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Skills Laboratory, Part 1: Performing a neurologic examination
Take your time and be thorough, advises this author-neurologist, who tells you step by step how to examine a patient with a possible neurologic problem.



Performing a neurologic examination is not difficult and can be easily included as part of your physical examination. The tricky part is the proper evaluation and interpretation of the findings (see the article "Skills Laboratory, Part 2: Interpreting the results of a neurologic examination"). As it is when performing a physical and orthopedic examination, it is important to be familiar with what is normal in dogs and cats before deciding what is abnormal in a given patient.

Veronique Sammut, DVM, DACVIM (neurology)
California Animal Hospital
1736 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025


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