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Johnny "Randy" Cross

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), Neurosurgery Certificate
Johnny Cross
Medical Director
Johnny Cross

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:

Neurology and Neurosurgery

Specialties Include:

Intervertebral disc herniation,
Vestibular disease
Canine cognitive dysfunction
Brain tumors
Inflammatory brain disease

My Pets:


Johnny Cross was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and then moved to Blacksburg, Virginia at the age of four. He attended Blacksburg Middle and High School where he played football, basketball, and soccer. He received his Bachelor's of Science from Virginia Tech in 2002 majoring in Biology with Minors in both Chemistry and Entomology. He then attended Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

After graduation, he continued his training as a rotating intern at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. Knowing for a long time he had a love for neurology/neurosurgery, he then completed his residency in neurology/neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He has several publications and has presented at the national level as well. Although interested in all aspects of veterinary neurology/neurosurgery, Dr. Cross is particularly interested in epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease, tumors of the nervous system, and infectious/inflammatory central nervous system diseases.

Although not a Midwest native, Dr. Cross is so happy to have chosen to build his career and live in Indiana. As the first neurologist in Indianapolis, he loves the unique and meaningful relationships he has built with general practitioners in the area. Dr. Cross lives here with his wife, two daughters, two dogs, one cat, and a horse.

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The neurology/neurosurgery service at AVCC is a comprehensive service providing diagnostics and treatments to patients with neurological condition. The staff on this service have the ability to diagnose and treat most neurological conditions. With on-site access to a 1.5Tesla GE MRI and GE Helical CT, same day imaging can be accommodated most of the time. The staff within this department perform medical and surgical neurology on a variety of conditions including

  • Advanced Epilepsy Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Consultation, Diagnosis and Treatment of
  • Intracranial Diseases
  • Vestibular Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Nerve and Muscle Diseases
  • Congenital and Inherited Neurological Diseases
  • Neurosurgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Congenital Malformation Correction (A-A luxation, Chiari Malformation, Hydrocephalus)
  • Brain and Spinal Tumors
  • Cervical Spondylomyelopathy €“ Wobbler's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Brain Biopsies
  • Nerve and Muscle Biopsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Tap Collection and Interpretation
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (MRI, CT, and myelograms)
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing €“ BAER, EMG and Nerve Conduction Velocity
  • Chronic Pain Management
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center

7712 Crosspoint Commons

Fishers, IN 46038

Main: 317-578-4100

Fax: 317-578-4900

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours


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