Veterinary Neurology

Welcome Sean Sanders, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Neurology) to the AMCS Team! Dr. Sanders is available on Fridays and Saturdays, and will be focusing on advanced imaging and neurosurgery procedures at AMCS! Dr. Sanders’ schedule is limited to part – time. To make scheduling more reasonable and accessible to those patients who can best benefit from his expertise, Dr. Sanders is no longer proving general neurology care. As an experienced neurosurgeon, he is limiting patients to those needing advanced imaging and neurosurgery procedures. These include cases of suspected spinal disease, seizures in older patients and those cases with demonstrated structural disease of the nervous system, who may require surgery.

Sean Sanders, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Sean Sanders, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Dr. Sean Sanders is a Board-Certified Veterinary Neurologist and Neurosurgeon.

His love of animals, science and learning drew him to become a veterinarian. He received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 1998.

He became fascinated with neurology during this time because of its complexity and his love to take on big challenges. Dr. Sanders completed his neurology residency in 2002, along with a PhD in Neuroscience in 2003 at Washington State University.

Dr. Sanders liked lab work, but loved surgery, which drew him away from Washington State University and into private practice. He is the author of “Seizures in Dogs and Cats” published by Wiley Blackwell and lectures nationally and internationally on topics related to Veterinary Neurology and Neurosurgery.

Dr. Sanders spends much of his time teaching advanced neurosurgery to neurology residents and practicing neurologists.

When Dr. Sanders is not working, he is spending time with his wife, dogs and rabbit.

He also enjoys working on old cars, building wooden boats, building and playing classical guitars, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking.


Diagnostics and Procedures


  • Advanced imaging (eg, MRI, Computed tomography [CT scan])
  • Spinal taps and spinal fluid analysis
  • Spinal surgery
    • Hemilaminectomy for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation or spinal tumor resection
    • Ventral slot – most commonly performed for the treatment of intervertebral disc herniation in the neck
    • Laminectomy
    • Abscess
  • Brain surgery (craniotomy)
    • Resection/treatment of brain tumors
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Abscess

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