Articles by Dr. Michael Podell

Seizures – Chapter from BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Neurology 4th edition

Michael Podell, MS, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) The approach to and treatment of seizure disorders in small animals is similar in many respects to the treatment of various other ailments in veterinary medicine: an antecedent historical problem arises, a proper diagnosis is made to confirm the condition, and therapy is initiated to treat the underlying dis­ease […]... READ MORE

From Ear to Brain: A Short Pathway to Disaster

Michael Podell MSc, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Infectious otitis media and interna are a common clinical problem in dogs and cats. The majority of cases are due to a progression of otitis externa via the tympanic membrane. Rupture of the tympanic membrane, however, is not a necessity for extensional infection. An insidious, progressive infectious process […]... READ MORE

Update on Advanced Treatment Options for Epilepsy

Michael Podell MSc, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Over the past two decades, the number of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) available to veterinarians has expanded exponentially. Coupled with this increase is the ability to rapidly and accurately diagnose underlying brain disease with readily accessible MRI scanning. As a result, the veterinary community is attuned to the need for […]... READ MORE

Neurology Case Study: Sammy, 4-Year Old Boston Terrier

By Dr. Michael Podell Sammy is a 4 year-old male neutered Boston terrier that presented for evaluation of a recent history of new onset epileptic seizures starting the prior week. The owners had recently traveled from their winter home in Las Vegas and were visiting Chicago for the summer.  The trip was uneventful until Sammy […]... READ MORE

Ongoing Clinical Study to Evaluate the Benefit of Intravenous Fosphenytoin for the Emergency Treatment of Seizures in Dogs

By Michael Podell MSc, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) A prospective clinical study is currently underway at CVESC under the direction of Dr. Michael Podell to evaluate the benefit of a novel drug therapy for status epilepticus/cluster seizures in canine epilepsy.  We are conducting a controlled clinical trial to determine if intravenous (IV) Fosphenytoin (FOS), in […]... READ MORE