Logan Donaldosn

Neurology – The Common and Uncommon

The lecture series focuses on the typical presentation, differential diagnosis, treatments and prognosis of common veterinary neurologic disease. A small portion of the lecture series will expose the clinician to atypical presentations of common neurologic diseases.

Hi, I’m Logan Donaldson, DVM, ACVIM

I teach this series. I am Chief of Neurology/Neurosurgery at VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Omaha, Nebraska. I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Before taking my current position, I worked at veterinary hospitals in Missouri and Michigan.

Courses in this series are $35 each when purchased separately. Enroll in the bundle and save $251.

Program Agenda and Learning Objectives

Live Interactive webinars (dates below), all starting at 5 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Central, 8 p.m. Eastern time. 10 Anytime On-Demand courses, released one at a time about one month after each webinar.

  1. The Neuro Exam Part 1: 1 HOUR January 10, 2022
  2. To review and trace the afferent and efferent pathways of the corresponding cranial nerve reflex
  3. To review and better localize a lesion to its appropriate neuroanatomic region
  4. To review how to appropriately perform the neurologic exam
  5. The Neuro Exam Part 2: 1 HOUR February 7, 2022
  6. To review understand the subtleties of the neurologic exam
  7. To review and further localize a neuroanatomic lesion to the exact location 
  8. To review tips and tricks on how to perform a complete neurologic exam with accuracy and efficiency
  9. The Clinical Approach to Seizures: HOUR March 7, 2022
  10. To review how to determine a seizure from other movement disorders
  11. To review when it is appropriate to start anticonvulsant therapy and what appropriate therapy entails
  12. To review how to approach the actively seizing patient during an emergency
  13. Vestibular Disease: 1 HOUR April 4, 2022
  14. To review classic presentations of vestibular disease
  15. To review the neurolocalization between central and peripheral vestibular disease
  16. To review appropriate diagnostics, treatments, and prognosis
  17. Encephalopathy: 1 HOUR May 9, 2022
  18. To review classic presentations of cortical/forebrain disease
  19. To review common and uncommon causes of cortical disease
  20. To review appropriate diagnostics, treatments, and prognosis
  21. The Approach to the Down Dog: 1-HOUR June 13, 2022
  22. To review appropriate patient neurolocalization
  23. To review appropriate differentials, prognosis, and treatment options
  24. To review appropriate referral information and other treatments/managements when a referral is not possible
  25. Myelopathies and Atlanto-occipital AbnormalitiesL 1 HOUR July 11, 2022
  26. To review classic and new presentations of various myelopathies and A-O junction abnormalities
  27. To review surgical and medical treatments for various myelopathies and A-O junction abnormalities
  28. To review bandage placement and at home and supportive care for patients of all sizes
  29. Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Fractures: 1 HOUR August 8, 2022
  30. To review the causes, treatments, presentations, and prognosis of acute Traumatic Brain Injury and chronic brain injury
  31. To review appropriate supportive care, prognosis, and referral process for spinal fractures
  32. To review select examples of patients with TBI and spinal fracture
  33. Select Cases in Veterinary Neurology: 1 HOUR October 10, 2022
  34. To review select cases and their abnormal presentation
  35. To challenge the clinician's critical thinking and diagnostic decision-making
  36. To review the treatment and prognosis associated with uncommon neurologic diseases or presentations
  37. Neuromuscular Junction Disease and Peripheral Neuropathies: 1 HOUR November 7, 2022
  38. To review presentation, clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatments for common Lower Motor Neuron Disease
  39. To review geographic and breed variation in Lower Motor Neuron disease
  40. To review cases, abnormal presentations, and pitfalls of Lower Motor Neuron Disease