Penn Vet neurosurgeons are committed Preparing a patient, Penn Vet, Neurosurgeryto advancing neurosurgery to enhance the efficacy and scope of our discipline, and provide the best quality of life for our patients.

We provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for companion animals with neurological conditions.

Recently, to improve the precision of neurosurgical procedures, Penn Vet neurosurgeon Dr. Evelyn Galban partnered with Penn Design to print a 3-dimensional recreation of a dog's skull from a CT scan of a patient with a brain tumor. Innovations such as these are part of the Penn Vet tradition and a reflection of our deep commitment to our animal patients.



About Neurosurgery at Penn Vet

At Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital, we collaborate with teams throughout the hospital, as well as clinical experts at Penn Medicine.

Penn Vet, Neurosurgery team, Ryan Hospital

We performa a complete range of neurosurgeries on companion animals.

Intracranial neurosurgical conditions and procedures include:

  • Intervertebral disc herniation
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Wobbler syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head trauma

Our Clinical Team

The surgery faculty is a young, diverse, and enthusiastic group of clinical academicians dedicated to teaching and the advancement of clinical veterinary medicine. The surgery group has one of the largest pools of soft tissue surgery specialists at any veterinary hospital, academic or otherwise.

  Kimberly Agnello, DVM, DACVS
  • Assistant Professor, Small Animal Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
Peter Early, DVM, Penn Vet Neurosurgery Peter Early, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Veterinarian
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
Dr. Evelyn Galban, DVM, Penn Vet, Neurosurgery Evelyn Galban, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
  • Lecturer, Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery
Dr. Gail Smith, Penn Vet Surgery Gail Smith, VMD, PhD, DACVS
  • Professor, Surgery
  • Director, PennHIP
  • Orthopedic Surgery