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(Ladera Ranch Veterinary Neurology) Ladera Ranch Animal Neurology Clinic

We are proudly the first and only veterinary center serving Ladera Ranchto specialize in neurology and imaging for dogs and cats. Our state-of-the-art facility provides everything patients need to receive quality care right here in Orange County.

Your pet should have access to quality medical care, so that it can live a long, healthy life with you. Unfortunately, there are limited resources available for dogs and cats in the field of veterinary neurology. To help solve this issue, Bright Care Animal Neurology and Imaging was opened as a neurological center for pets. We specialize in the treatment and research of complications that can happen in the brain, spinal cord, and nervous system.

Our Ladera Ranch Bright Care Animal Veterinary Staff

Our staff and veterinary neurologists at Bright Care Animal Neurology prioritize the health and well-being of our animal patients. Our goal is to provide you the best experience and highest quality medical care you can find. Our center is equipped with top-of-the-line treatment, technology, and equipment.

Located Conveniently on the Border of Ladera Ranch & Mission Viejo 

Located only 4 miles away from the Center of Ladera Ranch, Bright Care Animal Neurology & Imaging is located conveniently near  Ladera. Our center sits right on the border of Mission Viejo and Ladera Ranch and can be reached using Antonia Pkwy or Marguerite Pkway. Based out of the Mission Viejo Marketplace across the street from the Presbyterian Church of the Master, you’ll see us in the same plaza as Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Due to our specialization in neurological diagnostics and treatment, many hospitals and urgent cares in the local areas recommend patients to our facility. We take pride in working alongside many family veterinarians to provide our animal patients the best possible care they can find in Orange County. Our hospital offers the most advanced monitoring, anesthetic, diagnostic, and surgical equipment to be prepared for any emergency. If your pet needs to visit us, you can rest assured knowing we have state-of-the-art neurological diagnostic tools. Patients are also provided medications and blood products, as well as a complete surgical suite and intensive care unit.

If your pet needs to stay with us, our attentive staff will provide the best care in our 24-hour facility. Leaving your pet with us allows you to return to your other responsibilities knowing your pet is in good hands. Our center also prevents you from having to travel back and forth from appointments excessively.

Our Vet Neurologist

A Southern Californian native, Dr. Gorgi had dedicated his life to expanding veterinary neurology departments throughout Orange County and West Los Angeles. With over 10 years of experience, he is a reputable medical researcher and neurosurgeon who has taught as an adjunct professor at the Western University of Medical Sciences as well as lectured at the International Symposium of Veterinary Surgery. He has also been published in multiple veterinary journals for his groundbreaking research.

As a skilled vet neurologist and avid animal lover, Dr. Gorgi aims to promote an environment of learning and establish a progressive, integrative, and compassionate veterinary practice.

Veterinary Neurology Center Serving Ladera Ranch

Without proper management, neurological conditions can progress quickly. We never want to see animals suffering from treatable illnesses. We know how important pets are to our families; they mean the world to us. Our facility is conveniently located in Mission Viejo, so pet owners can quickly visit our center if needed. The services we provide include:

  • Neurosurgery: Our veterinary neurosurgeon is an expert at intervertebral disc surgery, spinal fracture repair, lumbosacral surgery, skull fracture repair, cervical arthroplasty, atlantoaxial stabilization, tumor removals, craniotomy, and more. 
  • Medical Neurology: We provide treatment or management for neurological conditions, such as seizures, strokes, brain tumors, spinal conditions, neuromuscular disease, meningitis, and more. 
  • Advanced Imaging: Our facility is equipped with an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scanner to identify issues with our patients’ brain or spinal cord. We also have a CT (Computer Tomography) Scan to create cross-sectional images of the bones, blood vessels, and soft tissue. Your pet will have the benefit of immediate results and treatment with our in-house imaging systems.
  • Stereotactic Neuronavigation: Bright Care Animal Neurology is the first and only veterinary hospital in Irvine and Southern California to offer stereotactic neuronavigation for minimally invasive brain and spinal biopsies.
  • Diagnostics:  Patients will undergo a thorough neurological examination for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

To learn more about our services and the neurological disorders we can treat, head over to our Services page. There, we provide extensive, in-depth information about our processes and animal neurology. Pet owners can benefit from learning more about signs of illness and post-surgery care. An early diagnosis is often key to speedy recovery! 

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Our Veterinary Staff

You can trust our veterinary staff to care for your pets to provide the best results possible. They have been highly trained in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery under the supervision of our experienced veterinarian. Each member of our Bright Care facility is dedicated to treating our patients with personalized care and kindness.

We have skilled vets, vet technicians, and veterinary assistants available 24/7. If your pet is suffering from an emergency neurological condition, such as a seizure, we can stabilize your pet and care for them overnight at any time.


What do you mean by vet neurology?

A vet neurology Ladera Ranch is the doctor who treats any neurological diseases that an animal might have. Some of the nervous system conditions we might find in pets will include problems with their brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Common conditions might include head/spinal injuries, epilepsy, cancers of the nervous system, herniated disks, meningitis, and others.

What to expect at your vet neurology appointment?

Your visit at the vet neurology Ladera Ranch varies in time. So better to give yourself ample time to let the staff/doctor perform an accurate and complete examination and assessment of your pets problem. Sometimes we might need to wait for results but when a diagnostic is given our doctors and staff will discuss diagnostic and treatment options with you.

When to see a veterinary neurologist?

If you see that your pet has a condition or behavior that is not normal and not getting better, it is time then to see a veterinary neurologist Ladera Ranch. It is better to visit the vet before any condition gets worse. A change in gait or the loss of the ability to move legs might be some of the symptoms. Remember that it is always better to prevent anything from happening so feel free to contact us, our staff will be delighted to answer all your questions.

What does a veterinary neurologist do?

A veterinary neurologist Ladera Ranch is a specialist that treats any condition that might affect the nervous system of an animal. There are some special examinations required in order to determine the proper disease or condition an animal might have. At BrightCare Neurology we count with state-of-the-art equipment and our doctors have the experience and knowledge needed to help your pet get better.

Can a dog recover from neurological problems?

To visit a dog neurologist Ladera Ranch because there is the possibility of your dog to have a neurological disease is a pretty scary situation. Not all conditions are equal, and they all need different treatments. Some of them might be easily treated with drugs or surgery, in other cases the effect can leave a major impact on the life of your beloved pet. In any case you need to discuss all possible outcomes and treatments with our doctors and staff. They are here for you so feel free to ask all the questions or concerns you might have.

What are symptoms of neurological problems in dogs?

When your dog neurologist Ladera Ranch sees your doggy, he might look for any of the following symptoms: Abnormal eye movements, balance/mobility issues, confusion or disorientation, neck/back pain, seizures, phantom scratching, and others. And any other unusual information you might be able to give the vet will help your pet tremendously.