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Neurology2018-07-02T07:49:21+00:00
Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVN
Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVNNeurology Specialist - Athens, Georgia
Dr. Justin D. Thomason received his DVM degree from Oklahoma State University. He completed a small animal internship at the University of Missouri and residency in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Georgia.
Justin’s professional missions are:  clinical teaching, fear-free veterinary visits, providing excellent clinical service and consultations, and advancement of cardiology utilizing clinical research.  His dedication to these missions have earned him the 3rd Year Veterinary Teaching Award (2014), Pet Tribute Award (2014), Zoetis Veterinary Distinguished Teaching Award (2015), and a net promoter score of 94% compared to the industry average of 77% for clinical cardiology service.

Neurology

Board Certified Neurologists are specially educated about conditions afflicting the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. 

A Neurologist might see patients who are affected by:

  • Paralysis or weakness in their limbs
  • Spinal pain
  • Behavioral changes
  • Balance issues
  • Tremors
  • Seizures

Common tests used to diagnose an animal’s neurological issues include:

  • MRI scan
  • CT scan
  • Myelograms
  • Spinal fluid analysis
  • Muscle, nerve biopsy
  • Electrophysiology