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.

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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.

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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.

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