Missy Carpentier, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) is a board-certified veterinary neurologist and neurosurgeon who received specialized training from both the University of Missouri and Veterinary Specialty Services.

Veterinary neurology pertains to conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves of animals.

Here at AERC, Dr. Carpentier has a High-field MRI that enables highly accurate diagnoses of neurological, spinal, and musculoskeletal conditions. In addition, she performs electrodiagnostics, spinal fluid analysis, and CT when appropriate.

Examples of some diseases that are treated by a board-certified veterinary neurologist include:

  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Lumbosacral Disease
  • Inflammatory disease of the central nervous system affecting the brain, spinal cord, and/or meninges
  • Inflammatory disease of the peripheral nervous system affecting the nerves and muscles
  • Epilepsy (seizures)
  • Neoplasia or cancer of the nervous system
  • Strokes
  • Vestibular disease

At AERC, our goal is to provide individualized care tailored to your family. Our specialists also value your relationship with your family veterinarian, so we make sure to keep your vet up-to-date about the care your pet receives.

Dr. Carpentier and her husband own, raise, train and manage approximately fifty Alaskan Huskies. The Huskies race in competitive sled dog racing throughout the United States! She has also served as a puppy raiser for the development of future guide dogs for Guiding Eyes for the Blind.

If you are considering a neurology consult for your pet, please contact us at (651) 501-3766 today, or ask your family veterinarian for a referral.