In June of 2014, a specialist evaluation, including a MRI performed by the Neurological team at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital in the San Fernando Valley (led by Dr. Jeremy O’Neill, with Medical Technicians Jonathan Ramirez and Abel Serrano – below) discovered a brain tumor as being the cause of seizures that were disrupting ‘Ernie’s’ life.
This promoted urgent surgery (craniectomy) to remove the tumor, which was identified as a meningioma, as shown below in the Ernie’s MRI images, which is the most common brain tumor seen in dogs and cats.
Good news! Here is Ernie with Dr. O’Neill two weeks after surgery, who is showing positive signs of recovery and preparing for his next step of treatment – radiation therapy to prevent the tumor from growing back.
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Clarisa Robles is now ‘Board Certified’.
This is no simple achievement. Besides having to complete veterinary school, an internship and a residency in a specialized area, further studies have to be undertaken over a number of additional years. This includes a publication accepted in peer reviewed journals, a time consuming and difficult endeavor that demonstrates and proves additional knowledge and expertise in a specific medical field.
So hats-off to Clarisa Robles, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) who specializes in neurology and who has shown a commitment above and beyond to providing the best possible care for animals. We love you Clarisa!
Dr. Robles is based at the ACCESS Los Angeles Specialty Animal Hospital and is available Tuesdays to Fridays for appointments.
Hello my name is Janine Hunter.
My dog, Apache, was seen by Dr. O’Neill (at ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital – San Fernando Valley) in April for pain symptoms on the right side of his face and eye.
Following his appointment with Dr. O’Neill, Apache was more comfortable, with less tilting the head to the left, and chewing on both sides.
In this little clip he has just woken-up and was happy to see me. (I had a hard time getting far enough away to get him in the picture – he’s my shadow!)
Thank you Dr. O’Neill.