Neurology and Neurosurgery Available Full Time at BEVS
We are thrilled to announce that as of November 1, 2021, we began accepting patients in our new Neurology department. Our specialist, Allison Cowan, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), provides today’s most advanced diagnostic testing and treatment – including neurosurgery when necessary – for conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, muscles, or nerves. 

Our Neurology team is available to diagnose and treat your patients struggling with a wide range of conditions and diseases, including:

  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Congenital brain disease
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Encephalitis/meningitis
  • Head trauma
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lumbosacral disease
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Seizure disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Vestibular disease

When you refer your neurology patients to BEVS, you can rest assured that they will receive the most advanced, thorough, and thoughtful care available.
Tools and Technology
A timely, accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment of neurological disorders. That’s why BEVS has invested in leading-edge diagnostic equipment and offers a full range of testing capabilities onsite, including:

  • Computed Tomography (CT) - Multi-slice, with a gantry large enough to accommodate a giant breed canine’s chest
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) - With a 1.5-tesla magnet 
  • Myelograms
  • Spinal fluid analysis (Spinal tap)
Allison Cowan, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)  
Dr. Cowan grew up in southwestern Vermont. She graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Following graduation, she worked in New York City for a year before deciding to study veterinary medicine. Dr. Cowan enjoys all aspects of neurology but especially enjoys the treatment of inflammatory brain disease.

She shares her home with two cats (Flynn and Duncan) and a mixed-breed dog named Linus. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, yoga, fantasy football, spending time with friends, and cheering on the New England Patriots.
DVMCornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
InternshipsGeneral Rotation & Neurology/Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
ResidencyNeurology/Neurosurgery, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Board CertifiedAmerican College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
A Truly Collaborative Approach

The best relationships successfully serve the interests of both partners. Our goal is to support you, your practice, and your patients in a manner that works well for all parties.

Each month, we will be sending you information about our services and other items we hope you find helpful. If you have any questions about our Neurology/Neurosurgery department or would like to discuss a patient, please call us at 802.863.BEVS (2387). To help expedite the referral process, you can fill out our Patient Referral Form online, or visit our Referring Veterinary Portal. We’re here to help in whatever way we can.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols: Curbside Service 

For the health and safety of our clients and staff, we are providing exclusively curbside care until further notice. Please visit our COVID-19 web page for updates, including details on all of our safety protocols related to specialty appointments, visitation, discharge, medication refills, end-of-life options, and more. We are still experiencing a high demand for emergency veterinary services and continue to triage emergency cases to care for the most critically injured or ill pets first.
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