Neurology and Neurosurgery

The neurology and neurosurgery service at the Institute of Veterinary Specialists provides consultation, diagnostic evaluation and treatment pertaining to all aspects of neurological disease in small animal patients. 

Roger Clemmons, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology and Neurosurgery)

Dr. Clemmons graduated in 1973 from Washington State University as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After two years of private practice in the San Francisco Bay area, he returned to Washington State University and obtained his PhD in veterinary science with a focus on neurophysiology. In 1979, he accepted a position on the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida and is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery. He has been a veterinary educator for most of his career. He aso has been actively engaged in veterinary research including animal models, basic platelet physiology and neurodegenerative diseases.

In 2000, Dr. Clemmons became certified in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute and has taught traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine including acupuncture, TCVM herbal therapy, and TCVM food therapy. He has lecture on veterinary neurology and neurosurgery and TCVM practices throughout the world. 

What is a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist?
According to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification from the ACVIM.