Isabelle Ducharme

DVM, DVSc, DACVIM (Neurology)
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Veterinary Specialist
Neurology
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Dr. Ducharme graduated from the University of Montreal in 1990 and then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After her internship, she worked at the University of Montreal as a clinician in internal medicine where she developed her interest in veterinary neurology. She pursued a residency in neurology at the University of Guelph and attained her ACVIM, Neurology. Dr. Ducharme divides her time working for a Specialty/Referral Hospital in Michigan and with us here at London Regional Vet. Dr. Ducharme has a keen interest in seizures, diagnostic imaging, electrodiagnostics and neuromuscular disease.

Dr. Ducharme shares her London home with her husband and two daughters.
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Neurology

Dogs and cats can experience many of the same neurologic disorders as human beings. Pets experiencing neurological conditions may present with a large spectrum of clinical signs which may include seizure activity, exercise intolerance, weakness, mentation changes, lethargy, stiffness, lameness, unsteady gait, head tilt, facial asymmetry, facial twitching and pain of unknown origin.

Diagnosing and treating a neurologic disorder can be complex which is why family veterinarians will often turn to our Neurology Department for expert advice and/or care.

Our Neurology Department specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. When a patient presents to this service, our goals are to characterize the clinical signs and to determine where the problem is located within the nervous system. With the help of a good history from the client, a list of conditions is established and a diagnostic plan is discussed.

Procedures Offered:

  • Standard radiographs
  • Spinal fluid analysis
  • CT Scan
  • Specific blood analysis
  • Serum titres and levels
  • Muscle and nerve biopsies

The Conditions We See:

  • Seizure activity
  • Neuromuscular conditions such as neuro/myopathy and myasthenia gravis
  • Meningitis and encephalitis
  • Caudal occipital malformation, syringomyelia/hydromyelia
  • Spinal cord conditions; including intervertebral disc diseases, wobbler syndrome, cancer

What to Expect:

Presently the neurology service offers appointments every Thursday and Friday. To schedule an appointment, we ask that referring veterinarians submit a referral form. We will call clients directly to set up an appointment. For more urgent cases we ask that the referring veterinarian calls us directly on a Thursday or Friday.


London Regional Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital

41 Adelaide St North Suite 45

London, ON N6B 3P4

Main: 519-432-3300

Fax: 519-432-0298

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Tue: Open 24 hours

    Wed: 12:00 am - 8:00 am

    Thu: Closed

    Fri: 2:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Sat-Sun: Open 24 hours

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