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Cornell animal hospital now offers 24-7 emergency neurology services

Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) has recently expanded its neurology and neurosurgery services for the public to include referrals and emergency appointments around-the-clock, seven days a week, for clinical services.

With the appointment of Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, assistant professor of neurology/neurosurgery, as well as a second neurology resident, the neurology/neurosurgery service at Cornell has been extended to accommodate animals suffering from suspected neurological diseases for full treatments and diagnostic services at any time.

About a dozen small animal neurology appointments are handled weekly at the CUHA, along with an active emergency caseload. Common illnesses treated are seizures, emergency spinal disease, Chiari-like malformations/syringomyelia and neuromuscular disease. Various diagnostic and treatment options, from surgical to non-invasive choices, are available for these maladies.

To make appointments or for life-threatening medical emergencies for companion animals, contact CUHA at 607-253-3060. For emergencies for equine and farm animals, call 607-253-3100. For more information, see

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