First Veterinary Neurologist in Nebraska at VCA MidWest

By on November 23, 2020

As care for and treatment of companion animals continues to resemble care for humans, this humanization of pets has resulted in some specific medical specialties being available and necessary. Here’s some interesting news we received from a local veterinarian you might be familiar with.

Omaha, NE – VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is the first location in Nebraska to have a Veterinary Neurologist on staff. 

VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is Nebraska’s only full-time, state of-the-art veterinary hospital dedicated to specialty & emergency medicine. The hospital  features nationally and internationally renowned board-certified veterinarians who work  in partnership with primary care veterinarians by referral throughout Nebraska, Iowa,  South Dakota and Kansas. This team includes 4 Internists, 2 Criticalists, a Surgeon, and now  a Neurologist. Additionally, the hospital is complemented with Veterinarians who staff the  Emergency Department (ED) that operates 24/7/365. 

VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is proud to announce the addition  of Dr. Logan Donaldson, a Veterinary Neurologist, the first in the state of Nebraska. The  opportunity to have a veterinary neurologist readily available for the veterinary  community and the pet community is an elevated step in veterinary care for Nebraska and  surrounding areas. Dr. Donaldson’s team utilizes the advanced diagnostics of magnetic  resonance imaging(MRI) and surgical correction to care for patients referred to our Neurology department.  

Heather Burwell, Hospital Administrator said, “The combination of Dr. Donaldson’s  knowledge and MRI diagnostic capabilities really enhances veterinary care in Nebraska.  We are excited that we have the opportunity to elevate the level of care for patients in our  state.” 

VCA MidWest is coming to the end of a current construction project that will round out by  the end of 2020. The newly remodeled and expanded 17,000 sq. ft. facility will feature 11  exam rooms, 4 operating theaters, a dedicated ICU with telemetry and long term  mechanical ventilation capabilities, separate GI and respiratory isolation wards,  Supplementary step-down unit, and comprehensive in-house laboratory equipment. They  also have ultrasonography, video rigid and flexible endoscopy, Stryker  laparoscopy/arthroscopy tower, digital radiography, helical computed tomography(CT),  and now on-site magnetic resonance imaging(MRI).


VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center 


VCA MidWest Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center is Nebraska’s only full-time, state of-the-art hospital dedicated to specialty & emergency medicine. Our internationally  renowned board-certified veterinarians work in partnership with primary care  veterinarians by referral throughout Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas to deliver  the most progressive and appropriate treatments available in Cardiology, Emergency &  Critical Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Internal Medicine, Oncology, and Surgery. 

Veterinary Specialists ( 

Veterinary specialists are veterinarians who have advanced training in various veterinary  medical and surgical disciplines and are board certified. To become board certified, a  veterinarian must have completed, at a minimum, four years of veterinary college, a one  year internship or equivalent, and two to three years in a residency program that meets the  standards of a recognized specialty college or board. There are additional training and  caseload requirements that must be met during the residency and finally, the veterinarian  must pass a series of rigorous examinations.

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