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Lauren R. Talarico, Veterinary Specialist

DVM, DACVIM/Neurology


• BS, Bucknell University
• DVM, Cornell Univeristy
• Internship: University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
• Residency: Cornell University
• Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Neurology

Special Interests/Expertise:
Surgical management of cranial cervical junction malformations (Chiari-like malformations and atlanto-occipital overlapping), spinal surgery, medical management of autoimmune and infectious brain disease, and MRI analysis!


Published in the following veterinary journals:
• Denervation of the tensor veli palatini muscle and effusion in the tympanic cavity. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. In press.
Surgical Treatment of a Meningoencephalocele in a Cat. Veterinary Surgery. Volume 40. Issue 4. June, 2011.
• Idiopathic granulomatous and necrotizing inflammatory disorders of the canine centralnervous system: a review and future perspectives. Journal of Small Animal Practice. Volume 51. Issue 3. March, 2010.

Book chapters include:
• Intracranial Neoplasia in Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal. Volume 1
• Polyradiculoneuritis in the Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition
• Lysosomal Storage Diseases in the Clinical Veterinary Advisor: Dogs and Cats, 2nd Edition
• Myopathies in A Practical Guide to Canine & Feline Neurology, 3rd Edition
• Neuropathies in A Practical Guide to Canine & Feline Neurology, 3rd Edition
• Non-Infectious/Inflammatory Disease of the Central Nervous System in Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy Volume XV

Research grants include:
• American Syringomyelia & Chiari Alliance Project Research Grant-Collaborate research on canine Chiari-like Malformations through Children's National Hospital, Washington DC.

Raesynette, the chocolate Labrador with the constantly wagging tail.

Personal Facts:
Lauren grew up in the southern New Jersey beach area and loves the outdoors. She is an avid marathon runner, cyclist and swimmer. In her free time, Lauren enjoys working on her surgical and genetic Canine Chiari-Malformation research projects through Children's National Pediatric Neurosurgery and spending time with her best dog buddy, Raesynette.

Member of the VCA SouthPaws Team Since: July 20, 2012

Lauren R. Talarico

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