Veterinary spinal surgery, or neurosurgery, is performed both by neurologists and surgeons. Unlike in human medicine, veterinary neurosurgery is not a specific sub-specialty.
The most common spinal surgery performed is the removal of herniated disc material causing spinal cord compression.
Other spinal surgeries performed include, but are not limited to:
- repair of spinal fractures
- removal of spinal tumors
- correction of atlantoaxial instability
- distraction-stabilization in dogs with Wobbler Syndrome