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Specialty Services - Neurology

The clinicians, students and technician of the Neurology & Neurosurgery Service are part of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital team dedicated to provide exceptional care for your pet.  Our section is led by faculty members who are board certified in veterinary neurology/neurosurgery by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).   An outstanding group of resident and intern veterinarians also provide excellent care for your pet.  The team includes a registered veterinary technician to ensure quality patient care, coordination of service responsibilities and efficient client communication.   Our goal is to provide state-of-the-art care for diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical diseases of the nervous system.   In addition, our research program applies the concept of one medicine across all species to improve the health of both people and animals.   

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Dennis O’Brien, D.V.M., Ph.D
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Neurologist & Director of the Comparative Neurology Program
Chancellor’s Chair of Excellence in Comparative Neurology

Joan R. Coates, D.V.M., M.S.
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
Neurologist and Neurosurgeon & Service Leader

Daniela A. Mauler, D.V.M.
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Neurology
Assistant Teaching Professor


Neurology Residents

Nicholas Archambault, D.V.M.
Neurology and Neurosurgery

Melissa Carpentier, D.V.M.
Neurology and Neurosurgery

Christine Sibigtroth, D.V.M.
Neurology and Neurosurgery

Jeremy Shomper, D.V.M.
Neurology and Neurosurgery


Neurology Technician

Stephanie Gilliam, R.V.T., B.S., C.C.R.P.
Neurology/Neurosurgery Service Technician
Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation Technician


Specialty Services



Clinical Nutrition

Community Practice



Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Internal Medicine

Minimally Invasive Interventional Procedures




Physical Rehabilitation


Small Animal Surgery


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Regular Hours
Monday- Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(573) 882-7821

Emergency Services
Licensed veterinarian on premises
Available 24 hours a day
After hours and weekends,
please call (573) 882-4589

Clydesdale Hall
900 East Campus Drive
Columbia, MO 65211




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