Michael Podell MSc, DVM


Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)



Dr. Podell practices in a new multidisciplinary specialty hospital at Medvet Chicago to provide even more advanced care to his patients.  State-of-the art imaging and neurosurgical equipment is available to include:

  • The first and only veterinary dedicated on-site 1.5 Tesla Philips high-field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner in Chicago
  • On-site Computed Tomography Imaging  with a rapid quad-slice GE scanner
  • Zeiss Neurosurgical Microscope
  • Full complement of electrodiagnostic testing to include electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction testing, hearing tests (BAER), and electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collection and in-house analysis

This advanced equipment allows for the diagnosis and treatment of all types of neurological problems to include:

  • Intervertebral disk disease surgery
  • Wobber's surgery (cervical vertebral instability)
  • Lumbosacral disk disease and instability surgery
  • Brain tumor medical and surgical treatments
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Head and spinal trauma
  • Muscle and nerve diseases leading to weakness
  • Movement and balance disorders