Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake | Jay McDonnell, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM | Annapolis & Towson, MD


At Veterinary Neurology of the Chesapeake, we know that you want the best possible care for your pet. Our goal is to offer you the most advanced neurological care available and let you decide what is best for your pet and family.


Treatment Cost


Our doctor will often spend an hour or more discussing with you your pet's problem and the possible diagnostic and therapeutic options. You will also receive a written report, and a copy of it will be faxed and mailed to your family veterinarian.


At the conclusion of the consultation, we will provide you with an overview of the costs of the various options. We understand that you may wish to consult with your family veterinarian or family members before making any decisions.


We can diagnose and treat a multitude of diseases including intervertebral disc disease, brain tumors, spinal tumors, joint disease, portosystemic shunts, and other diseases and conditions. To do this, we utilize the same state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment used in human medicine; this includes an 1.5 Telsa magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)—and other electrodiagnostics. In most cases, pets can be admitted for these diagnostic tests and go home the same day.


During MRI, companion animals require anesthesia, since the pet needs to be motionless for an extended period of time. During scans, we closely monitor the pet's heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels and other vital signs to ensure the pet's well-being. The MRI is conducted by a nationally certified radiologic technologist in radiography and MRI.

These are some of the reasons specialized veterinary care can be expensive.


We offer a variety of payment options including cash, check, VISA, MasterCard and Discover. Because we know that neurological problems are often unexpected, we also offer the use of CareCredit, the nation's leading client payment plan. Visit the CareCredit website to fill out an application and see if you qualify. This may allow you to finance 100% of your pet's care.


We welcome any questions you may have about your visit and financing.

Board Certified Veterinary Neurologist Dr. Jay McDonnell | Annapolis & Towson, MD