demand specialties, including neurology. Learn why neurologist Dr. Anne Chauvet chooses to consult through VESPECON and how she and the rest of the team can help you improve your veterinary practice.

What does a veterinary neurologist do?

Veterinary neurologists are certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the neurology subspecialty. These veterinarians diagnose and treat diseases and conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and neuromuscular systems in varying animal species. Neurologists are skilled in performing and interpreting advanced diagnostic tests, such as MRI, CT, and spinal fluid analyses, and treating diseases medically and surgically.

A veterinary neurologist typically works in a large referral hospital with access to advanced imaging and surgical facilities. Their schedules typically include outpatient consultations, recheck examinations, diagnostic procedures, neurologic emergencies, and advanced surgeries. They commonly treat neurological conditions that include IVDD, epilepsy, tumors, inflammation, degenerative disorders, infections, cognitive dysfunction, and trauma. 

How consulting with a neurologist can help veterinarians and pets

Pets with neurologic disorders undoubtedly benefit from in-person neurologist referrals, especially if they require advanced imaging or surgery. However, remote consulting can fill a gap for clients who cannot afford a referral, want to try other treatments first, or their pet has an unclear diagnosis. Suggesting a consultation can show your client you have their pet’s best interests in mind and build long-term loyalty and trust.

Remote consultation with a VESPECON neurologist like Dr. Chauvet can help you manage individual cases by assisting with differential lists, diagnostic interpretation, and treatment plan development based on the client’s available resources and wishes. Over time, reaching out to our experts will help you develop better neurological examination techniques and a broader knowledge base to identify and address common issues. 

Dr. Chauvet’s take on VESPECON

Our advisory specialists work hard to meet general practitioner needs and take pride in improving the lives of pets, clients, and veterinary professionals. We asked Dr. Chauvet a few questions to learn what she most enjoys about working for VESPECON and how she feels specialist consultation can improve patient care.

Question: What do you like best about working with general practice veterinarians to help their clients and patients?
Answer: Working with general practice veterinarians on individual cases allows me to help them make pets better, one at a time.

Q: How do you think VESPECON improves lives?
A: VESPECON makes specialist knowledge and expertise available at a general practitioner’s fingertips, which ensures they have the tools they need to improve pet lives and make their own professional lives more satisfying.

Q: Describe a situation where you were able to help a veterinarian with a difficult case.
A: I’m able to help veterinarians with difficult cases every day! Forming relationships with primary veterinarians and getting pets back on their feet is inherently rewarding.

Q: What would you say to a general practice veterinarian who is unsure about VESPECON’s services?
A: Telemedicine can make a huge difference in patient care, especially if local specialist availability is limited. 

VESPECON consulting services use a video telemedicine platform that enables veterinarians and specialists to form lasting, collaborative relationships that benefit patients and clients. Learn more about our services by visiting the website, or contact us to set up a consultation with Dr. Chauvet or another specialist team member.