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The hearing test known as the brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) detects electrical activity in the animal's ear and hearing pathways in the brain in much the same way that an antenna detects radio signals or an EKG detects electrical activity of the animal's heart. The BAER is a non-invasive test that our veterinary pathology specialists use to detect inherited or acquired deafness. It is performed by placing very small electrodes under the skin of the scalp and small foam insert headphones into the ears. A computer produces noises that are directed into the ear and then the hearing response is collected by the computer resulting in a determination of hearing.
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Neurology

Neurology is the study of the nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and the junctions between nerves and muscles. Disorders of the nervous system can be very complex, with subtle signs, and frequently require specialized diagnostic procedures and advanced imaging to diagnose. Veterinary neurologists use highly specialized equipment to diagnose and treat...

Our Neurology Services

BAER Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potential Testing
Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection and Analysis
Dorsal Laminectomy (cervical and lumbosacral)
Electromyography EMG

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