Our dedicated veterinary neurology service is run by Specialist Massimo Mariscoli and offers treatment for conditions affecting the brain, nervous system, spinal cord and muscles.

As part of a multi-disciplinary centre, patients benefit from the input of team members from other disciplines including anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, oncology and medicine.

Your initial consultation will usually last from 20 to 60 minutes, where we will take a thorough history and examine your pet. We will always discuss potential costs, outcomes and possible risks.

Your pet will usually need to stay with us for investigation and treatment after the consultation. We have extensive hospitalisation facilities to care for your pet if they do need to stay with us.

We offer treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:

  • Muscle diseases
  • Loss of limb function
  • Neck pain, back pain or trapped nerves
  • Seizures
  • Balance problems
  • Feline hyperaesthesia syndrome
  • Oro-facial pain syndrome
  • Neurological disorders in dogs and cats

Cutting-edge technology

We’re the only practice in Yorkshire to have a £20,000 state-of-the-art surgical microscope to treat neurology and neurosurgery pet referrals.

The Zeiss OPMI CS NC-2 neurosurgical microscope delivers better results and recoveries for pets by offering improved magnification, good illumination and extra stability.

As one of the only sites in the UK with this cutting-edge technology, we are better able to deal with complex neurological disorders in dogs and cats, such as spinal and brain surgeries.

Neurology Team

Massimo Mariscoli

EBVS® Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Head of Neurology

Massimo grew up in Italy and graduated from the University of Bologna in 1990. After the ECVN Diploma he was lecturer, associate professor and Head of a Small Animal Surgery and Neurology Service at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of the University of Teramo.

After Massimo’s President role of the Italian Society of Veterinary Neurology (SINVet), he moved to the UK in May 2017 to work as a Neurology Specialist then to the Head of Neurology position at a Small Animal Hospital.

His main clinical interests are epilepsy, inflammatory disorders of the central nervous system and neurosurgery. Massimo also has advanced techniques in Molecular Biology characteristics of Inflammatory disease of the central nervous system as well as Oncology of the central nervous system: diagnosis and treatment planning.

As Massimo was looking for a new challenge, he was pleased to learn the possibility to set up a dedicated Neurology service here at Paragon.


Michał Mól

ECVN Residency Trained Clinician in Neurology & Neurosurgery

Michał qualified in Poland as a veterinary surgeon with a title of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, and also has a degree in Business Management from The City University of New York, USA.

Before working in private practice in the UK, he was a Junior Clinical Training Scholar in Anaesthesia at The Royal Veterinary College in London. On successful attainment of a surgical residency in Poland and final examination he earned the title of Specialist in Veterinary Surgery.

Michał completed the General Practitioner Certificate in Neurology course from the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ESVPS) and after passing the examinations he gained the GPCert(Neuro) qualification. To understand the complexities of the conditions in his chosen field of neurology, and to broaden his knowledge of advanced imaging modalities, Michał has also been studying towards and obtained the Certificate in Diagnostic Imaging GPCert(DI).

Michał previously worked as a neurologist/neurosurgeon at Wear Referrals, in the north east of England.

Michał completed a three-year European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN) residency program at Paragon Referrals and is working towards a Diploma in Veterinary Neurology. His main interests include complex spinal surgeries and advanced central nervous system diagnostic imaging.


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